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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Buffalo?
If your trip to Buffalo is all booked but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.You’ll have to rise and shine if you’re planning to see all the interesting attractions that this place has to offer. Sahlen Field and Pierce - Arrow Museum are must-sees. Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park and KeyBank Center can’t be missed either.Plan a stop at Canalside. It’s one sight you’ll usually find on many visitors’ to-do lists. Shea’s Performing Arts Center and Peace Bridge are also not far away and worth taking the time to see.
What are the best road trip destinations near Buffalo?
If you’ve crossed off all the major attractions in Buffalo, don’t hang up those walking shoes just yet. You’ll find some landmark sights just a little further out. Travelers from all around head to Niagara Falls State Park. You can reach it from Niagara Falls, 17 miles away.
Where are the best beaches near Buffalo?
Fill the tank, put your key in the ignition and get ready to feel the fresh salty air in your hair. Buffalo offers some glorious stretches of coastline, such as:

  • Pleasant Beach (13 miles away).
  • Humberstone Centennial Park Beach (15 miles away).
  • Nickel Beach (18 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Buffalo?
If you have some serious work-related business to see to in Buffalo, chances are you’ll be spending lots of time at a major convention center. If that’s the case, you might like to know some of the ones that have hotels and cafés nearby:

  • Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (0.1 miles away).
  • Samuel’s Grande Manor (12 miles away).
  • Conference Center Niagara Falls (17 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Buffalo?
Having your own ride in Buffalo will give you the freedom to squeeze in as many attractions as you can. Maybe you want to head out of town, explore country lanes, and go wherever the wind takes you. If that’s the case, pick up one of our SUVs and check out the rocky coastlines in the area. If you’re all about city life, take to the wheel of something small. Zooming around heavy traffic and busy streets will be much less stressful with a mini or compact car.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Buffalo?
You’ll be glad to know that there’s a great range of luxurious rental vehicles available in Buffalo. What you end up going for will depend on your budget and what you’re planning to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles offer unparalleled comfort and class. If you want to indulge yourself, why not go for a high-end SUV, or perhaps a slick medium-sized vehicle? Alternatively, if you just need something to zip around town in as economically as possible, you’re better off going with a no-frills compact vehicle (or something else that’s unlikely to break the bank).
Is it difficult to park in Buffalo?
For the most part, finding a place to park the car in Buffalo isn’t a difficult task. If you’re planning to head to one of the more popular sights in town, it’s a smart idea to consider parking options before you set off.
Does Buffalo have peak-hour traffic?
Since the population of Buffalo is approximately 258,100, you won’t have a lot of difficulty with traffic. However, major roads can get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving then.
Are there speed limits in Buffalo?
Speed limits vary across the city of Buffalo, but typically range from 25mph to 55mph. Most residential roads have a top speed of 25mph unless indicated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Erie County?
In most cases, your chosen car rental company will bill the amount of the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may provide your contact details to local authorities so they can issue a fine straight to you.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Buffalo?
Like many places, normal cell phone usage is not permitted while cruising in your car around Buffalo. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just make sure you keep your eyes on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Buffalo?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while driving in Buffalo is 0.08%. If you’re planning on partying, leave your wheels behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Buffalo?
Traffic laws in Buffalo permit drivers at a red light to turn into the direction of traffic nearer to them, without having to wait for it to turn green. Before turning, the vehicle must come to a complete stop and the driver must check that the way is clear before proceeding.
Are seat belts compulsory in Erie County?
Although there are a small number of exceptions, seat belts must be worn in Erie County.

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