You don't see many trip reports on this forum, so I thought I might add one. Buffalo is a great city to visit and everyone we encountered was friendly. We will be back at some point and thanks for your help on the forum.
The Mansion on Delaware, 414 Delaware Avenue, www.mansionondelaware.com: All you really need to know about this property is that it has on-demand car service. No worrying about parking, having a couple of drinks or arguing with your spouse over directions, they take care of all of it. And if that isn’t enough, they have a great breakfast each morning and drinks in the afternoon. The drinks in the afternoon were popular with people from Cleveland. The Mansion made our stay in Buffalo, we dropped off the car when we arrived and didn’t get back in it until we left three days later. The rooms aren’t spectacular, but the staff is great and the extras make it worth it.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue, www.albrightknox.org: This is an excellent art gallery. They had selections from the permanent collection on exhibit and it was an excellent representation of their holdings.
Burchfield Penny Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, www.burchfieldpenny.org: Burchfield is the only museum dedicated to art and artists of Western New York. It was undergoing an installation of a displacement barge, but the installation was part of the exhibit and you could ask the installers questions if you liked.
Anchor Bar, 1047 Main Street, www.anchorbar.com I was prepared to be disappointed. In the Albany area we have plenty of places that do great chicken wings and everyone has their favorites, so I didn’t think that the Anchor Bar could live up to the hype. I was also worried that it would be crowded and “Disneyfied”. But I have to say it was a dark bar with a lot of stuff on the walls and ceiling. The wings were good and we had a few beers, definitely a place that you could spend an afternoon.
Buffalo Bison, Coca Cola Field, 275 Washington Street, www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t422: You have to love Triple A baseball, best available seats, $12 a piece. It was a good game and the food and drinks were cheap. I have been to Major League games that have been less entertaining and paid a lot more.
Theodore Roosevelt Inauguration Site, 641 Delaware Avenue, www.trsite.org: A National Park Site with guided tours (or as our guide pronounced it “tur”). The tour was well done and quick, but a little too reliant on modern techniques, such as prerecorded information and computer graphics.
Buffalo City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, http://www.preservationbuffaloniagara.org/: This is one of the largest city halls in the United States. It is a very impressive building, that some day I hope to see. After 50 minutes of the tour, we still hadn’t left the first floor and we needed to be at the Martin House in an hour. The tour guide a lot of knowledge that he wanted to share, but efficiency might have been more appreciated.
The Martin House Complex, 125 Jewett Parkway, http://www.darwinmartinhouse.org/: This is a Frank Lloyd Wright complex that has undergone an extensive renovation, actually still is undergoing renovation. Excellent representation of his work and really a showcase for the different elements he emphasized.
Tempo Restaurant, 581 Delaware Avenue, www.tempobuffalo.com: A great restaurant not too far from our hotel. It featured Italian cuisine with very good service. It appeared that a lot of people were out on date night and most people were dressed to impress.
Trinity Episcopal Church and Christ Chapel, 389 Delaware Avenue, http://buffaloah.com/a/del/389/hp/hp.html: The stained glass windows were by Tiffany and Lafarge. It was neat to find something we didn’t plan on.
Knight Slider/FallyMac, food trucks outside the New Era cap building, 160Delaware Avenue, http://www.bflofoodtrucks.com: We came across these food trucks one afternoon and it made for a quick cheap lunch.