(Closed) Might be going to Buffalo, NY!!!

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@figgnewton:  My FI’s family is from Buffalo also. When I went for the first time, they took me to see Niagra Falls.  If you have a passport, make sure you bring it so you can see it from the Canada side.  Heard it is a better view.  We also went to the Anchor Bar for the “original buffalo wings”.  I honestly think that’s it for “fun” stuff in Buffalo, Haha.

Hope you have a great time and are able to spend some quality time with your DH’s grandma. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

There’s a really large mall, The Galleria, which is pretty nice and can take a few hours just to walk around and see whats there. 

My Fiance and I met in Buffalo. Neither of us have lived there or are from there! haha

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Make sure to go to Anchor Bar hungry.  And go see Niagara Falls – I actually thought the view from the American side was better.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not to far from me! I agree with Niagara Falls. If you go now, it will be a little chilly (not sure where you’re from), but still can see everything. On the Canadian side there are a bunch of stores and gift shops. The Buffalo Zoo is fun. The Galleria mall is big. There’s a children’s museum there too.

You can check out this site too with things to do: http://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/things-to-do/

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@figgnewton: Darling Husband and I went to Buffalo for a business trip and couldn’t find much to do. However, I would highly suggest to visit Niagara Falls since you aren’t too far from it. We took a tour and it was an all-day thing (love the Cave of the Winds). However, if you do have your passports then cross to Canada. Their side of the Falls has a nicer view and lots more things to do rather than the city where the US Falls are located. If you enjoy a a good beer than you will many choices. I highly recommend checking out Pearl Street Grill and Brewery (hubby loved it). Chippewa Street is a good place to find somewhere to eat or hang out.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@figgnewton:  I lived in Buffalo for 4 years in college, and I assure you there are TONS of great things to do. Here’s my suggested list

– Anchor Bar is the birthplace of wings, and it’s a cool venue. It’s a hotly debated subject among Buffalonians which is better, Duff’s or Anchor Bar. I actually prefer Duffs, but Anchor Bar has the history. So go there. It’s not in the best area, but there’s parking and the food is good.

– The Galleria Mall is pretty big, but it’s a mall. Tons of Canadians come down to shop, so you’ll find it frustrating, especially on weekends. I don’t suggest going.

– If you’re into art, visit the Albright Knox Art Gallery. They have an especially great modern art (think Rothko, Picasso, Pollock, etc.) It was also the first gallery to feature photography as an art exhibit. 

– Delaware Park. If you want to get out and walk a bit, visit Delaware Park. It’s beautiful, and is close to the Albright Knox. Explore a little bit and find the zen pond.

– While youre at Delaware Park, consider visiting the Buffalo Zoo. It’s literally IN the park, and is a great time. 

– For shopping and exploring, go to Elmwood Ave. Plenty of little boutique shops, and great restaurants. Pano’s is a Buffalo classic, but for a quick stop, try the Globe Market. OMG yum!

– Chippewa is strictly an after-hours place. Bars stay open until 4 am, but don’t really get busy until midnight. It’s a college town, so expect to see a bunch of drunk kids wandering the streets. I love City Tavern, though. Good vibe, good crowd, good drinks. 

– For a nice dinner, consider Hutch’s, Mother’s, or Nektar. You will want reservations for all 3. Nektar is an old haunt of mine. Fantastic martinis, music, and a fashionable crowd. Cecelia’s is good too, a little more laid back, and the pizza is great. 

– If you’re into sports, hit up either a Buffalo Sabres or Bandits game. Sabres are the NHL team, and the Bandits are the box lacrosse team. Fans get really into it at the arena, so be prepared to cheer. You can take the metro right down to the front of the arena to avoid parking.

– The waterfront area is an up and coming spot. There’s not a lot down there now (unless it’s changed since I’ve moved) but I do know they are doing a TON of development down there, so it’s worth some research. 

– Of course, Niagara Falls. If you have passports (which you DO need now) go up to the Canadian side. You can do Clifton Hill and all that, or you can get adventurous and drive the extra 20 minutes to Niagara-on-the-Lake. It’s THE perfect little town – shops, restaurants, and the whole thing is surrounded by vineyards. Shop, eat, and definitely taste some wine. 

So those are my suggestions. Should be enough to keep you busy. Hope this helped!

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