27 Insta-Worthy Photo Spots In Buffalo & WNY

City Guide, Lifestyle, Things to Do, Visit Buffalo & WNY


Written by Emily Forkey

Published on August 12, 2020
Outer Harbor / Photo x Step Out Buffalo

As many people already know, Western New York is full of Insta-Worthy photo spots. From restaurants to street murals, if you’re looking for some spots you may have never heard or thought of, keep reading.


Buffalo is full of some pretty unique restaurants overlooking the beautiful city and our waterfront, which always calls for a photo-0p.



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1. Shuck Shack

301 Ohio St, Buffalo, NY 14204 / Opening Weekend June 18, 2021

This seafood shack is located outdoors right along the Buffalo River, which calls for a good photo-op. 




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2. Tappo

338 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203

Not only is the restaurant delicious, but it gives you views of the surrounding city of Buffalo when you’re sat on the rooftop!




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A little early dinner today. Standing in line waiting for our food. Outside dining at it’s best.

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3. The Silo

115 N Water St, Lewiston, NY 14092

Located in Lewiston, this restaurant is overlooking the lower Niagara River and has gorgeous views.

Street Murals

Buffalo is home to so many gorgeous murals that are picture perfect! Here are some you may not have seen before.

4. Keep Buffalo A Secret

810 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202

5. Heart 716

545 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY




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6. Walking Back Time

5 East Huron St, Buffalo, NY



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We are in this struggle together… meow! #muralmonday #muralsworthnoting #newyork #niagarafalls #muralsofinstagram #notesbynoriette

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7. Niagara Falls Art Alley

425 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301



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8. Hertel Art Alley

Hertel Ave between Traymore and Colvin



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finally found the one I was looking for 🌻

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9. Hydraulic Hearth Sunflowers

716 Swan St, Buffalo, NY 14210

This spot is located at Hydraulic Hearth restaurant but is a gorgeous mural if you can get a spot outside!

Nature Spots

Who doesn’t love a good nature shot? We sure do.



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just chillin hbu

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10. Stiglmeier Park

810 Losson Rd, Cheektowaga, NY 14227

This park is tucked away along Cayuga Creek and has wooden paths that are very picturesque. There are different paths you can take that bring you through all sorts of nature.

11. Erie Basin Marina

329 Erie St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Everyone in Buffalo should now about this classic waterfront spot. Take a photo in front of the water or even from lookout tower.



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12. Chestnut Ridge Park

6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127

This park is perfect for hiking but it is also a great nature spot. There’s different paths and trails with awesome views, you’ll be sure to find the perfect photo spot!

13. Niagara Gorge

Niagara Scenic Parkway, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

There are so many hidden photo gems within the Niagara Gorge. Be sure to stay for the sunset and take a photo on the rock overlooking Canada.



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your loss babe

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14. Canalside

44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202

A classic spot in Buffalo that also makes for a great photo shoot.

15. Outer Harbor

225 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203

The Outer Harbor, overlooking Lake Erie is picture perfect with its open fields and rock-lined shores.




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what now ?

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16. ArtPark

450 S 4th St, Lewiston, NY 14092

Whether you are taking a hike, or just going to the rainbow colored parking lot, this spot calls for a photo.

18. Olcott Beach

5977 Ontario St, Burt, NY 14126

This is another spot that overlooks Lake Ontario, with a picture perfect lighthouse along the water.



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nature stuff ✨

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19. Letchworth State Park

1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427

Often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the East," these gorgeous trails and waterfalls are a perfect spot for Instagram photos.



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hiking with my loves today ⛰ #dogmomsofinstagram

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20. Stony Brook State Park

10820 NY-36, Dansville, NY 14437

You can walk right up to this gorgeous waterfall which makes any picture look awesome.




City Views



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Someone's learning how to cheese extra hard

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21. Buffalo City Hall

65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202

Buffalo City Hall is not only an iconic spot in Buffalo, but it looks awesome in pictures!



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22. Shea's Performing Arts Center

650 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Main Street just looks beautiful in photos and makes you feel like you are in the heart of the city!



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pose, pose LOL

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23. Sky Bar

257 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202

If you are 21+ this bar has an awesome view of the city and a brand new mural right in the middle by a local artist!

24. Patrick's Rooftop

500 Pearl St Suite 1400, Buffalo, NY 14202

Another spot with gorgeous views of the city that call for the best Instagram photo.

Gardens & Greenhouses



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25. Badding Bros Farm Market

10820 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051

Everyone loves plants don't they? That's why we included this market that just looks amazing from every angle!



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The flower field of my dreams! My mom and I had the best time visiting @theflowerstand716 yesterday! More photos on the blog.

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26. The Flower Stand

13187 Vaughn St, Springville, NY 14141

This flower field is truly gorgeous. To access the field you must schedule a U-Pick which can be done on their Facebook.



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Sun kissed // being black is beautiful ✨

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27. Sunflowers of Sanborn

5432 Baer Rd, Sanborn, NY 14132

One of the most popular photo spots in WNY is now open and it is as beautiful as ever! No need for an appointment, just bring a mask. Read more about the Sunflowers of Sanborn here.

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