BuffaloUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Buffalo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Millennium Buffalo
Millennium Buffalo
3.5 out of 5
2040 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY
The price is CA $108 per night

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! (2,275 reviews)

"Friendly professional staff, would visit again when the world is back to “normal” !!"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 11, 2020

Millennium Buffalo
Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
3 out of 5
5020 Main Street, Amherst, NY
The price is CA $149 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Daemen College and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from University at Buffalo - South Campus. Glen Falls and Grover ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"Love the updated large rooms, and nice outdoor space"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 10, 2020

Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst
Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst
3 out of 5
1290 Sweethome Rd, Amherst, NY
The price is CA $130 per night

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Boulevard Mall and University At Buffalo - North Campus. Lasertron and University At Buffalo Center ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)

"We love the hotel very much Nd this is the 2 Nd time I stayed in this hotel ."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 10, 2020

Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst

Popular places to visit in Buffalo

Buffalo Zoo
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Buffalo Zoo

3.5/5(286 reviews)

See more than 1,200 animals at this small zoo in Buffalo’s Delaware Park. Explore the rainforest building or see the big cats of the African plains.

Buffalo Museum of Science
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Buffalo Museum of Science

3.5/5(58 reviews)

Enter a world where you can explore weather, bodies, bugs, physics and more, all in one place. Buffalo’s world-class science museum also features a 3-D movie theater. 

Delaware Park
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Delaware Park

3/5(1 review)

Between boating on Hoyt Lake, seeing an open-air play and exploring Rumsey Forest, it is easy to forget that this park is located in the heart of downtown Buffalo.

Top things to do in Buffalo

Shared Shuttle: Buffalo Niagara Intr Airport - Niagara, ON
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Shared Shuttle: Buffalo Niagara Intr Airport - Niagara, ON

CA $176
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of New York
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of New York

CA $14
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of New York
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of New York

CA $14
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of New York
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of New York

CA $14
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New York
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of New York

CA $27
Per adult
Private Arrival Transfer: Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Niagara Falls, New York
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Private Arrival Transfer: Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Niagara Falls, New York

CA $33
Per adult

Reviews of Buffalo

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 15, 2020

No i just like the shopping

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 10, 2020

Saw some nice sites and great stadium close by

5/5 - Excellent

Amber

Mar 3, 2020

We did a lot of shopping and enjoyed dinner at the cheesecake factory

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 2, 2020

Wish our Canadian exchange was better! Buffalo has changed a lot and I’d greatly improved from a few years ago! Really stepped up!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Mar 2, 2020

Overpriced.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 22, 2020

Buffalo is an amazing city that isn’t too big and is full of historic buildings.

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