Area Attractions

Discover an array of attractions and things to do in and around downtown Buffalo, home to some of the most historic sites in Western New York. Walk to Broadway shows and concerts at Shea’s Performing Arts Center and Tralf Music Hall or checkout the legendary Canalside on the waterfront. The best of Buffalo is moments from our downtown hotel.

Hyatt Regency Buffalo / Hotel and Conference Center

Two Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, New York, United States, 14202

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Outdoor Attractions

Aerial view of Buffalo, NY
Aerial view of Niagara Falls
Erie Canal in Buffalo, NY

Niagara Falls

Admire the inspiring nature at Niagara Falls State Park with the legendary Niagara Falls waterfall and Cave of the Winds, hiking tails, and more. Hop on the Niagara Falls Scenic Trolley that follows a three mile loop, making a total of six stops.

Buffalo Zoo

Get interactive and learn about more than 320 different plant species and a wide range of exotic animals at the 23.5 acre Buffalo Zoo. With more than 140 years in business, this historic facility is the third oldest zoo in the country.

Darien Lake

Spend a family-friendly day at the Darien Lake, formerly known as Six Flags Darien Lake, which features over 100 rides, shows and attractions including six roller coasters, thrilling amusement rides, and a 20,000 seat outdoor concert venue.

Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

Five blocks from our downtown Buffalo hotel, climb aboard one of the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal cruise ships. Travel through locks on the Erie Canal during a cruise. Hang out by the balcony as the vessel is raised through the locks.

Buffalo's Past

Amherst Museum

Travel back in time and take a glimpse into life on the Niagara frontier in the 1800s. This museum celebrates local history with displays including costumes, agricultural equipment, antique radios and more. Step into a historic home for a tour.

Buffalo & Erie Historical Society

See how local residents contributed to the development of Buffalo at this historic museum. Check out various lecture series, stunning inventions created by artisans local to the area, and take a look at the 1901 Pan American Exposition hall.

Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park

Climb aboard a World War II submarine and examine war memorabilia. Located on the city's waterfront, this park represents each branch of the Armed Forces. Take a look at the other war vehicles which include a tank and several war planes.

Buffalo Transportation / Pierce-Arrow Museum

Learn about the automobiles made in this region at the Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum. Learn about the famed muscle cars of the 1960s. Discover the role women played in this traditionally male-dominated field.

Sports

KeyBank Center

Watch your favorite hockey team play or attend concerts at this multi-purpose arena, located just over a mile from the hotel on the Buffalo waterfront. The center hosts everything from family events to college tournaments and international tours.

Highmark Stadium

Cheer on your favorite football team at Highmark Stadium, located just 20 minutes from our hotel in neighboring Orchard Park. Get to the stadium early on game days for tailgating and activities on Abbott Road or visit during the offseason for tours.

Holiday Twin Rinks

Find year-round sports and fun entertainment at this hockey rink and ice skating destination that is also home to hockey tournaments in Upstate New York. Join a league, learn how to ice skate, or pick up hockey gear at the pro shop.

Buffalo Sites

Canalside

Check out the Canalside, the heart of Buffalo’s waterfront district located five minutes from our hotel on the Erie Canal Harbor for year-round entertainment including public art, shopping, dining, bars, and a naval and military museum.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex

Visit this museum and historic landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Take one of several expert-led tours of the six-house campus, including an all-glass building, a conservatory, and a pergola – all restored to their original splendor.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Admire collections at this museum of contemporary art, located in Delaware Park, to see works by some of the greatest modern artists, including Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol, plus outdoor sculptures and public art installations.

Natural Wonders

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Step into the verdant foliage in Garden Under Glass, with three vast gardens designed by world-renowned landscape architect Frederick law. Gardens also include a Rainforest with a Koi pond, an herb garden, and a palm dome.

Cazenovia Park

People watch in this 186-acre park, created in 1893. Set up a folding chair and be a spectator at a soccer game. Set up an intimate picnic by the creek, admire the the water fountains, or brush up on your basketball skills on the basketball court.

Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center

Have a family-friendly day on 29 acres of nature and woodlands at the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center. Check out one of the center's special events like the Fire & Ice Show. Mingle with the talent at a juried art show.

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens & Butterfly Conservatory

Stroll through more than 99 acres of beautifully-appointed gardens. There are more than 2,400 roses in the botanical garden. Learn about over 2,000 butterflies in the Butterfly Conservatory. Check out Lana's English Cottage.

Entertainment

Tralf Music Hall

Walk five minutes to this local-favorite venue for rock bands, comedy acts, and sets from world-renowned musicians in an intimate setting. This venue features up-and-coming artists, tribute bands, an eclectic stage, and a full bar with light bites.

Buffalo RiverWorks

A year-round entertainment destination on the waterfront and a ten minute drive from the hotel, this complex is your home for ice skating, ziplining, and rock climbing in Buffalo. Enjoy dining, brewery tours, escape room outings, and special events.

Shea’s Performing Arts Center

See Broadway shows, plays, and independent productions at this downtown Buffalo theater house located a five minute walk from the hotel. Catch a performance at one of three theaters with a full calendar of shows, including family-friendly matinees.

Larkin Square

Head to Buffalo’s unique warehouse district for dining and fun at this whimsical community gathering spot. A ten minute drive from the hotel, Larkin Square features food trucks, free events, like fitness classes and pickleball, and a beer garden.
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