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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.

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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

Buffalo Ranked Among Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2020’

Becoming a Hero at Explore & More Children’s Museum

7 Iconic Buffalo Foods Receive International Attention

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BUFFALO 101

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Events

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

BABEL: Valeria Luiselli

11/14

Culture

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa…

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: Water/Ways

11/13 - 11/16

Culture

From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its…

WNY Refugee Film Festival

11/14 - 6/13

Culture

    Our films this season have been curated to reflect the marvelous diversity of both our…

Jersey Boys

11/15 - 11/17

Music

The Tony and Grammy award-winning Best Musical - about "a coupla guys from Jersey".

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