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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.