Parking and Visitor Info
You can park on any side street that doesn't have restrictions, and there are also numerous parking lots and ramps surrounding the festival. Remember to bring cash to park or use Parking Panda before the festival to purchase a reserved parking spot. The Taste of Buffalo has partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations to offer the ability to purchase guaranteed parking passes at several lots within walking distance to the festival. Once purchased, parking passes will be instantly emailed to you and guarantee you access to your selected location.
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From points East, West, North, and South of Buffalo
Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) to Exit 51W (Route 33 West, also called the Kensington Expressway). Exit from Route 33W as it ends at Oak Street. Follow Oak south and turn right on Broadway. This will bring you within a few blocks of the center of the event at Niagara Square. A number of surface lots and ramps are available on Pearl, Franklin and other adjoining streets running parallel to Delaware.
From Canada and Niagara Falls
Take the Peace Bridge to I-190 South to the Niagara Street exit. Turn right on Niagara Street and follow it south to Elmwood Avenue, just before City Hall. Turn right on Elmwood and park in any of the ramps and surface lots.
The Official Alternate Transportation Sponsor of the Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops
The NFTA can help you with transportation to the event.
Use their trip planner! Metro covers Buffalo, Lockport, Niagara Falls, and all points in between utilizing buses, trains, vans and trolley-buses.
While attending the Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS, here are some local hotels to stay at:
|Adam's Mark Hotel Downtown||716-845-5100 or 1-800-444-ADAM|
|Best Western Inn on the Avenue||716-886-8333 or 1-888-868-3033|
|Holiday Inn Express||716-854-5500|
|Doubletree Club Hotel||716-845-0112 or 1-877-633-4667|
|Hampton Inn & Suites||716-855-2223 or 1-800 HAMPTON|
|Hyatt Regency Buffalo||716-856-1234 or 1-800-233-1234|
|The Mansion of Delaware||716-886-3300|
|Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter||716-852-0049|
|Courtyard by Marriott||716-840-9566|
For lodging outside of the immediate downtown area please search via the Visit Buffalo Niagara web site:
Buffalo City Hall Tours
Explore the lobby of this Art Deco masterpiece and get the best view in Buffalo from the Observation Deck. Free, guided tours will take place between Noon and 4pm. Sign up in front of City Hall. Tours provided by BuffaloTours.org, a program of Preservation Buffalo Niagara.