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The Buffalo-Niagara Region

Things to Do in Buffalo

In a city as diverse as Buffalo, you can always find something fun to do, whether it's taking a leisurely walk in one of our glorious Olmsted-designed parks or taking in a thought-provoking work of art at dozens of art galleries.

Two male dancers in blue gesture on stage at a UB on the Green outdoor event.
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World-class galleries, a robust theater scene and music for every ear make Western New York a major arts destination. Our riches include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, BPO and Shea's.

Exterior shot of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.
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Stand where Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office. Gaze at the terminus of the Erie Canal. Wander through a fort that played a pivotal role in the French and Indian War.

Photo of a plate of saucy chicken wings.
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Chicken wings put our city on the culinary map, but there’s much more to Buffalo’s diverse food scene. A broad selection of upscale restaurants and ethnic eateries reflects the region’s cultural mix.

Nightlife on Chippewa Street
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From quaint pubs and cozy corner coffeehouses to stylish dance clubs and eclectic live-music joints, you’re sure to find a scene in one of several distinct districts that suits your style and your budget.

Buffalo Women's Crew team rowing
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Hiking, skiing, water sports and more: The area’s outdoor scene offers an array of opportunities to be active year-round. We’ve got top-rated golf courses, not to mention Lake Erie and the Niagara River.

Excited fans at a Buffalo Bills game in the snow.
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Buffalo is home to two major professional sports teams—the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills and the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres—and some of the world’s most spirited fans.