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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.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A historic park system and national historic district located in the northern and western sections of Buffalo in Erie County, New York.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Museum
“Walking distance and one of the greatest architectural structures in Western New York! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Event Space
“Canal side is a really fun spot in every season. In the winter there’s ice skating, curling and ice bikes. In the summer it’s great for kayaking and lawn games.”
  • 58 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. ”
  • 36 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. ”
  • 28 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.”
  • 18 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
Neighbourhood
“Elmwood Village is one of Buffalo's most sought after neighborhoods for it's abundance of restaurants, cafes, breweries, shops, and galleries.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bakery
“Five points bakery is a family owner and operated business that makes flour out of locally sourced wheat. Their bread and baked goods are so fresh and tasty. Great coffee and lattes too.”
  • 24 locals recommend
History Museum
“Historical society & museum featuring exhibits, artifacts & programs documenting area history.”
  • 18 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.”
  • 22 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.”
  • 25 locals recommend

Top-rated experiences

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
“Five points bakery is a family owner and operated business that makes flour out of locally sourced wheat. Their bread and baked goods are so fresh and tasty. Great coffee and lattes too.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“World renowned Sushi. No reservations and always a wait for this highly sought after foodie hot spot.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Take in one of the many live concerts and try their new zipline! Great food, great atmosphere.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“American fare served in a cozy tavern space filled with mounted animals & Native American statues.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Within walking distance. Local gem. Gastropub. Urban nook with seasonal New American eats & clever cocktails, plus Sunday brunch & outdoor seating.”
  • 23 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.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Spacious taproom serving comfort eats, small plates & house-brewed beer in an industrial-chic setup.”
  • 17 locals recommend

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