Many people across Western New York found themselves with a lot of extra time on their hands yesterday afternoon when Facebook and Instagram were down to server issues.

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So instead of spending hours looking on their phones or on the computer, people had to go out and do things. The good news is that here in Western New York there are always plenty of things to do on any given day.

So the next time Facebook, Instagram, or any social media platform goes down, you can be ready to keep yourself entertained with a list of cool things to do.

From heading out to shop at a real brick and mortar store at the Galleria to check out one of the many hiking trails in Western New York, next time you can't log in, you will be able to log out and do some incredible things right here in your own backyard.

Plus you won't have to snap your friends, you can actually hang out with them in real-time and make real memories.

So even if Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter are working properly, you can still put down the phone or turn off the computer and head out and enjoy everything that Buffalo and Western New York have to offer.

Plus there is something for everyone, from shopping to eating to hanging out outdoors you will find something on this list to keep you entertained and occupied.

Check out 12 things that you can do right here in Western New York next time Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter goes down.

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