About Buffalo

Located in Western New York, Buffalo borders Lake Erie. Buffalo is 20 minutes from the world-renowned Niagara Falls located between the USA and Canada.

Things to Do in Buffalo

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 one of dozens of galleries.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

The Weather

Buffalo is known for its snow, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that our region enjoys four distinct seasons, each remarkable in its own right.

ENJOY 4 SEASONS Myths dispelled about Buffalo weather. Buffalo was actually the 7th snowiest city in the country during the 2016-17 season behind Syracuse, NY, Rochester, NY, Anchorage, AL, Erie, PA, Worcester, MA & and Manchester, MA. Buffalo gets, on average, 157 days of sunshine per year! That is almost half the year spent enjoying sunny days. Buffalo enjoys the sunniest and the driest summers of any major city in the Northeast. Western New York is known for its fall foliage and temperatures averaging 65-75 degrees. It’s easy to get out and enjoy what Buffalo has to offer.

Learn More About Buffalo

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It’s easy to stretch your dollar in Buffalo, where the cost of living is well below the national average.
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Buffalo is known for its snow, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that our region enjoys four distinct seasons, each remarkable in its own right.
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Buffalo’s history of innovation and entrepreneurship is still alive. UB is playing a key role in creating a new knowledge-based economy for our region.
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Buffalo’s strong sense of community, easy lifestyle and affordability are just a few of the attributes that make our city a great place to raise a family.
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Pronounced “the best planned city in America” by Frederick Law Olmsted, and often billed as the “20-minute city” for its easy accessibility, Buffalo’s world-class design makes getting around a snap.
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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 one of dozens of galleries.
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Buffalo borders Canada and is one of the United States’ top gateways for international trade.