Things to Do in Buffalo


There are a variety of places to eat within 5 miles of campus. Some famous western New York (WNY) places nearby include: Ted's Hot Dogs, Anderson's Custard (famous for their roast beef), and Duff's (famous for their chicken wings). For other options nearby, try a yelp search! Or ask for some personal recommendations from our graduate students!

Regional Attractions

The Niagara Falls State Park is approximately a 20 minute drive North of campus. For information directions and parking information, you can visit the state park website.

For information about things to do in Niagara Falls, see the Niagara USA tourism website.

Some neighborhoods worth seeing while in the city of Buffalo, include the historic Delaware Park (home of the Buffalo Zoo); for shops and restaurants try either Elmwood Village or Allentown; Downtown (more for nightlife), and Canalside. All approximately within a 20 minute drive from campus.  

Local Attractions

Arcades / Gaming

Lasertron is a laser tag/recreation center about 5 minutes from campus. They also have Go-Karts, Mini Golf and an arcade. Similarly, there is also a Dave & Buster's, approximately 15 minutes from campus at the Walden Galleria Mall.

Ice Skating

Northtown Center has several rinks available for open skate year round!