Top 5: Places to See In Buffalo
If you know me at all, you know that I love to make lists. There is something oddly satisfying about making a list (of any sort) and crossing things off of it. Grocery lists, and "To-Do" Lists aside, a great way to prepare for a trip to a new city (or a fun way to explore your own) is to make a list. "Top 10" lists are great, but David Letterman exhausted them and sometimes 10 things may seem too daunting. For a fun weekend in Buffalo, visit these 5 landmarks around town and fill your Instagram and Facebook feed with beautiful landmarks:
1. CITY HALL, 65 Niagara Sq. Buffalo, NY
Buffalo City Hall is one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in the entire city. Sure, its the municipal government building, but it's exquisite Art Deco architecture and intricate design are not to be missed. Built in 1931, it is everything grand and gorgeous that you would expect from that time period, and it stands today as a landmark downtown. City Hall also has a marvelous observation deck, where you can see sweeping views of the city from the 28th floor:
2. DARWIN MARTIN HOUSE, 125 JEWETT PKWY, BUFFALO
The Darwin D. Martin House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built between 1903 and 1905. It is well renowned enough to have been visited by The Rolling Stones on their last tour stop in Buffalo, and showcases the varying and historic architecture you see all around Buffalo. Take a tour and learn about the history of the house and Wright himself. You will not be disappointed:
3. ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, 1285 ELMWOOD AVENUE, BUFFALO
Albright-Knox is a vibrant art museum right in the heart of Elmwood Village, also known as Buffalo's "art district" and is smack dab in the middle of my neighborhood. Albright-Knox has beautiful exhibits all year round, and it is worth the trip to explore Hoyt Lake directly behind the museum and walk further into the Elmwood Village and walk around the shops and restaurants there. The museum even offers "Free Friday" admission. More info on the museum can be found in the link below: https://www.albrightknox.org/
4. Canalside, 44 Prime Street Buffalo NY 14202
Canalside is at the heart of the downtown revitalization. It is located in the downtown corridor, and offers free concerts, beautiful scenic walks on the water, fun restaurants and shops, and is close to KeyBank Center (where the Sabres play). During the winter months, there is a skating rink that is a fun outdoor activity for people of all ages and skill levels:
5. Delaware Park, Meadow Drive Buffalo
Delaware Park-Front System is an historic park system located in Northern and Western Parts of Erie County. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead in the late 1800's, and the park is close to Albright-Knox art gallery (#3 on the list). The park has wonderful tree lined walking/biking loops and trails, tennis courts, Hoyt Lake, and also is home to The Buffalo Zoo. The park also has a golf course, so there are a ton of options depending on the weather and what you like to do. Take a short walk or drive around the park and see some of the oldest and most beautiful homes in all of Buffalo: Lincoln Parkway directly behind Hoyt Lake has some of my favorites.
3/31/2019 11:04:31 am
Didn’t know about the observation deck at City Hall. Plan to stop there this summer! Thanks.
4/4/2019 03:50:43 pm
I like the list! It's hard to narrow down all the great places Buffalo has to a list of 5 places. I would put Sheas instead of Darwin Martin house on my list. Delaware Park is also great for visiting Forrest Lawn cemetery and seeing free plays at Shakespeare in Delaware Park during the summer!
4/5/2019 12:13:24 pm
I love spending my summers at Canal Side. They have made it so beautiful over the years! What is your favorite place to visit in Buffalo? One of my favorite places to go is Niagara's Whirlpools. It's absolutely gorgeous & a must see if you're in the Buffalo area.
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