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City Guide: Buffalo

Where past meets present, and adventure awaits at every corner!

Buffalo is known for its rich architectural heritage, being the birthplace of Buffalo wings, its passionate sports culture, and the majestic Niagara Falls in close proximity. Its contributions to the arts are abundant, particularly with institutions like the Buffalo AKG Art Museum and Shea's Buffalo Theatre. From hundreds of free, family-friendly year-round events at vibrant Canalside to serene nature strolls through Tifft Nature Preserve or paddling the Buffalo River, a myriad of experiences are available to every traveler.

Buffalo boasts a bounty of exciting annual events, including: Juneteenth, Taste of Buffalo, Dyngus Day, National Buffalo Wing Festival, and the Borderland Music + Arts Festival

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Buffalo's Shea's Theater exterior

  • Buffalo’s city parks system was built by the renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City.

  • There are over 50 private and public art galleries in Buffalo; the Buffalo AKG Art Museum alone is every art enthusiast's haven, showcasing pieces by Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, and Vincent Van Gogh, just to name a few. Buffalo also hosts two major annual art festivals: Elmwood Festival Of The Arts and Allentown Art Festival.

  • It is widely believed that the creation of the Buffalo wing was an accident; Teressa Bellissimo is credited with inventing the beloved barroom bite when an order mishap forced her to improvise at the famous Anchor Bar.

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getting there

By Train

Take Amtrak to Buffalo Exchange Street (BFX) or Buffalo Depew (BUF). Taxi service is available upon arrival at Depew and the Exchange Street station is walking distance from downtown Buffalo and Canalside.

By Plane

Start your journey by flying into Buffalo Niagara International Airport, located just 15 minutes east of downtown Buffalo.

By Car

By car, Buffalo is 2 hours from Toronto, 3 hours from Cleveland, 4 hours from Albany, 6 hours from Philadelphia, and 7 hours from Boston.

By Bus

Greyhound offers service to Buffalo or Niagara Falls, NY stations.

Getting Around

By Bus

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority operates several bus routes throughout Buffalo, including the #20 Metro Bus which ties together several of the city's most popular neighborhoods, including downtown, Allentown, the Elmwood Village and the Museum District. The #40 Metro bus provides service from Buffalo to Niagara Falls and #24 provides service to and from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

By Rail

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority operates one metro rail line connecting the University of Buffalo to the First Niagara Center, home of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team.

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Check out Visit Buffalo Niagara for more information.