Nostalgia is “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.” We all feel it. Maybe through a series of joyful old photographs. Maybe through an old song that rekindles a long lost flame. Or something as simple as a toy from your childhood that occupied your time for hours. Whatever it may be, when you stay at one of our hotels in Henrietta, NY, waves of former affection will wash over you like whitewater on a beach.
Begin your day in this upstate locale with a walk from one of our hotels near Henrietta through the woods on the Lehigh Valley Trail. Sugar maples and northern red oaks engulf as you stroll down the small paved path, memories of hide and seek games from childhood file through your memory. During the fall when the leaves change, the trees look like a flickering fire in the breeze as all shades of orange, red, and yellow dance around you in the wind.
Going back to the days of your youth are easy as walking out the doors of Henrietta, NY hotels and making your way to the Strong National Museum of Play in nearby Rochester. As an 8-year old, this place would have been your Shangri-La, but even now many years later, you’ll be in some sort of vicarious heaven. This is the only collection-based museum that is focused on the study of play and who doesn’t like to play?
A mere 69-mile drive west in one of our Henrietta rental cars will bring you to “The City of No Illusions.” Allow your nose to guide you along downtown’s avenues until you find yourself walking through the doors of a low-ceiling sports bar that’s turning out bowl after bowl of spicy chicken wings. After feasting on this hometown delicacy, there’s no better place to relax than at Buffalo hotels.
Remember the joyful days of your youth? They still exist in a small town in Western New York.