Attractions

Editor Colleen Smitek reveals the inspiration behind this year's Travel Guide — to nudge you out of your comfortable corner of Lake Erie and discover all the magnificent adventures that awaits along the shoreline and beyond.

We won’t experience another total solar eclipse until 2099, making April 8 a must-see celestial celebration. Here you’ll find some of the best places to enjoy the show, along with the precise time the totality begins in each location.

What happens when a die-hard tent camper hits the road in a rented recreational vehicle? We sent writer/photographer Laura Watilo Blake to find out, along with two tweens for a little added drama. 

For the Waldameer Park & Water World president, every sunny day feels like a party he's hosting for thousands of guests to have the time of their lives.

Discover ways to laze the day away with a delicious meal, refreshing drink and marvelous unobstructed lake views.

Inside and out, bask in the beauty and intrigue of two of the region's most creative spaces.

Discover how the Roger Tory Peterson Institute combines art and nature for a truly unique and relaxing experience.

Whether you prefer a light misting, a thorough drenching or staying dry, there are multiple ways to experience the American side of Niagara Falls. 

Build your own high-flying adventure at Holiday Valley or Peek’n Peak, both of which offer aerial courses, ziplines and other warm-weather adventures. 

Get a sneak peek at one of the region's most beloved family-friendly entertainment destinations.