Discover New York’s Queen City
Thanks to more than $1 billion in local investment, the City of Buffalo has seen astounding growth, with a boom in new restaurants, breweries and distilleries, and attractions, the opening of several prominent downtown hotels, and endless entertainment along our revitalized waterfront. But it’s the things that have been here all along that may surprise you. Visit Buffalo and its surrounding communities for world-class art and architecture, a diverse and rich legacy of American history, and proximity to the world wonder of Niagara Falls. Discover the unexpected delights that await you in Buffalo.
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The Albright-Knox’s 150-year tradition of collecting and exhibiting contemporary art has given rise to an extraordinary collection that includes works by Francis Bacon, Frida Kahlo, Roy Lichtenstein, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and many others.
Across the street from the Albright-Knox is the Burchfield Penny Art Center, the only museum exclusively dedicated to the art and artists of Western New York. From the moment you step through its doors, you will be surrounded by inspirational, often world-renowned artwork. The Burchfield Penney features more than 30 exhibitions annually. While many are curated from the museum’s extensive collections, it often brings new work into the museum through temporary exhibitions and works on loan. As a result, no visit to the Burchfield Penney is ever the same.
Elmwood Village: The Elmwood Village was designated one of America’s 10 Best Neighborhoods by the American Planning Association. Elmwood Village is home to some of Buffalo’s most vibrant shopping, with dozens of boutiques featuring products by local designers. The Elmwood Village is also home to numerous restaurants and cafes representing diverse cuisines, from Mexican, Indian, Greek, Italian, Thai, Japanese, and Chinese to hearty American favorites.
Hertel Avenue: Few Buffalo neighborhoods capture the city’s historic charm and exciting rebirth quite like Hertel Avenue. An influx of new bars and restaurants complement the neighborhood’s established eateries and the North Park Theatre, a nearly century-old movie house recently restored to its original grandeur. It’s also one of Buffalo’s most diverse business districts, with Middle Eastern merchants selling shawarma and halal alongside Italian grocers and delicatessens.
Grant Street: To gain a global perspective, walk a few blocks of Grant Street on your next visit to Buffalo. In recent years, an influx of immigrants from around the world has transformed the district from its historically Italian roots to a melting pot of cultural and culinary influences. Grant has also become a magnet for entrepreneurs who have opened cafes, bookstores and more.
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