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Amherst overview

Amherst is a budget-friendly place distinct for its sports and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You're sure to find the coffee and bar options to your liking. Plan a fun excursion to Coca-Cola Field and First Niagara Center. Popular sights like Niagara Falls State Park and Bridal Veil Falls won't disappoint. A family- and business-friendly area, Amherst also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Amherst

With a wide assortment of lodging choices to choose from, Amherst has options to suit everyone's style. There are 176 hotels in the Amherst area and you can shop as many as 73 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 72 2-star hotels with an average price of $49 per night
  • • 78 3-star hotels with an average price of $72 per night
  • • 20 4-star hotels with an average price of $103 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 37603 user reviews of Amherst hotels:
  • • Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst (Amherst)
  • • Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst (Amherst)
  • • Homewood Suites by Hilton Buffalo/Amherst (Amherst)
  • • Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Amherst/University (Amherst)
  • • Candlewood Suites Buffalo - Amherst (Amherst)

How to get to Amherst

Fly in to Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.), 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from downtown Amherst. Niagara Falls, NY (IAG-Niagara Falls Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 10.5 mi (17 km) away.

What to see around Amherst

Fun activities in the area include these attractions:
  • • Northtown Center at Amherst
  • • Niawanda Park
  • • Holiday Twin Rinks
  • • Beaver Island State Park
  • • Burt Flickinger Athletic Center
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Lasertron
  • • Adventure Landing
  • • Buffalo Zoo
  • • Erie Basin Marina Gardens
  • • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
It's well known for its waterfalls and these favorite places for nature lovers:
  • • Glen Falls
  • • Island Park
  • • Delaware Park
  • • Great Baehre Conservation Park
  • • Raymond Klimek Veteran's Park
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Boulevard Mall
  • • Elmwood Village
  • • Walden Galleria Mall
  • • Eastern Hills Mall
  • • Broadway Market
Take in the collegiate vibe with a visit to:
  • • Daemen College
  • • University at Buffalo - South Campus
  • • University At Buffalo - North Campus
  • • St. Mary's School for the Deaf
  • • Medaille College
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • Niagara Falls State Park
  • • Bridal Veil Falls
  • • American Falls
  • • Horseshoe Falls
  • • Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House

When to visit Amherst

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 48°F day, 18°F night
  • • April-June: 79°F day, 31°F night
  • • July-September: 80°F day, 48°F night
  • • October-December: 65°F day, 20°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 8.5 inches
  • • April-June: 10.1 inches
  • • July-September: 10.4 inches
  • • October-December: 11.4 inches