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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
“Wonderful art museum with large permanent collection and great rotating exhibitions.”
  • 92 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
“Internationally renowned architecture. Bring camera, smartphone, ANKER battery pack for smartphone and laptop. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Event Space
“Buffalo’s waterfront gem, always something going on down here. Water activity rentals!”
  • 47 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
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. ”
  • 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
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
Grocery or Supermarket
“Get any of your grocery needs, craft beer, and quick bites around the corner on Elmwood Ave.”
  • 34 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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“A beloved Buffalo favorite, Betty's offers a delicious brunch and also has an extensive list of vegetarian and vegan options.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Science museum with many exhibits featuring animals, science, and technology.”
  • 16 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
Neighborhood
“lots of local shops, restaurants, boutiques along these blocks of Elmwood Avenue”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“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

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
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
Sushi Restaurant
“Amazing Sushi. Very small restaurant so not great for big groups and can get crowded at times. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Great place for craft beers and some tasty food. There is also a whole wall of whiskeys and bourbons for you to try.”
  • 17 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
Athletics & Sports
“Fun place on the water go grab a drink, bite to eat or walk around & explore!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great breakfast option on the West Side. Order one of their toasts and enjoy on their large outdoor patio.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“World famous Buffalo is from Anchor Bar, and their newest location is 5 mins from us. It a mouth watering food you have to try.”
  • 20 locals recommend

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