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.

Known for

Waterfall, Live Music and Entertainment

Top Hotels in Buffalo

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Millennium Buffalo
3.5 out of 5
2040 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY
CA $105/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.1/5Very Good! (1,896 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Holiday Twin Rinks and Walden Galleria Mall. Charles E. Burchfield Nature and Art Center and Broadway ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,896 reviews)

"Great location. Could use a good cleaning and a little refreshing."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 20, 2019

Millennium Buffalo
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Buffalo Grand Hotel
3 out of 5
120 Church St, Buffalo, NY
CA $89/night
Sep 5 - Sep 6
3.4/5 (4,049 reviews)

Located in Downtown Buffalo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Guaranty / Prudential Building, Coca-Cola Field, and Canalside. Buffalo and Erie County ...

3.4/5 (4,049 reviews)

"Hotel is being renovated, staff was very nice and professional, solid location down town, rooms comfortable and clean. A good value overall."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 20, 2019

Buffalo Grand Hotel
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Days Hotel by Wyndham Buffalo Airport
3 out of 5
4345 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY
CA $112/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
3.7/5Good! (2,004 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Island Park, Walden Galleria Mall, and Glen Falls. Holiday Twin Rinks and Eastern Hills Mall ...

3.7/5Good! (2,004 reviews)

"Location so convenient room needs improvement and hallway"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 19, 2019

Days Hotel by Wyndham Buffalo Airport

Popular things to do in Buffalo

Buffalo Zoo
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Buffalo Zoo

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

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. 

Albright - Knox Art Gallery
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Albright - Knox Art Gallery

This prestigious gallery in upstate New York is home to works from the world’s most celebrated artists. 

Top activities in Buffalo

Operation City Quest of Buffalo, NY
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Operation City Quest of Buffalo, NY

CA $13

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

Zombie Scavengers Game of Buffalo, NY
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Zombie Scavengers Game of Buffalo, NY

CA $3

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Deluxe Wine Tours With Lunch Niagara USA
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Deluxe Wine Tours With Lunch Niagara USA

CA $157

Free tasting wine is included at each winery and Lunch at Spring Lake winery.Sit back, relax and enjoy your day! As a wine lover visit to Niagara's finest wineries and taste of exclusive wines will give you a memorable experience of all time.

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