Clarion Hotel Buffalo Airport
6700 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: (716) 634-7500
Fax: (716) 634-7502
6700 Transit Road , Williamsville, NY, US, 14221
- Phone: (716) 634-7500
- Fax: (716) 634-7502
Neglected after the Martin family left the area, this historic building, one of a half-dozen built by Frank Lloyd Wright in and around Buffalo, has undergone intensive restoration. Located near Delaware Park, the building is a good example of Wright's Prairie Style. Other structures on the complex include the Barton House, with original interior wood and art glass, a covered walkway connecting the main house with the conservatory, and a gardener's cottage.
When this railway terminal was built in 1929 west of Buffalo's Lovejoy Neighborhood, the Great Depression was about to hit. Despite its art deco majesty, the station never caught on with travelers. It began a slow decline, halted temporarily only by the World War II business boom. The Central Terminal Restoration Corporation took it over in 1997, and the station is re-discovering its splendor, symbolized by the re-lighting of its 9-foot diameter clocks. A photographic history of the station can be found at the Iron Island Museum.
The jewel of Buffalo's park system, this public space was one of six designed by famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 19th century. Its 365 acres include one of Buffalo's three public golf courses (Delaware Park Golf Course), plus tennis courts, baseball diamonds, the Buffalo Zoological Gardens and it hosts the popular Shakespeare in the Park Festival every summer. The Rose Garden makes a perfect setting for a romantic walk when Spring arrives and in the winter, bring your skis and do some cross-country skiing over the demarcated trails.
Centered on Hertel Avenue and running between Main and Elmwood with the Kenmore village line to the north, this neighborhood is a mix of residential areas and the Hertel Avenue business strip. This one-mile stretch includes everything from cafes to antique shops, unusual gift boutiques and ethnic restaurants such as Ristorante Lombardo. The avenue is also home ground for the annual Western New York Italian Heritage and Food Festival, a street party extravaganza that attracts more than one million revelers in July. The neighborhood features the North Park Theatre, Buffalo's best-known cinema for independent films.
Located on a beautiful, mature campus at the edge of the Elmwood Avenue Strip, this unit of the State University of New York (SUNY) system has made it its mission to ensure the best in public higher education while at the same time offering classic surroundings in which to study. It is home to the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, as well as the Buffalo State College Performing Arts Center—both in the architecturally-stunning Rockwell Hall.
Part of a network of yoga schools across North America, this institute offers a combination of structured weekend workshops and seminars, and private daily retreats for those looking to increase their self-awareness through meditation. Located in the ritzy Delaware Park area of Buffalo, the institute caters to beginners and those who need a refresher course.Guests are housed in simple rooms with communal showers, although some rooms with private baths are available. Rates vary depending on length of stay.
Situated within an historic and expanding downtown synagogue, this world-famous museum houses over 1,000 Judaic artifacts dating back to the 10th century. These include rare ceremonial garb, medallions, textiles, folk art and books donated by members of the congregation and friends. Of special interest are paintings by well-known artists Marc Chagall, Ben Shahn and Ludwig Wolpert. There are also Holocaust remembrances and a permanent exhibition called American Jews: A Saga of Three Centuries. Everyone is welcome.
This beautiful 18,025 seat facility has been the home of Buffalo Bisons baseball since 1987, and it is the Triple-A affiliate of MLB's Toronto Blue Jays. The stadium has intimate seating and there are also group facilities available, as well as Pettibone's Grille for dinner while you enjoy the game or lunch year-round. Also available whether or not there's a game is the Bison's official team shop, it features a variety of souvenir gifts, t-shirts, jerseys, etc.
In the midst of the Buffalo Theater District, this impressively-styled building gets its name from the Washington Street Market which operated in the area for the first half of the 20th century. A type of mini-mall popular in Europe in the late 19th century, the arcade went bankrupt in 1979 and was acquired by the city. After extensive renovations which have left the facade and doorway untouched, the market houses several businesses, cafes, and the Buffalo Visitors' Center. Nearby attractions include Shea's Performing Arts Center, and the Irish Classical Theatre Company.
What was recently a notorious red light zone in Buffalo's downtown has been transformed into one of the hottest night-time districts in the nation. Stretching west from Main Street on Chippewa all the way to Elmwood Avenue, the area features every type of bar and night club imaginable-from the live jazz of the Calumet Arts Club to the latin rhythms of La Luna. Just around the corner is the Theater District, featuring performing arts spaces such as Shea's, and the Irish Classical Theatre Company.
Designed by father-and-son architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen in the 1930s, this music hall is internationally recognized as having perfect acoustic pitch. The estate of Edward and Mary Kleinhans provided the impetus and the funds necessary to build the home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places and now also houses the Buffalo Chamber Music Society alongside the QRS Concert Series. Kleinhans also hosts a variety of events, from concerts to commencement ceremonies for local schools, check website for complete calendar.
Taking up some 400,000 square feet, this central public library in the downtown Lafayette Square area serves as the headquarters for the entire 53-outlet Buffalo and Erie County library system. Built in 1964, the librart houses over two million books, a 324-seat auditorium for lectures and presentations and a photographic collection with more than 200,000 pictures in 600 different subject areas. Rare book aficionados can visit the Mark Twain Room, with its original Adventures of Huckleberry Finn manuscript. There is also a 600-volume collection of anti-slavery books.