Spending one day in Buffalo is a very nice experience if you want to get to know the city. You can see all the highlights and more when you're 24 hours in Buffalo!
When you're in the State of New York, I'd definitely recommend traveling to Buffalo. It's a city in the United States that's perfect to visit for a day.
The city has many things to do. For example. exploring Downtown Buffalo is great. There, you find many shops, sights, and restaurants.
Also, you can get a wonderful view of the city from Buffalo City Hall.
Furthermore, if you love art, Buffalo is great as well! At the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, you can admire modern and contemporary art.
You can see all these things and more when you're 24 hours in Buffalo!
As there are lots of great things to do in the city, I made this itinerary for one day in Buffalo! With this itinerary, you will have a wonderful time for sure.
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How To Get There
If you want to spend one day in Buffalo, you first have to get there. For this, there are several methods of transportation.
The first way to reach the city is by airplane.
This is the most convenient way to get to Buffalo if you are coming from a place that is far away!
The city has an international airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
This means that you can reach the city from lots of places in the United States. Also, you can reach Buffalo from airports in other countries.
Another way to get to the city is by train. If you are coming from places that lie close to Buffalo, this is a convenient way to travel. But traveling by train can take a lot of time.
You can also reach Buffalo by traveling by bus.
There are several bus companies, including Greyhound, that offer routes to the city.
For example, you can get to Buffalo by bus from Cleveland in less than 4 hours. So this can be a great option for your 24 hours in Buffalo.
Often the fastest way to get to the city of Buffalo is by car.
Going by car offers you more flexibility and you can go to your destination without having to stop.
Furthermore, you have your car with you when you are exploring the city, which is convenient as well!
Getting Around When You Are One Day in Buffalo
There are various ways to move through the city of Buffalo.
When you are going to spend time in the center of the city during your one day in Buffalo, you can walk a lot.
Many places are near each other, and walking allows you to take in more of the city's atmosphere.
If you want to cover larger distances in the city, you can use the Buffalo Metro Rail.
This is a light rail line that runs through the city. So that's very convenient for your 24 hours in Buffalo.
Another way to get around in the city is by bus. You find many bus stops in the city.
Also, you can get around by car. If you come to the city in your own car, this can be one of the best ways to get around.
Itinerary for One Day in Buffalo
Today, you're going to explore Buffalo and see all the sights in the city. Besides that, you'll have delicious food and you'll visit a theater in the evening. Let's start your day!
Morning: Seeing Many Sights in the Morning of Your 24 Hours in Buffalo
In the morning, you're going to explore the center of Buffalo, get a beautiful view, and see many sights!
Explore Downtown Buffalo
You arrived in Buffalo. Now it's time to discover the city and take in the atmosphere!
One of the best places for that is Downtown Buffalo!
This is the heart of the city and you find here a lot of the city's activity.
If you want to go shopping during your one day in Buffalo, this is the best place for that.
That's because you find many shops here, including boutique ones.
Also, you find a lot of the city's sights in this part of Buffalo. These sights are great to visit, and I recommend some in this itinerary.
Downtown Buffalo is also where you find many restaurants and other venues.
Moreover, there are many breakfast spots in this part of the city.
As this is the first activity of your 24 hours in Buffalo, you likely want to have breakfast.
One of the best places for breakfast in Downtown Buffalo is Betty's.
You can have here sandwiches, toast, breakfast burritos, and much more. You'll have a great breakfast here for sure!
That's why I recommend strolling through Downtown Buffalo and going here for breakfast!
See the Buffalo City Hall and See the City From Above
When walking through Downtown Buffalo, you are likely to see the City Hall of Buffalo.
This is a large building with an impressive design.
It is incredible to see when you are one day in Buffalo.
What's great is that you can see the city from above at the City Hall.
That's because there is an observation deck on one of its upper floors.
From there you have an incredible view!
This is a great activity when you are only 24 hours in Buffalo, as you can get a good overview of the city from up there.
This makes exploring the next sights of this itinerary much more fun!
Visit The Electric Tower, Liberty Building, and the Guaranty Building
There are many other buildings that are great to see when you are one day in Buffalo.
When walking through downtown, you can see The Electric Tower.
This is a skyscraper that is the seventh tallest building in the city.
The exterior of the building is in the Beaux-Arts Classical Revival style.
Another building that you can see when you are walking in Buffalo is the Liberty Building. This is also a very tall skyscraper. It has a neoclassical architecture that looks great!
