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Buffalo, NY
Travel Guide

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s “opus,” the cemetery where Millard Fillmore is buried and the house where Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated.

While New York City is New York State’s world city, Buffalo is its American city. Explore this location of landmark historical events, classic American architecture and popular natural sites.

The cityscape of Buffalo is like a museum of modern American architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, which he deemed “the opus,” is in the northern part of the city. Reserve a guided tour of the house to learn about Wright’s design, including the famous stained-glass window called the Tree of Life. Another Buffalo architectural classic is Louis Sullivan’s early skyscraper, the Guaranty Building, featuring ornate terra-cotta molding.

Buffalo’s park system is the work of another famous designer, Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Manhattan’s Central Park. Walk along the interconnected network of green space to reach the massive 350-acre (142-hectare) Delaware Park. Take a boat out on Hoyt Lake or ride in a horse-drawn carriage on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The southern end of the park has the 269-acre (109-hectare) Forest Lawn Cemetery, where former U.S. President Millard Fillmore is buried.

With Buffalo’s rich history, its museums are accordingly world-class. The Wilcox Mansion, the lavish home of a Buffalo lawyer, is the spot where Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as president in 1901. Today, see the house’s preserved rooms and exhibitions on Roosevelt’s presidency. Take the kids to the Buffalo Museum of Science, which features over 700,000 objects presented in a colorful and engaging setting.

Niagara Falls, one of the most famous natural attractions in the U.S., lies just a half-hour drive north of Buffalo on the New York-Canada border. Experience the massive falls, with a walk through the Cave of the Winds just next to the falls, a ride on the famous Maid of the Mist along the bottom or a hike along trails in the 400-acre (162-hectare) park.

Reach Buffalo through its international airport or by making the 6-hour drive from New York City. Expand your experience of New York State outside of Manhattan in historic Buffalo.

Where to stay in Buffalo

Top Hotels in Buffalo

Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst
Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst
3 out of 5
1290 Sweethome Rd, Amherst, NY
The price is ¥9,190 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Boulevard Mall and University At Buffalo - North Campus. Lasertron and University At Buffalo ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,139 reviews)

"The colors was sooo pretty the room was beautiful"…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst
Garden Place Hotel
Garden Place Hotel
3.5 out of 5
6615 Transit Road, Bowmansville, NY
The price is ¥6,083 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Patriots and Heroes Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Eastern Hills Mall and Diamond Hawk Golf Course. ...

4/5Very Good! (1,043 reviews)

"We liked the room & the hotel staff was very helpful"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

Garden Place Hotel
Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
3 out of 5
5020 Main Street, Amherst, NY
The price is ¥8,950 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Daemen College and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from University at Buffalo - South Campus. Glen Falls and Grover ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)

"Hotel was beautiful and very cleaned. Front desk staff were great! Only issue I had was with the breakfast attendants, I think they were rude and not friendly at all. They just stood standing around and didn’t greet people nor offer any assistance. I also have one suggestion, on the website it should ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Buffalo

Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst
Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst
3 out of 5
1290 Sweethome Rd, Amherst, NY
The price is ¥9,190 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Boulevard Mall and University At Buffalo - North Campus. Lasertron and University At Buffalo ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,139 reviews)

"The colors was sooo pretty the room was beautiful"…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst
Staybridge Suites West Seneca
Staybridge Suites West Seneca
3 out of 5
164 Slade Avenue, West Seneca, NY
The price is ¥8,998 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

Situated in West Seneca, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Cazenovia Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Our Lady of Victory Basilica and Southgate Plaza. Buffalo ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (555 reviews)

"Hotel staff were nice and accommodating. No issues with this hotel."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

Staybridge Suites West Seneca
Whimsical Yurt near Niagara Falls and Buffalo
Whimsical Yurt near Niagara Falls and Buffalo
Tonawanda, NY

Situated in Tonawanda, this cottage is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Niawanda Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Boulevard Mall and UB Anderson Gallery. University At Buffalo ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Fun digs, great location

"This is a very unique stand alone custom wooden Yurt with everything you would find in a studio apartment. The owner's communication is excellent and directions are clear. The location is near two riverside restaurants and a park that runs along the river with walking and biking paths. A great option ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

Whimsical Yurt near Niagara Falls and Buffalo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Buffalo

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4/5 - Good

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Jun 3, 2020

Nothing else

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

Been there lots of time. Not much to do this time due to the pandemic

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 13, 2020

My family live there so it always pleasant

5/5 - Excellent

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May 1, 2020

These hotels are wonderful! definitely quiet, but cheap and modern! ALWAYS CLEAN!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

No pathing downtown sucks, wake up to a ticker every time

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

We love the area, tons of things to do.

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