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Things to do in Buffalo

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Contemporary & modern works by such artists as Picasso & Warhol in a 1905 Greek Revival building.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Fredrick Law Olmsted designed this park... and Central Park in NYC. Worth seeing! The birchfield penny, ALBRIGHT KNOX art gallery and Buffalo History Museum are next to the park, too! ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Museum
“1903-1906. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo buildings. National Register of Historic Places ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Event Space
“For the past few years, the city of Buffalo has been continually adding to this waterfront park on the historic terminus of the Erie Canal and the edge of Lake Erie. A popular spot to watch the sunset, picnic, rent boats or bikes, among other things. There is always something going on down there in the summer.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Zoo
“Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a backpack with a hydration reservoir, a good camera or smartphone, ANKER battery pack to keep laptop/camera/smartphone charged up. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Event Space
“Lots to do here, come for a ice cream. Ice skating/bicycle ice in winter Summer bummer cars/remote boats”
  • 38 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Museum featuring watercolors, oil paintings & more by regional artists from the late 1800s to today.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The Co-op is less than a mile away for organic, fresh, and grab and go food. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Science museum with many exhibits featuring animals, science, and technology.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“A beloved Buffalo favorite, Betty's offers a delicious brunch and also has an extensive list of vegetarian and vegan options.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Located in Buffalo's historic Theatre District on Main Street, this is a beautiful place to catch a show.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Elmwood Village is one of Buffalo's most sought after neighborhoods for it's abundance of restaurants, cafes, breweries, shops, and galleries.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is the coolest breakfast spot you’ll ever see in an old building converted just has a great feel ! Everything is homemade! eggs toast more toast coffee toast and they have toast.”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is an excellent museum and has happy hour parties on the steps overlooking a lake and beautiful Japanese Garden. These are held on Friday's in the summer. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“World renowned Sushi. No reservations and always a wait for this highly sought after foodie hot spot.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Event Space
“Located on Buffalo's waterfront in the revitalized Canalside district, KeyBank Center is Western New York's premier sports and entertainment facility. Serving as the primary home of the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres, KeyBank Center is a state-of-the-art venue that plays host to the world’s best concerts, ice shows, sporting events, and family shows, entertaining audiences of all ages.”
  • 23 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“A beloved Buffalo favorite, Betty's offers a delicious brunch and also has an extensive list of vegetarian and vegan options.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is the coolest breakfast spot you’ll ever see in an old building converted just has a great feel ! Everything is homemade! eggs toast more toast coffee toast and they have toast.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“World renowned Sushi. No reservations and always a wait for this highly sought after foodie hot spot.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Fun place on the water go grab a drink, bite to eat or walk around & explore!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Gabriel's Gate reflects the quirky eccentric appeal of Allentown, replete with mounted animals and year-round Christmas statues from your favorite Christmas claymation films. While Anchor Bar has gained the reputation of being home to the first buffalo wing, it stops there for the locals. Gabriel's Gate hails some of Buffalo's biggest, juiciest (yet crispiest) wings. Try the BBQ flavored wings and you won't be disappointed! Not a wing fan? Their menu offers a wide variety of options, and they're known for the French Onion soup as well as their wings!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Within walking distance. Local gem. Gastropub. Urban nook with seasonal New American eats & clever cocktails, plus Sunday brunch & outdoor seating.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Iconic coffeeshop in Buffalo right in the heart of Elmwood. A great place to stop for coffee, lunch, or a snack while shopping on Elmwood.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the new and burgeoning micro breweries located in the heart of downtown Buffalo...great food and drink at the establishment named after the ERIE CANAL...”
  • 16 locals recommend

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