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There's never a shortage of fun in upstate hot spots like Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. From beer flights to barbecue, boat cruises to contemporary art museums, you'll enjoy an action packed weekend.

But where do you begin? Luckily, JetBlue has put together a to do list for your next weekend. Read on for awesomely unmissable activities.


Anchor Bar
Buffalo wing fan? Of course you are, so make a pilgrimage to where the Sunday Football food staple got its start. Anchor Bar has been slinging their world-famous Buffalo Wings since inventing them in 1964.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
There's no better place to get up close and personal with work from modern art masters like Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Pablo Picasso. Click here to get cultured.

Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Originally designed for a wealthy Buffalo businessman by none other than Frank Lloyd Wright, this once residential address is now open to the public. A National Historic Landmark since 1986, the Darwin D. Martin House Complex features the acclaimed architect's design signatures like art glass windows that communicate seamlessly with the beautiful landscaping.


Mary Jemison Boat Cruise

Explore the Erie Canal aboard the historic Mary Jemison, a wooden vessel that allows you to take in the Rochester skyline and its stunning urban port at a leisurely pace. You can even book a dinner cruise.

Genesee Brew House

Of course all this action can leave you feeling parched. Luckily, the Genesee Brew House offers tours and flights of their famous beer, including the delicious Cream Ale.


Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
No trip to Syracuse would be complete without a meal at the legendary Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, which originated in this fair city. Sink your teeth into mouthwatering brisket (slow cooked for 12 hours), pulled pork and mac 'n cheese. Just remember to wear a napkin.

Erie Canal Museum

This former weighlock station (the only one remaining in the U.S.) preserves Erie Canal history through collected material, educational information and interactive exhibits, like a reconstructed Erie Canal boat replica that visitors can tour. Click here for more info.

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