Destination Guide: Buffalo Area Points of Interest

Attractions and Sites of Interest featured on Fringe Benefits: Buffalo


City of Buffalo explore the Naval Park, city squares, and Olmstead-designed parks:

Buffalo Naval Park:

Graycliff is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, now undergoing an extensive renovation, with incredible views of Lake Erie:

Genesee Country Village & Museum a living history museum; home to 68 historic buildings, a classic Silver Base Ball park, beautiful grounds and gardens, and many special events throughout the year:

Village of Ellicottville is a ski town and a great place to shop and dine:

Ellicottville Brewing Company recently moved into a new, larger space, and offers home-brewed creations:

Griffis Sculpture Park offers a place to roam amid dozens of giant sculptures in a relaxed, open-air setting:

Holiday Valley Ski Resort has 58 slopes and trails, multiple lodges, and a hotel:

Buffalo and Erie Country Botanical Gardens creates a tropical paradise, all year long. The tri-domed conservatory design is one of only three left in the world:

Village of East Aurora offers shopping, a historic movie theater, cafes, and is home to the Roycroft Campus and the Millard Fillmore home:

Vidler’s is one of the last surviving 5&10 stores of yesteryear, and has been operated by the same family since 1930:

The Roycroft Campus offers tours and art classes at this artist colony once inhabited by more than 500 artists at its peak in 1910:

Millard Fillmore the 13th US President lived for a short time in the Vilage of East Aurora. His home is open for summer tours:



Roycroft Inn Restaurant offers an extensive menu in a beautiful setting:

Mazurek’s Bakery has been in the neighborhood of South Park Ave, Buffalo, since 1933. It’s famous for the rye bread and pastries:

Taste in East Aurora offers a cozy spot for coffee, brunch and Buffalo-themed sandwiches and salads:

Five Points Bakery’s Toast Cafe is an incredible fusion of taste and creativity! Fresh breads, baked with local ingredients, served up with sides like salami, ricotta, peanut butter and more:

West Side Bazaar is a world market right near downtown Buffalo, with a food hall serving options from around the world, from Puerto Rican to Asian foods:

At The Black Sheep, James Beard Award nominees Steve and Ellen Gedra focus on farm-to-table cuisine and craft cocktails:

Roost fills a former industrial space with a cool vibe, fresh ingredients, off-the-boat seafood, and creative pizzas fresh from the hearth:


Lodging Options

Roycroft Inn is a National Historic Landmark and part of the original Roycroft Campus – the Arts & Crafts community of more than 500 artists which boomed in the early 20th century. The rooms and inn have been carefully restored, and offer a great base for exploring East Aurora:

The Westin Buffalo opened in late 2016 downtown, offering an upscale, full-service hotel with a contemporary feel. Be sure to try the homemade chocolate chip cookies!


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