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Allentown

Allen St, Buffalo, NY
716 881 1024
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Ranked #18 of 95 attractions in Buffalo
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Nightlife at its finest! I am NOT into the club scene in the slightest so I was delighted to find Allen street. Bars packed with live music, great drink specials and all the 'hip' kids in the Buffalo area. It goes all night too if you'd like.. bars in Buffalo are open till 4am! There is also an amazing food... More

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Montpelier, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I used to live in this area of town, and while there might not be as many little stores to pop into like there are on Elmwood (although more and more are moving in), I prefer Allentown to walk around and look at the Architecture. My favorite buildings in the city are in this district, and it feels more unique... More

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toronto
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We started walking from the intersection of Allen and Elmwood, up and down Elmwood, and then west a bit on Allen-liquor stores, creepy-looking bars. There's not many shops, and in no way can this area compare for shopping to Elmwood Village between Summer and Delevan. Maybe there's a better part of Allentown. We didn't find it.

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Buffalo, New York
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242 reviews 242 reviews
115 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's always interesting to walk around in Allentown. Interesting shops, interesting people, and interesting restaurants. Of course one should stop in at Gabriel's Gate for a bite or drink. We also enjoy the art festival held in Allentown every June.

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New York City, New York
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153 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Took a stroll around on a June weekday but were disappointed that so many of the stores and galleries were closed. No hours posted. A local advised us that weekdays were random. Too bad. Some of us could have spent money if a shop or two had been open. The restaurants were, and they all looked interesting. At least were... More

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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you like walking and being among people, this is the place to be. People walking around all hours of the day and night, many small shops and eateries. Fun time

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Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I learned interesting things about Allentown. My favorite part was the horror story of that red house. I recommend this tour to others because the tour guide Joel dombrowski was very funny and friendly with everybody

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Albany, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Great food, drinking, art, music, and culture... Or, in other words, this is the city's gayborhood :p. check out Gabriel's gate for the best wings in town, funky monkey and other nearby bars for fun but relaxed lgbt nightlife, the Theodore Roosevelt inaugural site for your dose of history, and Nietzsche's for live music every night. A few shops can... More

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indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I loved staying in Allentown while visiting my boyfriend. It was walking distance from everything. Nice houses and convenient.

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Popular area for grabbing a bite and some drinks in the evening when we are in town. Very close to downtown hotels.

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