Despite the name, you won't find any roaming herds here. You will find a revitalized, booming city rich in history, music, art, architecture, scenic beauty, distinctive ethnic neighborhoods and friendly people. In fact, you'll discover a surprisingly small-town atmosphere in this second-largest city in New York, dubbed "the biggest small town in America." Often associated with Niagara Falls or major league sports, the city has a great deal more than that for weekend visitors. Architectural gems include Victorian mansions, Frank Lloyd Wright designs and the art deco City Hall, whose 28th-floor observatory offers a spectacular views. If you like nature, grab your hiking shoes and head out to the Tifft Nature Preserve. For a tamer time, take in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, with its Victorian-style greenhouse, or the Zoological Gardens, with its popular gorilla rain forest and, yes, buffalo. Don't leave without munching on Buffalo chicken wings (which really did originate here) and sponge candy, light and crunchy inside and coated in chocolate.