TRAVEL TIPS

How do you get to the Darwin Martin House?

Where’s the best place to park near Sahlen Field? You’ll find parking aplenty here.

Why is Buffalo known as the Queen City? The name came about in the 1840s. Buffalo was the state’s second largest city. So if NYC is “king”, then Buffalo is “queen”.

From things to do to places to stay, shop and eat, Buffalo’s two Visitor Centers don’t just have the answers, they also have the helpful Buffalonians you need to craft your vacation. And while you’ll only find our interactive regional map online, the Visitor Centers are stocked with brochures, public transportation information, events schedules and Buffalo’s best selection of souvenirs and merchandise. Plus you’ll also get answers to all those burning questions, like “where can I find the best deals in town?” and “what the heck is Dyngus Day?”

GETTING HERE

By car: The New York State Thruway (I-90) runs directly through the Buffalo metro area. From Canada, take the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW).

By rail: Travel Amtrak direct from Chicago, Toronto, Albany and New York City. There are three stations in the Buffalo Niagara region, including the Exchange Street station (BFX) downtown.

By air: The Buffalo Niagara International Airport is located just fifteen minutes east of downtown Buffalo. Major carriers are US Airways, Continental, American, Northwest, United, jetBlue, Southwest and Delta.

GETTING AROUND

Getting around Buffalo and its suburbs is easy and convenient using the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) Metro Bus and Rail system. The Metro Rail runs along Main Street from the First Niagara Center to the South Campus of the University at Buffalo, with several stops in between. The train is free while traveling above ground. However, if your ride takes you past the Theatre District, down into the subway, there is a small charge. Be sure to purchase your ticket before entering the underground portion.

Bus stops are found on almost every street corner downtown, as well as at many other spots throughout the region. Bus schedules are available at all transportation centers, the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, the Downtown Visitor Center and many local banks

If you prefer to drive, these maps will help. And you’ll find plenty of parking throughout the city to house your car while you’re exploring.

POINTS OF INTEREST

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1

1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 882-8700

2

Anchor Bar - Buffalo

1047 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 886-8920

3

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14218
(716) 827-1584

4

Buffalo Harbor State Park

1111 Fuhrmann Blvd
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 822-1207

5

Buffalo Museum of Science

1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211
(716) 896-5200

6

Buffalo Niagara Airport Visitor Center

Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716) 880-4797

7

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

640 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 854-2662

8

Buffalo RiverWorks

359 Ganson Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 342-2292

9

Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 837-3900

10

Burchfield Penney Art Center

1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 878-6011

11

Canalside Buffalo

44 Prime Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 436-7100

12

Colored Musicians Club

145 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 855-9383

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