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Fun things to do in Western New York

“Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops (Kellie Elmore)”. Enjoy some fun things to do in Western New York!

Gerry Rodeo signs in WNY

My family and I enjoyed opening night of the Gerry Rodeo in Western New York. This is a long standing tradition in my family. I have pictures going to this rodeo ever since I was a baby. I remember eating the rodeo dinner with my relatives that are no longer with us. Now we pass the tradition down to the next generation by taking them. I started to think how many people actually know about many of the fun places we visit? Why not share some fun activities in Western New York?

Sunflowers of Sanborn in New York

Here are some great suggestions and our experiences:

1. Last year, I started a little fun trip tradition with my son to the Sunflowers of Sanborn. Enjoy our visit to the Sunflower fields in Sanborn, New York.

2. Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua, New York

3. Fun ways to explore Watkins Glen, New York

4.  Visiting Penn Dixie in Hamburg, NY

5. Visit the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY

6. Day trip to Lake Placid

7. Let’s visit the Corning Museum of Glass 

Panama Rocks in Western New York

8. Our Experience at Panama Rocks, NY 

9. Buffalo Zoo, NY 

10. My secrets to the New York side of Niagara Falls 

11. Visit the Buffalo History Museum

12. Strong Museum of Play! Rochester, NY

13. Harvest Fresh produce

14. Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua, New York

15. Take the Empire State Road Trip to 1000 Islands, NY

Gerry Rodeo

Have some great Summer activities we could do in Western New York?? Let us know below! I LOVE finding new places to explore and adding more memories to our Summer.


  1. aisasami
    August 12, 2021 / 1:34 pm

    I have only been to Western New York once, actually Northwest part near the Finger Lakes. It was really nice and not the New York I expected (When I was younger, I thought the state was like the city. But I was proven wrong). I would love to go back someday.

  2. Melanie
    August 12, 2021 / 10:20 pm

    So much fun!! Looks like there is so much to do here!!

  3. Heidi
    August 13, 2021 / 2:41 am

    Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

  4. Why Girls Are Weird
    August 13, 2021 / 2:48 am

    I am so here for this, looks like a great area to check out!

  5. rachel
    August 13, 2021 / 2:45 pm

    Having lived in Buffalo NY for a while, I have been to many of these places. I recently took my kids to Buffalo and I was SO bummed that Albright Knox is closed for construction 🙁

  6. Marjie Mare
    August 13, 2021 / 3:37 pm

    I left NY 3 years ago and this post brings sweet memories.