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Let’s play a game. Name a place where you can you eat, shop, watch the latest movie, drive like a Formula One race car driver and try the world’s top international beer? I’m guessing you probably don’t have an answer – but I do. Walden Galleria Mall in Buffalo, NY, far surpasses your typical shopping experience; it is not just a place, but a destination.
Here are seven things you can’t miss on your cross-border adventure:
Shop till you drop
With more than 200 retailers to choose from, there is bound to be something for everyone. With big brands like Urban Outfitters, H&M, and Anthropologie to speciality shops like Pottery Barn and William-Sonoma, you and your home are guaranteed a refresh. Zara has officially opened its doors for business as Walden Galleria’s newest store, offering the latest trends and accessories at an affordable price. If you like the idea of “try before you buy,” Showcase is the store for you. This unique venue only sells items that are trending and allows you to test run them in an interactive retail environment.
Challenge your wits
Where can you beam aboard an abandoned starship, explore an ancient tomb and come face-to-face with a fire-breathing dragon? Only at 5 Wits Buffalo, a unique, live-action entertainment destination. In this immersive, hands-on experience, players can choose from one of three adventures. Who knows where you’ll end up?
You’ve probably heard of wine snobs, but an exclusive group can be found at the World of Beer: beer snobs. They’ve got 50 craft beers on tap, more than 500 in the cooler and a menu of tasty tavern fare that’s crafted to go perfectly with brew. Their insanely knowledgeable staff will guide you through every pour and help you discover more of the world of beer.
Once the adults have had some fun sampling craft beer, it’s time for the kids to let loose at Billy Beez. From riding the wild slides, battling in the ballistics arena or showing your skills in the sports courts, the kiddies will be buzzing with excitement. Plus, every pass includes all-day access, so you can both shop and play to your heart's content.
Need for speed
If you’re often referred to as lead-foot Louie, RPM Raceway will feel like home. You can drive Italian state-of-the-art go-karts that challenge you to stick to the fastest line, plus you’ll get a feel for tracks designed to imitate real formula courses. If you have a competitive side, compete in head-to-head races; the first driver to cross the finish line on the final lap wins.
After working up an appetite, treat yourself to a unique dining experience at Texas de Brazil. Mixing authentic Brazilian steakhouse culture with bold Texas flavour, it’s sure to hit the spot. Every meal is cooked the gaucho way-over an open flame with natural wood charcoal for that smoky taste. Our recommendations: parmesan-crusted pork loin, garlic
Be our guest
If you are running out of time trying to jam pack in every experience, Walden Galleria offers a Shop & Stay package to cross-border travellers. Working with multiple hotel partners for every budget, you can choose your home away from home at a discounted room rate. As a bonus, you’ll also receive a gift card to Macy’s, a tote bag and a coupon book to help keep that credit card bill low(ish).
Walden Galleria: Buffalo, New York’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination! With over 200 retailers, 12 sit down restaurants, and numerous entertainment options, there’s something for everyone to make the trip worth-while!
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