My wife and I flew into Buffalo this past weekend for a little R&R and to visit some family. We did a little sight seeing up to Niagara Falls Friday and went to the Bills game Saturday night. My wife (not a sports fan) actually suggested we make it an annual trip.
Food was great, the people were friendly, and we thoroughly had a great time. For those Bills fan not from the area, I would recommend visiting the area and catching a game.
I'm sure Buffalo Rumblers from the area can give you better recommendations than me, but I'll list some of our experiences. Especially with the first home game just around the corner.
Buffalo airport was very easy to get to and find your way around.
Stayed at the Hyatt downtown, I bought this through Hotwire for $64 a night. I have no idea how I got this rate so low, it is a first class hotel and the staff was awesome. I would say it was a 30 minute drive to Ralph Wilson Stadium on game day. There is some active night life easy walking distance from the hotel if you're into that sort of thing, but far enough away to not be bothersome. Parking was $12 a day.
At the stadium, we had no problem finding our seats, although my wife found it amusing that there are men's and women's lines to enter the stadium (for security search). The prices and quality of the food at the stadium are what you would expect, so think about tailgating. They know how to do it Buffalo. We got our tickets on Ticketstub.com and had seats 5 rows behind the Bills bench. (preseason game)
Game was awesome; we won of course.
Ate at E.B. Green's steakhouse which is located beside the hotel. It was some of the best steak I've ever had period.
Ate at the Anchor bar at the airport. Had Buffalo wings of course. Finger licking good.
If you want to visit Niagara Falls, don't forget to bring your passport, so you can go the Canadian side. Maid of the Mist is about $15, but to us was worth every penny. Bring a jacket, even if it's summer.
If you Western New Yorkers have some recommendations for us out of towners please comment and thanks again for sharing your wonderful city.