Destination: Buffalo

1215826
population

4900 - 4900 ft
altitude

9° f - 85° f
temperature

About Buffalo

Smart Stats:

Number of Meetings Hotels: 100
Total Hotel Rooms: 20,000
Number of Special Events Venues: 50
Local Convention Centers: Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Local Airports: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
Local CVB: Visit Buffalo Niagara

Smart Snapshot:

The Erie Canal, a 363-mile waterway, begins in Albany on the Hudson River and reaches its western terminus at Lake Erie in Buffalo, the second-largest city in the state. The canal was an engineering marvel and a boom to commerce when constructed, but today you’re more likely to see recreational watercraft than commercial traffic on its route.

Best known for thundering Niagara Falls, the natural wonder does not disappoint. The falls are accessible by car, with gorgeous vistas and opportunities to hike up to where the falls drop off.  However, Buffalo boasts more than the impressive waterworks; it’s also the home of the Grammy-award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Although mostly renowned for its natural attractions, Buffalo also has some very impressive man-made attractions as well. There is a slew of world-famous architecture in town, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s prairie style Darwin D Martin House Complex, Louis Sullivan’s intricate Guaranty Building, H.H. Richardson’s expansive-yet-elegant Buffalo State Hospital and Eliel and Eero Saarinen’s Kleinhans Music Hall with sweeping lines that mirror the fluidity of the music from within.

Buffalo is an understated destination with many unexpected attractions. Come for your meeting, but make sure to take time to tap into the culture and natural wonders that abound.

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