We have to be in Buffalo New York for a few days next month. We have never heard any big
things on this city
eexcept it is close to Niagra Falls. Question now is do we stay in Buffalo ( new hotel ? ) or go stay in Niagra Falls.
We prefer full service Marriott hotels , but can look at options. We can drive between the towns, distance
not too far. Any cool things to do in Buffalo ? Thanks insiders For any suggestions !
I highly recommend staying downtown at the Marriott Harbor Center which is new hotel and right on the canal where you will find some really nice restaurants, bars and a great atmosphere. If you happen to be in town when the Sabers are playing you will be right there since this Marriott is attached to the arena. It also is attached to the Harbor Center which has ice skating rings and a one of kind restaurant called 716 which has, I think, the largest TV screen in the US. Just a few blocks away is a real neat area called River Works which you should check out and during your stay. Also within walking distance or take the metro rail (free above ground) to Chippewa street where you will find some really great nightlife and restaurants.
It will be a little bit of a drive from downtown Buffalo to Niagara Falls but you will enjoy this hotel and the Falls is not that far and of course, worth the drive to spend a day or two on both the American and Canadian side. There are no good Marriott''s on the American side of the Falls. If you wanted to stay in Canada, there are two great Marriott's on the Canadian side that are right on the Falls and your room will overlook the Falls. This is also a great one of kind experience and there are a lot of things to do on the Canadian side but if you are coming to Buffalo, stay at the Marriott Harbor Center. The rooms are fantastic, modern and new and you will like walking around the canal side. During the summer months they have concerts in the Canal side park but since your trip is next month, there will not be any concerts but still plenty of activities around the canal side area.
Also, depending on time, Buffalo has some great historical sites and buildings to see including some Darwin Martin structures.