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Winter Weekend Getaway Two Day Itinerary Buffalo, New York

Last Updated on April 21, 2022

Buffalo, New York makes for a unique weekend getaway from Pittsburgh! Buffalo is centrally located between along the Erie wine country and Niagara Falls so you can easily use Buffalo as a place to stay while touring the Lake Erie coast. And Buffalo is also very close to the border of Canada making it an easy stop along the way out of the country. We visited Buffalo during the winter so it wasn’t busy with tourists and was beautiful in the snow!

Since Buffalo has unique attractions and is close to Niagara Falls, it makes for a great weekend getaway! This travel guide to Buffalo New York shows you the top things to do in Buffalo, where to stay, and where to eat!

Two Days in Buffalo: Top Things to Do in Buffalo NY

Day One

Visiting Niagara Falls in the Winter

Niagara Falls is located about 25 minutes from Buffalo! Staying in Buffalo and driving to Niagara is a great option if you’re looking to save some money and explore Buffalo in one trip. The drive from Buffalo to Niagra Falls is very easy and you get the full Niagara Fall experience. At the Falls, you can explore the surrounding trails and walk to the different viewpoints. If you visit Niagara Falls during the offseason, you don’t have to pay to walk on the American side overlook! And the views are just as beautiful.

There are many tours and activities available on both the Canadian and American side of the falls!

Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo Zoo is a smaller accredited zoo that makes for a great activity for families in Buffalo. Here you can see a range of wildlife and learn more about sustainable conservation efforts.

Buffalo Sabres Game

For the hockey fans, go to a Buffalo Sabres game! Even though the arena is very large, there isn’t a bad seat in the house!

Day Two

Frank Lloyd Wright House

For the art enthusiasts, there is a Frank Llyod Wright House in Buffalo. The Martin House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright the wealthy Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin and his family. This home is considered the most substantial and highly developed of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie houses. The home consists of six interconnected buildings.

The Martin House is an excellent example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House style, with horizontal lines and planes, prominent foundation, and cantilevered roof.  It also includes Frank Lloyd Wright-designed art glass, including the “Tree of Life” window. Unfortunately, the Martin House suffered damage and three of the original five buildings were demolished. Extensive reconstruction and restoration efforts began in 1997 and are still going on today.

Helium Comedy Club

If you’re looking for a laugh, go to the Helium Comedy Club! The local comedians were hilarious and there are a bar and menu available. We were originally supposed to see a guest show, but it got canceled so they gave up complimentary tickets for another time and replace the planned show the local comedians.

Where to Stay in Buffalo: Curtiss Hotel

The Curtiss Hotel is the 5-star hotel with a more reasonable price. The hotel features a beautiful rooftop bar, mineral spring spa, and fully digitized room. The Curtiss Hotel was beautiful and had lovely features in the room and hotel.

The rooms featured Bluetooth integration for your music, iPad controlled temperature and lights, and a smart toilet (which took me by surprise). The decorations were beautiful and the staff was incredibly friendly. The included continental breakfast was delicious an the dining room was beautiful with its Victorian decor.

The rooms featured Bluetooth integration for your music, iPad controlled temperature and lights, and a smart toilet (which took me by surprise). The decorations were beautiful and the staff was incredibly friendly. The included continental breakfast was delicious an the dining room was beautiful with its Victorian decor.

Where to Eat in Buffalo: Anchor Bar

Anchor Bar’s claim to fame is their chicken wings. According to the owner, Teressa Bellissimo, she invented the “buffalo wing” when she started frying the leftover chicken wings as a late night snack for her son and his friends. There was definitely something special about the wings at Anchor Bar! You can even buy the wing sauce at the restaurant!

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