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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.

SUMMER GUIDE

SUMMER 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

14 Ways to Get on the Buffalo Waters

14 Delicious Roadside Hot Dog & Ice Cream Stands

12 Ways to Tour the Unexpected Buffalo

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BUFFALO 101

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Events

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

Canal Fest

7/19 - 7/21

Art

This will be the 37th year for the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. This must-do…

Galbani Italian Heritage Festival

7/20 - 7/21

Family Fun

Come to one of the top events in Buffalo! This year celebrates the 29th anniversary…

Garden Walk Buffalo

7/27 - 7/28

Free

America’s largest garden tour!  Free hop-on/hop-off shuttles buses with guides from Explore Buffalo will run…

Cobblestone Live Music Festival

8/02 - 8/03

Art

Buffalo Iron Works & Lockhouse Distillery & Bar Present The Third Annual Cobblestone Live Music…

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