You don’t have to go far to enjoy your first days as a married couple. Buffalo makes for a lovely minimoon destination, with cute neighborhoods, cozy bars and pretty parks. Start planning your romantic WNY getaway with these romantic ways to spend a long weekend in Buffalo.
The historic architecture and tree-lined streets makes almost all of Buffalo’s neighborhoods seem romantic, especially when you’re celebrating your new marriage.
Spend your first day in Buffalo in Delaware Park and the surrounding Parkside neighborhood. Start at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex, head to the park for a picnic for lunch, stroll through the Japanese Garden and enjoy dinner and drinks at one of The Terrace’s tables overlooking Hoyt Lake. During the summer, you can also catch Shakespeare in Delaware Park most nights.
For less walking and more culture, take in the exhibits at Albright-Knox Art Gallery or Burchfield-Penney Art Center after the Martin House and have lunch at one of Elmwood Avenue’s unique restaurants.
Adventurous couples will find plenty of ways to spend a day in Buffalo. Hike to the Eternal Flame at Chestnut Ridge Park or kayak on the Buffalo River. For a memorable honeymoon adventure, zipline down or rock climb up Riverwork’s grain elevators.
Marvel together at some of the remains of Buffalo’s heyday and dream about what it would be like to live together on Delaware Avenue’s Millionaires’ Row. Continue your journey through time with coffee on one of the cozy couches at Public Espresso in the Hotel @ The Lafayette, which was once among the finest hotels in the United States.
Watch the sun set at the Erie Canal’s former western terminus, now home to the bustling Canalside district. End your day with drinks on the roof of the Harlow C. Curtiss building, a stunning 100-year-old office building now home to the Curtiss Hotel.
Buffalo doesn’t lack modern-day luxuries either. Spend a day at your hotel’s spa before taking in a show at Shea’s Performing Arts Center or a performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall.
After such a romantic, relaxing day, you’ll be ready to head home after brunch the next morning, even if home is just a short drive away.