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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.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Beautiful Park, Buffalo's "Central Park". Historical and enchanting place to run, walk, sit and read or people watch, and even grab a snack. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Museum
“1903-1906. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo buildings. National Register of Historic Places ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Event Space
“Canalside has plenty of activities, I suggest checking out their website for the most current events! In the winter, canalside offers plenty of outdoor activities including ice skating, curling, and ice bikes. In the summer canalside offers concerts, the naval park, and great waterfront views!”
  • 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”
  • 39 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Museum featuring watercolors, oil paintings & more by regional artists from the late 1800s to today.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Customer-owned small grocery store for all your organic/natural/local/vegan/yummy produce needs!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Science museum with many exhibits featuring animals, science, and technology.”
  • 17 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
“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”
  • 22 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Very laid back neighbor Hood with lots of little unique shops and restaurants.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bakery
“Cute and quiet spot for some coffee and creative take on toast. Grab a loaf of freshly baked bread on your way out!”
  • 24 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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“Amazing Sushi. Very small restaurant so not great for big groups and can get crowded at times. ”
  • 21 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

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
“Cute and quiet spot for some coffee and creative take on toast. Grab a loaf of freshly baked bread on your way out!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Amazing Sushi. Very small restaurant so not great for big groups and can get crowded at times. ”
  • 21 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!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Within walking distance. Local gem. Gastropub. Urban nook with seasonal New American eats & clever cocktails, plus Sunday brunch & outdoor seating.”
  • 24 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...”
  • 14 locals recommend

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