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“It’s a Wonderful Life” is a holiday film favorite for many families around the country, and this year marks the film’s 70th Anniversary. To celebrate,... Read More

Truth be told, sampling upstate New York’s Finger Lakes Wine Country in a single weekend is an ambitious undertaking. The region comprises all the... Read More

Starting this September, travelers will be able to fly direct from Toronto, Canada, to Niagara Falls—a trip that will take all of 12 minutes.The service... Read More

Buffalo residents are sick and tired of hearing about the city’s depressing history, but the conversation is changing. In the past couple of years, the... Read More

This story originally appeared on time.com.Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday this week, and Niagara Falls turned purple on... Read More

Thinking about a trip to Buffalo? Here are the places you can't miss. (Numbers correspond to positions on the map above.)1. The opulent, 1890s-era... Read More

While millions of tourists flock to Niagara Falls to soak up the breathtaking views of the monumental natural wonder now, things could soon change as a... Read More

Calling all muggles and wizard-lovers: Ithaca’s Press Bay Alley will be transforming into a very different (read: magical) sort of alley come ... Read More

On a recent September evening in New York City’s West Village, Buffalo chef Adam Goetz prepared a meal for a packed James Beard House. Each... Read More

Buffalo is gearing up to celebrate its namesake culinary mascot this Labor Day weekend, with the 14th annual National Buffalo Wing Festival on Saturday... Read More

CanadaGet 50 percent off from Marriott Niagara Fallsview Hotel & Spa, whose classic rooms have dramatic, sweeping views of Niagara Falls.Niagra Wine... Read More

If you’ve ever been captivated by the art of glassblowing, it may be time to start planning a trip to Corning, New York.The Corning Museum of... Read More

In the midst of empty lots and abandoned buildings, turn-of-the-century factories dwarf a windowless structure nearby. The freshly painted brick... Read More

WHY NOW Hang your Christmas stocking in Cooperstown, the snowy capital of central New York's Leatherstocking region. This Federal-era village facing... Read More

It's that time of year—when flickering lights illuminate the sky, snow blankets the ground, and airports overflow with travelers. While destinations... Read More

Magpie Café: Signs that Slow Food mecca San Francisco is rubbing off on Sacramento? Standout new locavore spots such as Magpie Café, where the bánh mì... Read More

There is nothing that makes life sweeter, nothing that gives more encouragement in the middle of hard work, than to spend a few days in Skaneateles.—H.... Read More

Eating well has always been easy in wine regions. It makes sense: people who pay close attention to what they drink don’t typically settle for fast-food... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Museums.Bunnies, bunnies everywhere, and in all forms: stuffed, ceramic, painted—even a few real ones. Not... Read More

See our slideshow of The World’s Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms.When it comes to tasting rooms, what’s outside your glass is often as important as what... Read More

See our slideshow of Do-It-Yourself “Amazing Race” Adventures.One step off a platform and it’s 200 feet straight down. Strapped into a harness and... Read More

Cultural Hit ListArtEuropeLondon "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist... Read More

From her bedroom decorated with stars, 13-year-old Claire looks out over nine-mile-long Otsego Lake, one of her favorite places. A student at... Read More

With two young children and a mortgage, I rarely feel Gatsbyesque. But a jazzy mood swept over me as the reproduction 1929 mahogany Hacker Craft pulled... Read More

 q. We want to make the great baseball pilgrimage. What are three things not to miss in Cooperstown, and where should we stay?--L.P., Reno, Nev.a.... Read More

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