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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.

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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.

NEIGHBORHOODS

NEIGHBORHOODS

SUMMER GUIDE

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

By The Unexpected Buffalo

14 Ways to Get on the Buffalo Waters

By Drew Brown

Thrillist Touts Buffalo as Best US City to Spend a Weekend

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Mark Your Calendars: All of the Sizzling Events of Summer 2019

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BUFFALO 101

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Events

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

Taste of Diversity Festival

6/29

Art

The Taste of Diversity Festival takes place each year on Grant Street, in the heart…

The Market at Graycliff

6/21 - 8/02

Buffalo Architecture

 Graycliff with be hosting the "Market at Graycliff" every Friday this summer. There are 25-30…

Basil Port of Call: Buffalo

7/04 - 7/07

Culture

A fleet of 12 majestic Tall Ships from harbors across the US, Canada, Spain and…

Taste of Buffalo

7/13 - 7/14

Downtown

More than 50 restaurants, six wineries and 450,000 guests gather in downtown Buffalo to enjoy…

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