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Buffalo, New York State: where it is, when to go and what to see


In the state of New York there are many little known cities that deserve to be discovered, and Buffalo is one of them! Second largest city, it stands on the shores of Lake Erie and is a modern, lively city that is recognized for its skyline, its hockey team and its unmistakable chicken wings. But above all, it is the perfect starting point for exploring Niagara Falls, just 35 kilometers away! Many tourists visit it for this very reason.

Here is a small guide with everything there is to know about Buffalo, New York: where it is, when to go and what to see.



Index

  1. Travel informed: useful information
  2. Where it is
  3. When to go? Info on climate and best time
  4. 10 things to see in and around Buffalo
  5. What to do in Buffalo: excursions and tours
  6. How much does it cost to visit Buffalo? Prices, offers and advice
  7. User questions and comments

Travel informed: useful information

  • Inhabitants: 256.304
  • Language: English
  • Local currency: US dollar ($) / € 1,00 = $ 1,14
  • Weather: continental type, with long and rigid winters, with intense snowfalls and which can often last until April. January is the coldest month, with temperatures often below 0 °, in summer they rarely exceed 30 ° and July and August are the hottest months
  • Time zone: GMT-4 (-6h compared to Italy)
  • Entry requirements: passport with residual validity of at least 6 months, for travel of a tourist nature the ESTA authorization must be requested at least 72 hours before departure at a cost of $ 14,00 (approximately € 12,50)
  • Closest airports: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) just 15km from the city

Where it is

The city of Buffalo is located in the state of New York and on the border with Canada. It is located on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and is the county seat of Erie County.
It is only 35km from the famous Niagara Falls, 600km from New York and 160km from Toronto, Canada.



How to reach us

    When to go? Info on climate and best time

    • Weather: continental, with long and rigid winters, with heavy snowfalls. January is the coldest month, with temperatures often below 0 °, in summer they rarely exceed 30 ° and July and August are the hottest months
    • Best time: the summer season, from May to the end of September, when temperatures are higher and the days are sunniest
    • Period to avoid: the month of January and all winter in general, due to the cold temperatures and snowfalls that can cause some discomfort, even when traveling
    • Advice: in the summer, bring light clothes for the hottest hours, some sweatshirts for the evening. In winter, very warm clothes and everything you need to fight the cold. Always carry a raincoat and umbrella with you

    10 things to see in and around Buffalo

    1. Niagara Falls: the famous waterfalls that many people visit even in a day from New York, despite the distance. They are about 35 km from Buffalo. Located on the border with Canada to see at least once in a lifetime
    2. Guaranty Building: located in the historic center of Buffalo, it is one of the first steel skyscrapers in all of America. It was in fact built in the late 1800s
    3. Saint Joseph Cathedral: located in the historic center of Buffalo, this is the city's Catholic cathedral. Consecrated in 1853 it was built reproducing a Gothic style
    4. St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral: episcopal church located right next to the catholic church of Saint Joseph Cathedral. It is a symbol of the city of Buffalo
    5. Niagara Square: Buffalo's main square, located in the historic center. Here stands the city hall, the City Hall Buffalo City, a real symbol. It can be visited inside
    6. Albright-Knox Art Gallery: art gallery located near Delaware Park, in the northern part of the city. It houses numerous works of modern and contemporary art
    7. Kleinhans Music Hall: huge concert hall located in the Allentown neighborhood. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performs here. If you are a music lover it is a stop not to be missed
    8. Tifft Nature Preserve: nature reserve in the southern part of the city, overlooking Lake Erie. Perfect for small excursions suitable for everyone. Beautiful view of the lake and one of the best places to watch the sunset
    9. Delaware Park: beautiful public park in the northern part, where you can relax, jog and admire Hoyt Lake. There are attractions and museums, such as The Buffalo Zoo, Shakespeare In Delaware Park, and The Buffalo History Museum
    10. Anchor bar: last but not least, you can't miss the famous Buffalo fried wings, the chicken wings, born in this city! So only here you can taste the originals and the best place to do it is the local Anchor Bar

    What to do in Buffalo: excursions and tours

    How much does it cost to visit Buffalo? Prices, offers and advice

    The cost of living is like other large American citiesThis is due to its proximity to one of the country's main attractions, Niagara Falls. This means that many tourists, visiting the famous falls, spend at least one or two nights in the city, making it a popular destination. Our advice is to book everything in advance, both the hotel and the flight. From Italy there are no direct flights, so you will necessarily have to make a stopover and, by booking well in advance, you can find flights between € 500,00 and € 600,00.



    • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
    • for Buffalo starting from € 530,00 - for New York starting from € 270,00
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