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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

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

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

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.

NEIGHBORHOODS

NEIGHBORHOODS

NEIGHBORHOODS

NEIGHBORHOODS

SPRING GUIDE

SPRING GUIDE

ITINERARIES

ITINERARIES

TOURS

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.

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Introducing the Buffalo Wing Trail

By The Unexpected Buffalo

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Thrillist Touts Buffalo as Best US City to Spend a Weekend

By The Unexpected Buffalo

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This Pastry Chef is Redefining Buffalo’s Sweet Scene

By Brian Hayden

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11 Fish Fry Places You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

By Drew Brown

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BUFFALO 101

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VIDEOS

Events

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

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Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse

4/20

Sports

Catch the live action of Buffalo Bandits Lacrosse while in the city.  This fast, hard-swinging…

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Dyngus Day Parade

4/22

Culture

Be there for this display of cultural and ethnic pride, as the Polish community celebrates…

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The Art of the Brick

4/20 - 5/05

Art

Created by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya and named one of CNN’s Top Ten ‘Global…

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Humble and Human: An Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson

4/20 - 5/26

Art

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, in partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts, is proud to…

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