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Best things to do in Buffalo

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“One of the top museums of modern art in the United States. The 150 year old collection features works by Francis Bacon, Frida Kahlo, Roy Lichtenstien, Georgia O'Keefe, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, and numerous other famous artists. Need to take a break to eat and to soak in the atmosphere, take in lunch in at the AK Cafe'. ”
87 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Good for jogging, walking, people watching, reading, sometimes there are concerts and Shakespeare performances, rose garden, and now there's a bar for classy cocktails + food.”
64 locals recommend
Museum
“Internationally renowned architecture. Bring camera, smartphone, ANKER battery pack for smartphone and laptop. ”
54 locals recommend
Event Space
“Most popular place to hang out and having outdoor activities. Night scene even better!”
47 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”
39 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Love art, check out the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Charles Burchfield was a famous local artist. Initially a designer for a wall paper company, Burchfield went on to become one of Buffalo's most famous artists. Known for his unique nature water colors, he also created some striking and muscular paintings of Buffalo during its manufacturing glory days. Housed in one of Buffalo's newest architectural gems (noted in the New York Times as one of the top 40 buildings in the US to visit), the Burchfield Penney collection also features other artists with a Western New York connection. Just across the street from the Albright Knox Art Gallery.”
27 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Shea's Performing Arts Center is a theater for touring Broadway musicals and special events in Buffalo, New York. Originally called Shea's Buffalo, it was opened in 1926 to show silent movies. It took one year to build the entire theatre”
21 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Get any of your grocery needs, craft beer, and quick bites around the corner on Elmwood Ave.”
34 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Science museum with many exhibits featuring animals, science, and technology.”
17 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.”
22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Opening in October 2004, Betty's quickly won the hearts and loyalty of Buffalonians with its cheerful, sunny dining room, its friendly and funky staff, and its moderately priced eclectic cuisine. Betty's food is simple, fresh, and creative, drawing on American and international influences, resulting in food that is wholesome, interesting, and unpretentious. Betty's aspires to use food as a vehicle for bringing people together in ways that result in good feelings, goodwill, and a heightened sense of community in Buffalo, NY.”
27 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“A short drive from your stay.... this park is brimming with wildlife. Hiking trails are easy and plentiful. Enjoy a short walk or a day trip! Super close to the waterfront park.”
14 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
Bakery
“Toast like you've never had it before in a cool brick and old wood atmosphere.”
22 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“lots of local shops, restaurants, boutiques along these blocks of Elmwood Avenue”
27 locals recommend