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Buffalo, NY
Travel Guide

Buffalo which includes a city and central business district

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s “opus,” the cemetery where Millard Fillmore is buried and the house where Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated.

While New York City is New York State’s world city, Buffalo is its American city. Explore this location of landmark historical events, classic American architecture and popular natural sites.

The cityscape of Buffalo is like a museum of modern American architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, which he deemed “the opus,” is in the northern part of the city. Reserve a guided tour of the house to learn about Wright’s design, including the famous stained-glass window called the Tree of Life. Another Buffalo architectural classic is Louis Sullivan’s early skyscraper, the Guaranty Building, featuring ornate terra-cotta molding.

Buffalo’s park system is the work of another famous designer, Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Manhattan’s Central Park. Walk along the interconnected network of green space to reach the massive 350-acre (142-hectare) Delaware Park. Take a boat out on Hoyt Lake or ride in a horse-drawn carriage on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The southern end of the park has the 269-acre (109-hectare) Forest Lawn Cemetery, where former U.S. President Millard Fillmore is buried.

With Buffalo’s rich history, its museums are accordingly world-class. The Wilcox Mansion, the lavish home of a Buffalo lawyer, is the spot where Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as president in 1901. Today, see the house’s preserved rooms and exhibitions on Roosevelt’s presidency. Take the kids to the Buffalo Museum of Science, which features over 700,000 objects presented in a colorful and engaging setting.

Niagara Falls, one of the most famous natural attractions in the U.S., lies just a half-hour drive north of Buffalo on the New York-Canada border. Experience the massive falls, with a walk through the Cave of the Winds just next to the falls, a ride on the famous Maid of the Mist along the bottom or a hike along trails in the 400-acre (162-hectare) park.

Reach Buffalo through its international airport or by making the 6-hour drive from New York City. Expand your experience of New York State outside of Manhattan in historic Buffalo.

Where to stay in Buffalo

Millennium Buffalo
Millennium Buffalo
3.5 out of 5
2040 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY
The price is $87 per night from May 13 to May 13
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Holiday Twin Rinks and Walden Galleria Mall. Broadway Market and Buffalo Central Terminal are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,967 reviews)
"Amazing check-in person, fast & esy"

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Millennium Buffalo
Garden Place Hotel
Garden Place Hotel
3.5 out of 5
6615 Transit Road, Bowmansville, NY
The price is $71 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Patriots and Heroes Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Eastern Hills Mall and Diamond Hawk Golf Course. ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,025 reviews)
"We are so impress, we are already planning a trip here next month for a birthday with two others"

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Garden Place Hotel
Buffalo Airport Hotel
Buffalo Airport Hotel
2.5 out of 5
4600 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night from May 13 to May 13
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Patriots and Heroes Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Walden Galleria Mall and Glen Falls. Eastern ...
3.9/5Good! (974 reviews)
"Chose for proximity to airport in town to attend a funeral. Comfortable bed and nice shower for price"

Reviewed on May 9, 2021

Buffalo Airport Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cozy 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath 70inch TV Upstairs Apartment in North Buffalo
Cozy 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath 70inch TV Upstairs Apartment in North Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Located in North Buffalo, this vacation home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from UB Anderson Gallery and within 3 mi (5 km) of University at Buffalo - South Campus and Buffalo ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Great stay
"Clean, good neighborhood, great host communication"

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2021

Cozy 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath 70inch TV Upstairs Apartment in North Buffalo
3 Bedroom in Buffalo Near Niagara Falls
3 Bedroom in Buffalo Near Niagara Falls
Buffalo, NY
Situated in Buffalo, this vacation home is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Cazenovia Park and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from KeyBank Center. Lake Erie and Buffalo and Erie County ...
3.4/5 (5 reviews)
Loved the place
"Great communication and great clean place"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

3 Bedroom in Buffalo Near Niagara Falls
Buffalo/niagara Falls Home
Buffalo/niagara Falls Home
Tonawanda, NY
Situated in Tonawanda, this vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Niawanda Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Boulevard Mall and UB Anderson Gallery. University ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"I liked the neighborhood, the set up of the house and all the necessary amenities that my family didnt have to go out and buy. Te owner communited effectively and even gave me some places to visit. I would stsy at another one of his properties again! The house could have been a little cleaner."

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Buffalo/niagara Falls Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Buffalo

Given the wealth of outdoor attractions in the area surrounding Buffalo, you’ll probably want to rent a car, which you can do easily in town or at the airport. Buffalo’s roads are pleasingly quiet for a city of its size. Light rail and bus networks also serve the city, while cycling is also an option; there are not many lanes, but there are beautiful routes like the Outer Harbor bike trail. Visit the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority website.Browse Buffalo rental cars.

Best time to visit

Visit Buffalo in summer and you’ll likely be greeted with beautiful sunny weather, with average high temperatures in July and August in the high 70s F (mid to high 20s C), perfect for strolling beside Lake Erie or visiting the city’s many fantastic museums. Fall and spring are cheaper and quieter than summer, although it’s colder and there’s less guarantee of good weather. Winters are bitterly cold.

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Reviews of Buffalo

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4/5 - Good

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Jun 3, 2020

Nothing else

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

Been there lots of time. Not much to do this time due to the pandemic

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 13, 2020

My family live there so it always pleasant

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 1, 2020

These hotels are wonderful! definitely quiet, but cheap and modern! ALWAYS CLEAN!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

No pathing downtown sucks, wake up to a ticker every time

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

We love the area, tons of things to do.

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