As I-90 sweeps down into the state’s second largest city, BUFFALO, downtown looms up in a cluster of Art Deco spires and glass-box skyscrapers. The city’s early twentieth-century prosperity is reflected in such architecturally significant structures as the towering 1932 City Hall (free observation deck on the top floor) and the deep-red terracotta relief of Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building on Church Street. Just west of downtown, the massive abandoned grain elevators form part of the ongoing redevelopment of Canalside into a major entertainment and shopping hub. Renowned as a blue-collar city, Buffalo also loves its professional sports teams: football’s Bills (877 228 4257, buffalobills.com) and ice hockey’s Sabres (888 467 2273, sabres.nhl.com) both draw huge crowds.

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