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Hello! The Unexpected Buffalo here. Bet you weren’t expecting to see me. Looking for things to do in Buffalo, New York? As the Unexpected Buffalo, I’ve spent my life seeking out the countless original and surprising things to do here. With amazing architecture, incredible art, delicious food, natural beauty, and fantastic events, you’ll never wonder what to do in Buffalo, you’ll just wonder how to do it all. If you ever find out, let me know.

The Unexpected Buffalo

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EXPLORE

Experience Buffalo’s remarkable transformation, including a redeveloped waterfront, revitalized neighborhoods, and a burgeoning craft beer scene. Add a rich history and the designation of America’s Best Designed City, and you’ve got a lot to see.

EAT & DRINK

In addition to being the birthplace of America’s favorite bar snack, Buffalo is home to enthusiastic chefs who have shaped the city’s culinary scene. Here you’ll find everything from fine dining and pubs to international cuisine and bountiful markets.

STAY

What’s most important to you when you’re looking for a place to stay? Whether it’s comfort, convenience, architecture, history or affordability, with its array of hotels, B&Bs, campgrounds, and hostels, Buffalo has you covered.

PLAN

There’s so much to do in Buffalo that it can appear overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Let us guide you.

FALL GUIDE

FALL GUIDE

NEIGHBORHOODS

ITINERARIES

TOURS

BUFFALO STORIES

A city is only as incredible as its stories. We’re proud to say that the people, places and moments that shape Buffalo make for great stories, and we’re excited to share them with you.

Introducing the Buffalo Wing Trail

13 Awesome Festivals to End Summer with a Bang

Becoming a Hero at Explore & More Children’s Museum

Perfectly Tuned: The Kleinhans Experience

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BUFFALO 101

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Events

There’s never a dull moment in Buffalo. Here’s proof:

Curtain Up! Buffalo

9/20

Art

Each year Curtain Up! a major event in Buffalo's arts & cultural scene, is held…

Favorites and Friends: A Celebration of 20 Years

9/21

Music

Join the celebration as our lady of honor, Maestro JoAnn Falletta, takes the podium for…

Buffalo Beer Week

9/16 - 9/22

Bars & Nightlife

The 10 day lineup features events such as beer dinners, tastings at your local pub,…

Borderland Music and Arts Festival

9/21 - 9/22

Art

The Borderland Music and Arts Festival celebrates the rich history and renaissance of the region…

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