Another building worth seeing is the Guaranty Building. This is one of the first skyscrapers in the city and it dates back to the year 1896. It is a National Historic Landmark.
Go to Canalside
Another place to see when you are 24 hours in Buffalo and walking through the city is Canalside.
You find it next to the water and it is a lovely place for a relaxing walk.
At this place, you can often find concerts, festivals, and other events. When you are going to the city, I recommend checking beforehand if there is an event when you are going here!
You can also go here for a run during your time in Buffalo! Or you can skate here.
In short, there is a lot to do and see at Canalside.
Afternoon: History, Art, and Nature During Your 24 Hours in Buffalo
The afternoon is all about history, art, and nature!
You saw a lot of great things during this morning of your one day in Buffalo.
Now let's go for lunch!
One of the best places for lunch is definitely Hearth + Press.
At Hearth + Press, you can have amazing pizza for lunch.
This pizza place wants to give you the most authentic Mediterranean pizza experience.
They import the best ingredients and they use an oven that is perfect for pizza-making.
Furthermore, they have a family recipe for the pizza dough.
What's great as well is that they have a large variety of pizza.
They have classic pizzas, such as the Margherita Pizza. But they also have special pizzas with more unusual ingredients.
For example, they have pizzas with pesto sauce as a base instead of tomato sauce.
Also, they have delicious vegetarian options as well.
You'll have a great experience when you go here for lunch for sure!
Visit the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
After lunch, there is a lot more to explore in the city.
For example, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site is very interesting. It's a must-see when you're 24 hours in Buffalo.
This is the place where Theodore Roosevelt took his oath for being President.
You find here the Ansley Wilcox House. This is a historic house that is great to see!
Also, there is a historical marker at the house where you can see what the site is about!
See the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Now it's time to see even more interesting things during your one day in Buffalo.
A great place for that is the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
This is an art museum where you can see both modern and contemporary art.
If that's a type of art that you like, going here is a great experience! But even if you don't, you might fall in love with the art of this museum.
There are many paintings at the museum. And lots of them are by famous artists.
For example, there are works by Rousseau and Renoir.
Also, you can see sculptures at the museum. This is also what makes the museum worth visiting!
You can find the Albright-Knox Art Gallery at Delaware Park.
Walk Through Delaware Park
Now that you explored the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, you should also see Delaware Park.
Delaware Park is a beautiful park in the city.
You find here lots of nature and many walking trails.
This makes walking here a great activity during your 24 hours in Buffalo.
What's great is that you can find many monuments and statues at the park.
For example, there is a replica of the statue of David by Michelangelo.
Another notable statue is the one of Abraham Lincoln.
Furthermore, you can also find beautiful flowers at the park.
All these elements make going to Delaware Park worth doing during your day in Buffalo!
Learn About History at the Buffalo History Museum
Another one of the highlights of the park is the Buffalo History Museum.
This is a great place to learn about the history of the city.
You can find here many exhibits that all focus on a certain part of the city's history.
For example, you find here an exhibit focused on Native Americans. And there is an exhibit about trains.
What's also great about this place is the outside of the building of the museum.
It has a very classical architecture that looks very impressive. And this adds to your experience at the museum!
Evening: Dinner and Theater
In the evening of your 24 hours in Buffalo, you're going to have dinner at a lovely restaurant. After that, you'll go to a theater!
You did a lot of things and you saw a lot of things today. Now, you should have dinner at a restaurant in the city.
One of the best restaurants in the city is Bigmood.
This is a great vegan restaurant in the city.
All the food you can get here is plant-based.
The food you can get here is delicious. And they always have innovative food options.
For example, they have a nacho burger!
What's great is that they make almost all their food from scratch!
If you like great food and you want to try out plant-based food, going here is a great experience!
Enjoy a Performance at Shea’s Buffalo Theatre
After dinner, you can still have a fun time when you are one day in Buffalo!
You can go exploring the nightlife of the city!
One of the best places for this is Shea’s Buffalo Theatre.
This is a theater where you can see Broadway musicals and other performances. It is lovely to go to these events!
Going here is going to bring you a great night in the city for sure!
Another thing that makes going here a great activity is that the theater is a historic building.
It dates back to the year 1926 and in the past, it was a movie theater. You could watch silent movies at this place!
Because it is historic, it looks very charming!
Besides that, what's great is that the theater has a theater organ. And it is one of only some theaters in the country that still uses it.
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