Flights to Buffalo
Second only to New York City as the largest city in the state of New York, Buffalo sits in the far west of the state on the shores of one of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie. As well as being a vibrant and bustling city, Buffalo is close by to the world famous Niagara Falls.
The Buffalo Niagara International Airport (airport code: BUF) is in the nearby town of Cheektowaga, and there are plenty of bus, taxi and shuttle services to get you into Buffalo. You can get a flight to Buffalo with Virgin Atlantic, South African Airways or British Midland. They all have the same flight route that has 2 connecting stops in London and then New York City. As an alternative Delta has a flight to Buffalo that transfers in Atlanta and New York instead.
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The Tourist Attractions in Buffalo:
Buffalo grew up as an industrial town, making steel, and milling grain, as well as being a major railway hub; all factors that led to its rapid growth. Now though these industries are all but gone and after decline, Buffalo is emerging as a great city to live in and visit, with its many art galleries and culture, education, entertainment and some wonderful historic architecture. Visitors to Buffalo should certainly enjoy the many attractions on offer in this city.
Architecture of Buffalo
Tourists who enjoy admiring splendid architecture will find that Buffalo is a real gem, offering some amazing architecture from historic to modern. There’s such an assortment here, from the historic Allentown district where there are many grand Victorian mansions, to the mammoth and imposing City Hall. Simply taking a walk around the city will treat visitors to so many different styles from so many periods in history.
Museums and Galleries in Buffalo
Like all major cities Buffalo has its share of museums and galleries. Art lovers will find the world renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery a great place to visit, but there’s also the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo. The latter is dedicated to art from this part of New York state.
On a completely different note is the Buffalo Museum of Science housed within an historic building in the downtown area of Buffalo. The interesting exhibits here are sure to appeal to young and old alike.
Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the USA, established in 1875. It is the second most popular attraction in this part of the state, second only to Niagara Falls! There are many different species of animals here plus over 320 plant species, many reptiles, amphibians and birds, making this a popular attraction with both children and adults.
When Should You Visit?:
If you don’t like cold, snowy and harsh weather it’s best to avoid visiting Buffalo during the winter as the city is renowned for its chilly weather. The average high in January (the coldest month) is only -1C, and this is also the snowiest month. During the summer Buffalo is far more pleasant. July is the hottest month when average highs reach 27C, and from May through to September temperatures remain warm also.