The actress Vera Farmiga once quipped, “I have tender, romantic associations with upstate New York,” and when you make an escape to the village of East Aurora, you’ll feel the same way. With no shortage of lush woodlands to walk about and maple trees that give off the faintest scent fresh syrup, your soul will swoon. And let us not forget about the whimsical downtown district that makes you feel like you’re in a 1950s postcard. With Travelocity’s hotels in East Aurora, NY you’ll have the perfect place to lay your head at night after a day Upstate.
This little western New York hamlet may be small in size, but not in fun things to do. Go back in time with a visit to the Fillmore House, the former residence of our 13th President Millard Fillmore. The renovated homestead with period furnishings makes it seem like Mr. Fillmore is going to walk in any minute and relax in his reading nook, warming himself with a glass of bourbon.
That sense of walking through a perfect 1950s small town in America will come full circle when you leave the East Aurora hotels and meander down Main Street into Vidler’s 5 & 10. A department store that’s been standing since 1930 and looks like something your parents went to for a candy bar and bottle of coke.
If the magnetism of the big city is too strong to ignore, slip in one of our East Aurora rental cars and make the 19-mile jaunt north to Buffalo hotels. From the spicy chicken wings that were invented and still served at the Anchor Bar to the dedicated Bills fans at Ralph Wilson stadium, your getaway to “The City of Good Neighbors” will be anything but forgettable. And when the city life loses its luster, the hotels near East Aurora, NY are never far away. Open your heart and let the affection for your newfound home away from home show.