Where to go: Church and Seneca Stations

By Sarah Signorelli

When the sun finally comes out, which doesn’t seem to happen too much lately here in Buffalo, don’t waste the day! The sunshine brings smiles and a whole lot of motivation, and there is more than enough to do within the city limits. Don’t think the just because you don’t have a car, you’re stuck. Take that short walk down to the nearest metro station and just go somewhere, anywhere.

This week I decided to head downtown for a few hours. I hopped on the metro and took the short ride to the Church and Seneca Stations. Now I know we’re all poor college students and aren’t looking to spend a whole lot of money, but don’t worry – you don’t always have to. Something that people tend to skim right over when in the city is the architecture. The old buildings downtown are beautiful, from the stolid spire of St. Joseph’s Cathedral to the terra cotta skyscraper of Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building. Get some fresh air, walk around, and check things out.

Aside from strolling around and window shopping, there’s a whole lot more to do. To start off my afternoon I headed over to Pearl Street Grill, one of my favorite restaurants in the area. The chill sports bar atmosphere is so relaxing, and the food is amazing. You could easily lose track of time watching a baseball game at the bar. I have to say, I can’t leave that place without a steak salad and some onion rings!

The next big highlight of the area is Coca-Cola field, located on Washington Street, less than a home run away from the towering Neo-Gothic post office building. The field is the home of the Buffalo Bisons baseball team, and their season is just recently underway. Next week the team has four home games, so you might want to take a break from cramming for finals. The games are a lot of fun, so show your friends from out of town that there’s more to do in Buffalo than they think.

These are only two destinations that I enjoy in the area. Let these be your starting blocks, and find something great yourself. Don’t underestimate the city, it’s what you make of it.

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