Buffalo is New York State's second largest city, situated near Canada's border on the shores of Lake Erie. An interesting mix of industrial activity and artistic ferment has made this city the birthplace of the spicy comfort food the Buffalo wing, as well as independent songstress Ani di Franco. Accessible to Niagara Falls and home to several ... Read more
universities, along with quality art galleries and blue collar sports bars, Buffalo holds as many personalities as its four intense seasons.
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Snow lovers will want to head to Niagara from November - March, when temperatures average between 21 and 39F (-6 and 4C). If you want to leave the parka at home, go from May - September when the weather is ... Read more
balmy, with temperatures averaging between 57 and 70F (14 and 17C) and rising into the 80s on a sunny day. At least, you're guaranteed to dry off more quickly after getting soaked in the Falls!

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Local from Buffalo

Buffalo is a city for people who love food and drinks. New restaurants are always popping up and there are the best wing places in the world.

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New York City

I had always been hesitant to go to Buffalo because if it's notorious cold weather, it's rust belt history and the Buffalo Bills, but a coworker's wedding finally forced me there and it exceeded my expectations. During the warmer months, Buffalo is quite green and lush. The people are friendly and there are some great dining options!

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Williamsville

Wonderful sunsets , great harbor , and lots of night life that ends at 4:AM.

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Denver

Buffalo, New York is a great part of the state to visit, especially in the summer months when the snow has thawed. There are tons of outdoor festivals, tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright homes in town, the Albright Knox Art Museum, a nice waterfront area, a small zoo, and of course, the chicken wings (The Anchor Bar is the classic but Duffs is pretty good too.). If you just want to poke around and people watch, head to Elmwood Street, which has a bunch of little shops, eateries, and green spaces.

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New York City

Went up a few times to visit friends attending the university. Great space for partying, but that's about it. Pretty dead all the way around.

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New York City

I had been traveling to Buffalo for many years before I started to explore it. It's not a big deal now, but this city has centuries of history behind it and lots of architecture to explore. It's waterfront and access to the Erie Canal made it an economic powerhouse. Grover Cleveland, a former mayor, became president of the US, and President McKinley was shot and later died here. There is a of public green space.

Be careful exploring though. You can get yourself into trouble in some neighborhoods if you don't know what you are doing.

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Pittsford

Yes, maybe the weather in the winter is not great but otherwise this is a great place to visit. The city has a great diversity and some great places to eat because of it. Next to Canada and Lake Erie are more reasons to stop.

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I was surprised at how dismal and old the city looked. The City seemed to be in problems. I guess the recession hit here hard. There were so many store fronts closed. The city was not well maintained. Restaurants were few and many the GPS directed me too were closed. The tourist sites were well maintained and so to the Hotel but the city as a whole was bad.

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Jonesboro

Buffalo was kind of a yucky city, even back when I visited it. The food was bad too. However, it is located close to Niagara Falls and the Canadian Border.

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Schenectady

A great city to visit, with all the different types of Museum and Historical sites to visit in and the surround areas. Plus it is the gateway to Niagara Falls.

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