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Fun things to do in Buffalo when we elop in September ??

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Saint John, Canada
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Fun things to do in Buffalo when we elop in September ??

Hi everyone

We are eloping to Niagara Falls the second week of September and would like to visit Buffalo for a day trip. We are wondering are there any special things to check out while there? Have to be honest and say I know nothing about Buffalo although we drove through 8 years ago and it seemed very nice. We are going to check out the casino there but is there anything else we should check out? Are there outlet shops, great restaurants, comedy clubs or theatres? We would be going Saturday Sept. 14 or Sunday the 15. We love broadway shows (Rock of Ages, Hair, etc) and would be interested in seeing a great show, or a great band if playing in town one of those nights. Also, is there a website that posts all of Buffalo's upcoming shows?

Edited: 12:00 am, May 18, 2013
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1. Re: Fun things to do in Buffalo when we elop in September ??

Do you like architecture? Buffalo has a lot of buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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2. Re: Fun things to do in Buffalo when we elop in September ??

Congratulations on your elopement, AV!

To answer some of your questions, there is an outlet mall in Niagara Falls NY. Aside from seeing Niagara Falls and outlet shopping, I would recommend visiting Buffalo (about 20 minutes drive south of the Falls on I-190 expressway) for entertainment and restaurants. Buffalo is a much bigger city than Niagara Falls and has more to choose from.

RESTAURANTS: You might check out these downtown locations: Seabar, Pearl Street Grill, Bacchus, Mike A's Steakhouse, or the Butterwood Bakery (in the Lafayette Hotel). In North Buffalo, check out Romeo and Juliet's, and Shango. In the Elmwood area check out: Trattoria Aroma, Bistro Europa, and Globe Market.

ENTERTAINMENT: It looks like the September calendars are not yet out, but check the websites for Shea's Performing Arts Center (traveling Broadway shows, + others) http://www.sheas.org/ ; Kleinhans Music Hall http://www.kleinhansbuffalo.org/ ; First Niagara Center (where the Bflo Sabres play) www.firstniagaracenter.com/events.cshtml ; Here is the Visit Buffalo Niagara website which has a large calendar of events: visitbuffaloniagara.com/things-to-do/…

I always recommend a FREE tour of City Hall which now takes place Monday-Saturday from noon-1pm: preservationbuffaloniagara.org/buffalo-tours…

Happy travels and let us know if you have any other questions!

-Dee

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3. Re: Fun things to do in Buffalo when we elop in September ??

I forgot the Helium Club for comedy: http://www.heliumcomedy.com/buffalo/#

-Dee

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4. Re: Fun things to do in Buffalo when we elop in September ??

If you want to listings of local events, you might check www.artvoice.com . For modern art, the Albright-Knox is worth visiting.

Edited: 9:09 am, May 19, 2013
5. Re: Fun things to do in Buffalo when we elop in September ??

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