Things To Do In Buffalo

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Bike Tour for One, Two, or Four from WNY Tours (Up to 57% Off)

WNY Tours

Waterfront

$35 $17

Bike tours weave through Buffalo's downtown and along the waterfront, passing such landmarks as City Hall and Delaware Park

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Two-Hour Picnic Cruise for Two or Four with Credit Toward Sailing Lessons (Up to 83% Off)

Seven Seas Sailing Center

Buffalo Waterfront

$299 $79

Enjoy a two-hour cruise on Lake Erie and help the captain as you sail with up to 6 guests

One or Two Annual Memberships with $10 Toward the Gift Shop at Western New York Book Arts Center (Up to 55% Off)

Western New York Book Arts Center

Buffalo

$50 $25

WNY Book Arts Center is an educational non-profit dedicated to the art of the book, offering an variety of art-based workshops

$42 for $120 Worth of Dance or Drum Lessons — The Slyboots School of Music, Art & Dance

The Slyboots School Of Music, Art & Dance

Buffalo

$120 $42

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Gym Memberships with Options for Boot-Camp Classes at Victor Dean Training (Up to 65% Off). Five Options Available.

Victor Dean Training

Amherst

$68 $25

Build up health with access to advanced equipment, cardio machines, free weights, and boot-camp classes

Four Rounds of Miniature Golf or Party for Up to 13 at Monster Mini Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Monster Mini Golf

Buffalo

$36 $18

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Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

1, 3, 6, or 12 Personal-Training Sessions at Sow It Now Health and Fitness (50% Off)

Sow It Now Health and Fitness

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Personal trainers diligently work one-on-one with clients to help them reach their maximum fitness potential

One or 3 Large Buckets of Driving Range Balls or a Private Golf Lesson at Airport Driving Range (Up to 53% Off)

Airport Driving Range

Cheektowaga

$10 $7

An extra-large bucket brims with 100 golf balls to hit off of natural grass or artificial mats at a range with covered hitting stalls

Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Karate and Self-Defense Classes at Western New York Karate Center (Up to 60% Off)

Western New York Karate Center

Williamsville

$116 $49

Students learn self-defense techniques and study sparring and weapons skills in more advanced classes; uniform included

Two or Four Weeks of Martial Arts Classes for Kids Age 4–12 at Pride Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

Pride Martial Arts

Amherst

$60 $19

Kids age 4–12 learn discipline and self-confidence during martial arts classes

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Standup Comedy for Four at Rob's Comedy Playhouse (Up to 63% Off)

Rob's Comedy Playhouse

Amherst

$40 $15

Comedy club created by 97 Rock's Rob Lederman welcomes nationally touring headliners seen on Comedy Central and Showtime

Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at Dipson Theatres (Up to 30% Off)

Dipson Theatres

Multiple Locations

$32 $23

Everything from summer action flicks to independent dramas, arthouse films, and family features lights up a network of 29 screens

Paint Nite Painting Event at a Local Bar (Up to 46% Off)

Paint Nite

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels learn from an experienced artist as they create their own pieces

$14 for $25 Worth of Fitness Studio at Hybrid Fitness

716 Fitness

Delaware - West Ferry

$25 $14

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$49 for One Month of Cross-Training Classes from Jeremy Guarino at Build a Machine Fitness ($100 Value)

Jeremy Guarino at Build a Machine Fitness

Buffalo

$100 $49

Jeremy leads three 60-minute cross-training classes per week and modifies moves to tailor workouts for every fitness level in the room

One Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian Cooking Class for Two or Four at Go Veggies (50% Off)

Go Veggies

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

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Students learn how to cook vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian meal such as coconut lentil soup, curries, and healthy salads

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Since 1861, the Buffalo Society of Natural Science has culled more than 700,000 specimens and artifacts from around the world. These treasures now reside in the Buffalo Museum of Science which opened its doors in 1929. The museum allows visitors to explore anthropology, paleontology, and zoology, with an emphasis on the Greater Niagara region.

