American Airlines offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Buffalo. United also offers nonstop flights from Dulles. Southwest flies nonstop from BWI Marshall.
Hotel @ The Lafayette
391 Washington St.
Built in 1904, recently reopened as a boutique hotel. Rooms start at $169 weekdays, $199 weekends, including breakfast.
667 Main St.
In the theater district. Could use some updating, but you can’t beat the price: Shared rooms start at $25 a night.
Larkin Square Food Truck Tuesdays
745 Seneca St.
Every Tuesday through Oct. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m., follow your nose to a gathering of 30 food trucks from Buffalo and Rochester, including Amy’s (lentil-berry flatbread wrap, $6), Lloyd Taco (Tricked Out nachos, $6.89), Black Market Food Truck (banh mi sandwiches, $8).
Sweet_ness 7 Cafe
220 Grant St.
An eclectic West Side gathering spot that has helped turn the neighborhood around. Brunch all day (French toast $7, Spanish scramble $10), vegan options, house-made chocolate milk ($3).
73 Hamburg St.
Classic Buffalo, 50-year-old favorite of locals in the Old First Ward neighborhood, with outdoor seating and a new brewery next door. Entrees start at $11.50.
Tuesday Night Rides
744 Elmwood Ave.
Every Tuesday through August, four levels of free rides (ranging from 12 to 35 miles), 6 to 8 p.m. Call ahead for rentals, which are free for first-time riders and start at $40 otherwise.
44 Prime St.
Through August: yoga, Zumba and Pilates classes, Tuesday movies, Wednesday dance (ballroom, salsa, swing) and Thursday concerts. All free.
National Buffalo Wing Festival
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Buffalo wings Aug. 30 (noon to 9 p.m.) and 31 (noon to 7 p.m.). $5 per day. Each jumbo wing $1.