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A day trip to Buffalo is just what you need.

In Buffalo, we recommend savoring summers. If you’re looking to take in what Buffalo has to offer, you do it with a warm breeze and under a blue sky. So how do you experience the best of Buffalo in a COVID-19 aware city? Easy… get outside. Social distancing is simpler if you plan your day around outdoor activities and wide-open spaces. Luckily, with so many great outdoor options, a day trip to Buffalo may be the reprieve that you need. Grab your mask, pack up the car, and enjoy your roadmap to a late summer getaway to the City of Good Neighbors.

 Two people on a yellow blanket having a picnic.
Photo Credit: easeforeyes photography

With so many restaurants now offering new or expanded take out menus, a good meal can happen anywhere you want it to happen. With carefully selected cheeses and meats, chicken liver pate, marcona almonds, house-made hummus and flatbread, raw local honey, and more, the classic picnic has received a makeover at 100 Acres. With the ability to take the best ingredient of the season anywhere, you can make any commonplace an instant and elevated culinary experience. Preorder and pick up your picnic box and grab a spot on the South Lawn Park. Located steps away from Hotel Henry, the South Lawn Park’s Frederick Law Olmsted designed grounds will check all the boxes for the perfect picnic spot.

Three zookeepers wearing face masks hold turtle in zoom enclosure.
Photo Credit: The Buffalo Zoo

Set right in Delaware Park in the heart of North Buffalo, the Buffalo Zoo has long been a summer staple. A day at the zoo is a day spent with your favorite animals, and we aren’t going to say no to that. With ample outdoor space and wide walkways, a trip to the third oldest zoo in America will give you a sense of exploration without the worry of breaking social distancing. While the majority of their exhibits are open, make sure you pay close attention to any posted signage as many of the pathways have changed. You can find the Buffalo Zoo’s enhanced health and safety measures on their website. Make sure you take time before you arrive to ensure a safe experience. Advance ticket purchase and reservations are a requirement at this time.

Two actors stand facing a large bonfire.
Photo Credit: Michael Thomas

If there is any lesson wrapped up in the 2020 experience, it’s that we will find a way to move forward. As the first in-person, post-quarantine, live theatrical experience, Torn Space’s SILENCE has done just that, found a way to make theatre possible. Building off of the success of previous performances at Silo City, Torn Space’s outdoor performance will offer theatergoers a chance to reflect on the turbulent times that we are living through. Take note that all proper safety protocols are in play, social distances, required mask, and limited seating. The first two weekends sold out, which means that you will need to act fast to purchase a ticket. Read more details on how Torn Space is keeping their cast, crew, and attendees safe.

While we are excited to see so many local organizations creating new pandemic-aware experiences we understand that you may still have safety concerns. As a team we are committed to your wellness and safety during your travels with us. In support of these efforts, our dedicated team has modified elements of our experience to comply with local and national requirements and guidelines on how to minimize risk to stay healthy as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also asking for active participation from you, our valued guests, to support the wellbeing of our staff, our community, and your fellow guests. Whether your day trip takes you to the zoo or to thought-provoking live art we hope that you’ll take the time to mask up and be extra safe.

Forget endlessly searching third-party prices for the lowest rate. Locally-owned and independently-operated, Hotel Henry guarantees the lowest price when you book direct online. Click here to book a late summer getaway direct on our website!

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