Buffalo Holiday Guide

Buffalo Travel Information

The second largest city in New York, Buffalo has an interesting mix of modern facilities. It is an ideal holiday location with an efficient rail centre, a variety of museums, several art galleries, local markets and sumptuous, cheap food. As the city is located close to Niagara Falls, Buffalo also acts as a major gateway to one of the world's most renowned natural wonders.

One of the first things to do when you are in Buffalo is to hop on the rapid rail line and explore this diverse city. The train offers access to a wide range of tourist attractions located along Main street. Big fans of performances and plays should not miss a visit to the interesting 20-block theatre district, home to the famous Shea's Performing Arts Centre, which is a national historic landmark.

Buffalo Tourist Attractions

Tourists travelling with children should make a beeline to the Buffalo Zoological Gardens where your children can gasp at all kinds of animals and plants while the Buffalo Museum of Science, featuring impressive displays of natural sciences, will also keep your little ones happy.

Art lovers will also find something to do here. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery boasts remarkable collections dating back from 3000 BC to present. A stroll through the neighbourhoods might kill your legs but will reward you with charming sights such as Victorian mansions. There are many caf├ęs and restaurants scattered around the city centre so you can always take a rest and get re-energised after an intensive sight-seeing session. Don't forget to try the authentic Buffalo chicken wings!

Shopping Around Buffalo

Not to be missed by shopping enthusiasts is the famous Broadway Market, established in 1888. You can find all kinds of food here while arts and crafts booths will definitely delight those with a soft spot for kooky keepsakes. If you are doneh exploring Buffalo, head out 25 miles to check out the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls.

Buffalo is generally safe but as the city is also a popular stop for those planning to visit Niagara Falls, it is usually quite packed. Visitors are recommended to remain vigilant at all times. Taking out travel insurance for you and your family is always a good idea as you can rest assured that all your unexpected expenses from loss of belongings or accidents will be covered.