Best Places to Cool Off in Buffalo This Summer – Clay’s Top Five
If you’ve ever spent a summer in Buffalo, New York you know it can get pretty hot and humid. The Western New York area is full of places where you can go have some fun and cool off at the same time. I’ve put together a list of my top five, best places to cool off this summer. Give them a try and let me know what you think.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
|Canadian Departure Locations||U.S. Departure Location|
|Niagara on the Lake, ON
61 Melville Street, PO BOX 1215
|Lewiston, New York
115 South Water St,
Lewiston, New York
|Whirlpool Aero Car
3850 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Skim across the water of the Niagara River aboard the super powered Jet boat of Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours. Don’t want to get soaked to the bone? Try their Jet Dome boat that is completely enclosed. Prices begin at around $51 for adults and $41 for children. Reservations can be made right on their website. Check out this cool video on Youtube.
Maid of the Mist
Niagara Reservation State Park at Prospect Point
Niagara Falls, U.S.A
What could cool you down faster then getting right up close to our own Wonder of the World Niagara Falls? The Maid of the Mist has been taking adventure seeking visitors to Niagara Falls close to the Falls since 1846 and has been a fixture of Niagara Falls visits for years. To ride the Maid of the Mist it is $13.50 for adults and $7.85 for children 6-12. Watch this video on Youtube.
Waikiki Watercraft Jet Ski Rentals
101 Whitehaven Rd.
Grand Island, New York 14072
Going jet skiing down the Niagara River certainly sounds like a fun way to beat the heat this summer right? Well if you are one of the many non Jet Ski owning people in Buffalo fear not you can simply rent a Jet Ski from Waikiki Watercraft Jet Ski Rentals which is located only fifteen minuets from Buffalo. Renting a jet ski is simple and does not require a boating license and cost $79 per hour.
Fallsview Indoor Water Park
5685 Falls Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6W7
Fallsview Indoor Water Park is Niagara’s largest indoor water park and offer’s everything from 6 storey high slides, a full size wave pool, to attractions just for adults like two over sized Jacuzzis. The water park is located near many hotels and the Planet Hollywood Café is located inside the park. Special price packages can be made depending on the size of your family and the number of days you are staying. Here is a video of the interior of the water park.
Anderson’s Ice Cream
2634 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
Anderson’s has been a Buffalo ice cream staple since 1947 when the first location was open on Kenmore Avenue, Anderson’s has since expanded to seven different locations around the Buffalo area. Anderson’s offers a large menu of homemade frozen treats from hard ice cream, ice cream cakes, to their famous frozen custard.
Contributing authors Liz DiNardo and Len Schrantz