Special exhibits inspire curiousity in guests by exploring the world around them through hands-on education. Nano, for example, explains the basics of nanoscience and the way it impacts our lives. Opened in March 2012, the Explore YOU health science studio teaches visitors about their own bodies as they study recent medical technologies that help keep the human race healthy. Our Marvelous Earth, on the other hand, focuses on geological phenomena, extreme weather, and alternative forms of energy via displays and interactive exhibits where guests will have a chance to experience tornado-force winds. The newest exhibit to explore is In Motion which motivates children to learn how things move by interacting with gravity machines, car races, and a fluid dynamics simulator. Elsewhere, Seymour (a 10-foot tall mastodon) and Stanley (a 16-foot long albertosaurus) give kids a glimpse of some really, really, really old bones. For a more relaxing experience, visitors can check out the National Geographic 3D Cinema presented by M&T Bank for rotating titles. During the next few years, the museum will continue to add new exhibits and improve others with interactive technologies.

1020 Humboldt Pkwy
Buffalo,
NY
US

Sculpted into the sprawling meadows of the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks, the nine-hole South Park Olmsted Golf Course rises and falls across 2,876 yards of immaculate greenery. The fairway chain wreathes South Park lake, which comes into play on four holes, including a forced-carry tee shot on hole four, which could prove perilous for any golf ball without an unrequited love for marine biology. Delaware Park Olmsted Golf Course's 5,359 yards features open fairways and very few hazards throughout the relatively short layout. Medium-size greens await players at the end of each short-grass corridor, challenging golfers with small target areas and tricky breaking putts.

Before each round, players can warm up their short game at the practice green, which facilitates practice for chipping, putting, and Maypole dancing around flagsticks. An onsite pro shop keeps clubbers equipped with the latest in fairway fashions and gear, and a golf house fuels powerful drives with course-side eats and refreshments.

2535 South Park Avenue
Buffalo,
NY
US

Since opening its star-dappled doors in 1964, the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium has delighted sky-gazing enthusiasts through effulgent re-creations of the night sky and educational journeys through the solar system with its 24-foot-diameter dome, capable of illuminating 4,000 stars. Celestial explorations have included shows such as Uranus and Neptune: Planets of the Telescope Age, which explores the planets and their improbable journey from drifting stardust to two of the solar system's gas giants. Attractions such as Shorter Nights: Passage Into Spring reveal the dazzling sights visible in the local Buffalo sky in the buildup to the equinox, and Pluto and the Other Dwarfs: Smaller Objects of the Solar System guide sojourners on a quest to view the celestial orb as it hides, weeping over its stripped status as a planet, behind Saturn's rings.

1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo,
NY
US

A massive glass dome reminiscent of the Victorian Crystal Palace and verdant plant life stretching their green leaves toward the sun attract visitors to the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. The gardens span 11 acres and include three glass domes and nine greenhouses full of re-created tropical and subtropical climates. In the Fern House and tropical rainforest, banana trees surround a 30-foot waterfall as large dinosaur topiaries roam across a backdrop of hanging ferns.

Called a living museum, the botanical gardens is dedicated to enriching lives with nature and teaching guests to appreciate the natural systems and diverse plant life the earth sustains. Visitors can soak up Mother Nature?s splendor in addition to manmade wonders such as the 67-foot-tall Palm Dome.

2655 South Park Ave.
Buffalo,
NY
US

Like the best detectives, Naked Buffalo Tours roots out the hidden facts shoved between cobblestones and floorboards to reveal the truth behind the city's underground activities. Author, owner, and guide Michael F. Rizzo first developed a love of historical research after purchasing an 1893 home on Buffalo’s west side. Now he investigates the city’s architectural and social backstory to inject forgotten tales into his tours, as well as in books. His six walking tours travel through different neighborhoods to illuminate sites and stories of past mob activity. Patrons wander near gangsters’ homes, historic Erie Canal brothels, and renowned sites, such as the Magaddino Memorial Chapel and city hall.

617 Main St
Buffalo,
NY
US

Sail Buffalo Sailing School's nationally accredited instructors captain a fleet of boats, teaching novices the art of wind wrangling while fostering community for seasoned aqua explorers. During the two-hour picnic sail and lesson, a crew of up to four launch onto Lake Erie for hands-on wind lassoing. Instructors lecture on general ship-savvy and negotiating with 18th-century pirates, before coaching each student through a turn at the helm. As first-timers confront wind gusts, instructors keep the atmosphere relaxed and positive, helping students recover and learn from mistakes. Meanwhile, crewmates soak in secondhand sail know-how and build camaraderie while crunching through BYO picnic fare and determining the best way to build a secret underwater fort.

32 Fuhrmann Blvd
Buffalo,
NY
US