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7 day stay at Buffalo, any destination near the city?

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7 day stay at Buffalo, any destination near the city?

Hi everyone!

So the thing is, my boyfriend and I plan to stay at a friend's in Buffalo for 7 days between our dorm closedown and our apartment lease start. However now we cannot stay at the friend's house due to some reasons but we already booked the flight. So the sudden increase in budget for accommodation makes us feel we should make the most of the money. So could you please recommend some budget-friendly attractions in Buffalo? As 7 day is really a long stay, is there any other fancy place around where we can access via bus?

A huge thank you to anyone who reads and helps! :))))

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1. Re: 7 day stay at Buffalo, any destination near the city?

If you have a passport, considering taking Megabus to Toronto for a day or two.

If you book it far in advance enough, it'll be around $6 a person each way.

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2. Re: 7 day stay at Buffalo, any destination near the city?

Thank you! I am thinking of applying a visa there! I visited Toronto once and it was wonderful!

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3. Re: 7 day stay at Buffalo, any destination near the city?

What are you interested in? Musuems? Theatre?

You may be able to get a cheap balcony seat to something @ Shea's, depending on when you're in town. Check out Darwin Martin House and the Albright Knox or Burchfield Penney art galleries (right across the street from each other). You can climb Buffalo City Hall for free - there is an observation deck at the top that is good for pictures. You could check out the Hatch, a small, cheap diner on the Waterfront. Be sure to check out Elmwood Village (tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60974-d10…). There are cafes and boutiques and it is a really nice afternoon. All of these attractions are within 10 mins of each other in Buffalo.

Of course there are the attractions in Niagara Falls. You may also want to check out Lewiston if you're going to Niagara Falls. There are cafes, hotels, and Artpark (theatre & concerts): tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g48050-Lewiston_New_…

Feel free to message me with questions for more specific info on other types of things.

As for transit, check out the NFTA website. There is a Trip Planner on there - you can enter your start/finish addresses and it tells you exactly which buses to take. Also, you can get a day pass for $5. Otherwise, you're going to pay $2 for each transfer - both ways! There also is a weekly unlimited pass for $25, which is a great deal & probably your best bet for a 7 day stay. (http://metro.nfta.com/Routes/Fares.aspx)

The bus drivers don't give change and you can't use cards. Just have your cash or change ready and when you board, tell him/her that you need a pass. They will give you a day pass. You can't buy a week pass on the bus - just at the machines at the station. University Station is a major hub & you should be able to grab them there.

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4. Re: 7 day stay at Buffalo, any destination near the city?

Also, don't discount a day trip to another place, like Cleveland. It is only a 3hr drive & can be done in one day. You could visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Other than that, this is the official Buffalo page on Trip Advisor. There is a lot there. tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60974-Buffalo_New_Y…

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5. Re: 7 day stay at Buffalo, any destination near the city?

Thanks so much! It does help a lot :)

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6. Re: 7 day stay at Buffalo, any destination near the city?

You don't need a visa to visit Canada (assuming you're a U.S. citizen with no DUI arrests.) You will need your passport though.

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