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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’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.
Nature & Outdoor Adventure
Expansive exhibits and a guided tour offer an exclusive look into TR's presidential journey. more
An environment for creative play and learning for the whole family. more
Arts & Culture
Venture Beyond Buffalo
Prime proximity to Niagara Falls with free breakfast and modern amenities. more
Modernized rooms, pet-friendly, and free WiFi. Near many landmarks. more
Free 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as an onsite restaurant. more
A full-service, upscale boutique hotel at the nexus of the entertainment district. more
A luxury hotel combining old world charm with contemporary sophistication. more
Walking distance to the harbor, Lake Erie, and Erie Canal. more
A sophisticated and imaginative American eclectic menu with a first-rate wine list. more
Top-shelf steakhouse with elegant yet quirky decor, from velvet banquettes to dog paintings. more
Serving American fare and a vast wine list served in a sophisticated space. more
Start your journey by flying into Buffalo Niagara International Airport, located just 15 minutes east of downtown Buffalo.
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.
Greyhound offers service to Buffalo or Niagara Falls, NY stations.
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.
Check out Visit Buffalo Niagara for more information.