Buffalo June 07, 2017
11 Destinations Everyone In Buffalo Needs to Visit This Summer
Okay, people! This is not a drill. We know you are all preparing to host out-of-town visitors at some point this summer, and we’re out to prove to them that Buffalo knows about a whole lot more than just shoveling snow. Get your calendars out and prepare to be amazed at the wide variety of activities Buffalo has to offer when the weather warms up!
1. Food Truck Tuesdays (745 Seneca Street)
If you love food and live music, make a recurring date for Food Truck Tuesdays every Tuesday night (weather permitting) in Larkin Square. Buffalo's best food trucks line Larkin Square with delicious eats while local musicians provide good beats - joining together to create the perfect mid-week pick-me-up!
2. Shakespeare in the Park (199 Lincoln Parkway)
Shakespeare in the Park features free performances of classic favorites. Best of all? They're free! Shakespeare in the Park is a popular place for Buffalonians to get comfy on the lawn and immerse ourselves in the fine arts. Bring a picnic basket and make a date of it!
3. Maid of the Mist (1 Prospect Street, Niagara Falls)
I know, I know. This is so touristy, but if you live in Buffalo and haven't yet experienced the Maid of the Mist, you need to put this destination on your summer bucket list ASAP. The power of the falls is so impressive - and who can resist those bright blue ponchos?
4. Canalside (44 Prime Street)
Are you tired of us talking about how much we enjoy Canalside yet? Us too, kinda. But we just can't get enough of this Buffalo hotspot! The people-watching is prime, the events are ever-changing, and the scenery is stunning. What's not to love?
5. The Buffalo Zoo (300 Parkside Avenue)
The Buffalo Zoo is a family favorite summer destination, and it's easy to see why! There's plenty to explore at the zoo for a full day of family fun.
6. Hoyt Lake Rowboats (198 Lincoln Parkway)
Looking for a new summer activity? Make a date with Hoyt Lake Rowboats and paddle your way around the lake! Catch some rays and make a day of it by strolling along Delaware Park when you're done on the water.
7. RiverWorks (359 Ganson Street)
Get up close and personal with the giant Labbatt Blue cans on Buffalo's waterfront at RiverWorks. There are plenty of adventurous activities and delicious dining and drink options right on the premises - plus, they just opened a brand new brewery! Bonus!
8. Wilkeson Pointe Park (225 Fuhrmann Boulevard)
Life's a beach at Wilkeson Pointe Park. This quaint and quiet park is one of Buffalo's best kept secrets, perfect for a day of R&R on the sand.
9. Elmwood Village Farmers Market (Elmwood Avenue)
Grab some local goodies at the Elmwood Village Farmers Market (or any Buffalo market, for that matter) during the spring and summer months. Along with being a great place to pick up locally grown produce, Buffalo's farmers markets typically feature local artisans and great coffee vendors, AKA everything you need for summer retail therapy.
10. Allentown Art Fest (435 Delaware Avenue)
This one is coming in hot! The Allentown Art Festival is a Buffalo favorite, and it's being held this weekend - June 10th and 11th! Support local artisans and experience the talent that Buffalonians have to offer at this popular summer event.
11. Darwin Martin House (125 Jewett Parkway)
Fan of Buffalo architecture? Add the Darwin Martin House to your summer to-do list and prepare to be amazed! This is a great activity for a day date, solo exploration, or a rainy day backup plan (although we think it's totally worthy of the leading role).
Where are your favorite places to frequent in the summer months? Share your top picks with us in the comments so we can check them out for ourselves!