Niagara Falls - Western New York, NY

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A world-famous waterfall together with wild state parks and bustling city streets combine to make this New York region a rewarding destination for a vacation.

The Niagara Falls and Western New York region is an incredible place to explore the state’s wilderness without having to venture too far from the big city. Take a boat under one of the world’s most famous waterfalls, visit vineyards and sleepy towns, and watch a football game in a local stadium.

The mighty Niagara Falls serve as a reminder of the sheer power of Mother Nature. Hundreds of thousands of gallons of water flow through the waterfall every second in the summer months. There are a few different ways to experience the falls: embark on a Maid of the Mist boat tour, fly above them by helicopter or try a Cave of the Winds tour, during which you trek through the Niagara Gorge.

The closest big city to the falls is the museum and restaurant-packed Buffalo. Visit Darwin Martin House, a prairie house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, marvel at beautiful canvases in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and have lunch at Broadway Market. Time your visit for June or August and join enchanting garden tours as part of the National Buffalo Garden Festival.

Get back to nature at Allegany State Park. Kayak on shimmering lakes, hike through dense woods and camp on hilltops overlooking lush green foliage. Go whitewater rafting in Letchworth State Park and, for a once-in-a-life-time thrill, take a hot-air balloon ride over dramatic cliffs.

The area around Chautauqua Lake is peppered with charming rural communities and fishing spots teeming with potential catches. Learn about the history of the Chautauqua Institution, visited by many U.S. presidents, including Gerald Ford and Ulysses S. Grant.

High season runs from May to September and most of the hotels, shops and restaurants in the area remain open during this period. Summers are warm and comfortable, though if it does get hot, just head to Niagara Falls to let the mist cool you down.

For a different perspective on Niagara Falls and Western New York, visit in the winter so you can zoom down the slopes at Holiday Valley Ski Resort and admire glittering snow-covered trees.

Where to stay in Niagara Falls - Western New York

Sheraton Niagara Falls
Sheraton Niagara Falls
4 out of 5
300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is $99 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Observation Tower. Niagara Falls State Park and ...
3.8/5Good! (1,766 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Sheraton Niagara Falls
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is $125 per night from Oct 12 to Oct 12
Located in Downtown Niagara Falls, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Rainbow Bridge. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,767 reviews)
"Rooms were excellent"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Comfort Inn & Suites Niagara Falls Blvd USA
Comfort Inn & Suites Niagara Falls Blvd USA
2.5 out of 5
6115 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY
The price is $99 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Niagara Falls, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, and Niagara Falls State Park. Cave ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (638 reviews)
"Beautiful buildings, friendly staff!"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Comfort Inn & Suites Niagara Falls Blvd USA
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.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Williamsville Buffalo Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton Williamsville Buffalo Airport
3 out of 5
48 Freeman Road Building A, Williamsville, NY
The price is $110 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Eastern Hills Mall and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Samuel’s Grande Manor. Island Park and Glen Falls ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (326 reviews)
"Very nice stay, although breakfast was pretty average (maybe due to covid regulations they were unable to serve hot fresh food). Pictures accurately represent."

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Williamsville Buffalo Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton Amherst Buffalo
Home2 Suites by Hilton Amherst Buffalo
3 out of 5
3820 Ridge Lea Rd, Amherst, NY
The price is $118 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Situated in a shopping district, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Boulevard Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of University At Buffalo - North Campus and Northtown ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (575 reviews)
"Great property. Centrally located. Highly recommend"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Amherst Buffalo
Homewood Suites by Hilton Buffalo Airport
Homewood Suites by Hilton Buffalo Airport
3 out of 5
760 Dick Rd, Buffalo, NY
The price is $127 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Diamond Hawk Golf Course, Walden Galleria Mall, and Holiday Twin Rinks. Eastern Hills Mall ...
4.4/5Excellent! (728 reviews)
"Stayed here before. Very clean."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Buffalo Airport
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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