48 Hours in Buffalo City NY

New York, Buffalo Guide (B): 48 Hours in Buffalo City NY

Buffalo City intrigued us. Back in 2016, we read an inspiring Travel and Leisure article on Buffalo City. The article was written by one of their editors Sean Flynn who calls Buffalo his hometown describes Buffalo’s emerging food scene, craft beer experiences, coffee and architecture with passion.

To be honest we never thought we would get there until an opportunity arose to visit whilst spending time in Fingers Lake. Travel and Leisure ranked Buffalo “as one of America’s favourite cities” in a recent annual reader survey. The article also mentioned that it was ‘losing its reputation as a forgotten Rust Belt town in favour of a more polished persona’. Intriguing, we thought so! Buffalo’s future is its past! We love this quote! We needed to know and read more about Buffalo City. We wanted to understand the city and its history before we visited. We list some reading recommendations for you.

Locals shared with us their thoughts and history on Buffalo. Back in the 1900s, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the USA by population. Buffalo was then a prosperous port city located on the Eyrie Canal which was the centre of industry. The decline of Buffalo came about in 1959 and the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway which diverted a lot of the sea traffic away from Buffalo. Some freighters still unload and load in Buffalo Harbour, there is only a small part of the port still in operation. The old shipyard lands are now part of a new redevelopment program for recreation (see Riverworks mentioned later in the article). What is encouraging to see is that the younger generation is coming back to Buffalo and their roots. You can feel their vibe and passion when they talk about their home city and what brought them back. Once again that great quote ‘Buffalo’s future is its past”. We were surprised to find out that Buffalo is the 2nd largest city in New York State, the first being New York itself. Buffalo is the capital of the County of Erie in the western area of New York State. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 48 Hours in Buffalo City NY
Guide Location: USA » Buffalo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Hotel Henry   Martin House   Graycliff House   Albright Knox Art Museum   Delaware Street   Elmwood Village   Lincoln Parkway   Marina   City Lighthouse   Buffalo’s Riverworks   Coloured Musicians Club   Buffalo City Hall   Museum of disAbility History   Anchor Bar   Coles Restaurant and Bar   Bar-Bill Tavern   Blackthorn Restaurant and Pub   Doc Sullivans Pub   Lenox Grill   Duff’s Wings   Gabriel’s Gate   Elmo’s Bar   Glen Park Tavern   Gene McCarthy’s Pub   Mammosers Tavern   Schwabl’s   Toutant   Larkin Square   Food Truck Tuesday   12 Gates Brewing Company   42 North Brewing Company   Big Ditch Brewing Company   Brick Yard Brewing Company   Buffalo Brewing Company   Buffalo Brew Pub   Community Beer Works   Ellicottville Brewing Company   Five and 20 Spirits Brewing   Flying Bison Brewing Company   Four Mile Brewing   Hamburg Brewing Company   John Labatt House   Lafayette Brewing Company   New York Beer Project   Old First Ward Brewing Company   Pearl Street Grill and Brewery   Resurgence Brewing Company   Rusty Nickel Brewing Company   Southern Tier Brewing Company   Thin Man Brewery   West Shore Brewing Company   Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company   Black Squirrel Distillery   Buffalo Distillery Company   Lakeward Spirits   Lockhouse Distillery & Bar   Tommyrotter Distillery  
Author: Jane Dempster-smith
Read it on author's website: https://www.totraveltoo.com/how-to-spend-48-hours-in-buffalo-city-ny-state/