Buffalo, NY

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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

Buffalo Airport Hotel
Buffalo Airport Hotel
2.5 out of 5
4600 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY, 14225
The price is $86 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Buffalo. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (966 reviews)
"hotel very clean, breakfast very good, service very good. refrigerators, microwaves in the rooms and restaurants next to the hotel. Everything as it should be in every hotel. thank you"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Buffalo Airport Hotel
Garden Place Hotel
Garden Place Hotel
3.5 out of 5
6615 Transit Road, Bowmansville, NY, 14221
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Bowmansville. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,099 reviews)
"Great place to stay. Conveniently located to airport, mall and other areas. Staff is friendly."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Garden Place Hotel
Home2 Suites by Hilton Amherst Buffalo
Home2 Suites by Hilton Amherst Buffalo
3 out of 5
3820 Ridge Lea Rd, Amherst, NY, 14228
The price is $142 per night from Jun 7 to Jun 8
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Amherst. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (790 reviews)
"The pool was nice and warm. I would've liked it if there were a hot-tub too but that's ok. It was quiet...no dogs barking or loud guests. It was nice to be close to so many restaurants and shopping opportunities."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Home2 Suites by Hilton Amherst Buffalo
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Spacious/Comfy/Private Home near Buffalo/Bills/Airport/Niagara Falls
Spacious/Comfy/Private Home near Buffalo/Bills/Airport/Niagara Falls
Buffalo, NY
The price is $225 per night from May 23 to May 24
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5/5 Exceptional! (29 reviews)
Excellent
"My brothers and a couple of friends came from 3 different states to gather for an event. The was the perfect place where the 5 of us could stay. The property was clean and spacious. It was absolutely perfect for our us. The owner was very nice and helpful. Without a doubt, I would rent this space ..."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

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Lofts on Pearl Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Lofts on Pearl Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
92 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY, 14202
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly apartment in Buffalo. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (520 reviews)
Great location
"Very easy and fast check in. Property manager managed to find ways to connect with me after unable to contact Expedia that our original property is closed on Sunday and we have to move to another property. The info provided was accurate. The location is really good. Close to city and easy access ..."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Lofts on Pearl Trademark Collection by Wyndham
FULL APARTMENT on a BUDGET
FULL APARTMENT on a BUDGET
Buffalo, NY
Stay at this apartment in Buffalo. Enjoy WiFi, 3 bedrooms, and air conditioning. Popular attractions KeyBank Center and Buffalo Zoo are located nearby. Discover ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Comfortable stay
"The home was fitting for my family and we enjoyed our stay. Thank you"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2021

FULL APARTMENT on a BUDGET
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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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