Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, New York, United States of America
Few cultural institutions are as massively influential as the musical theater of New York City’s Broadway. What some might not know, however, is that touring Broadway outfits regularly perform in upstate New York at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo. A theater with a history tracing back to the roaring ‘20s, Shea’s Performing Arts Center is unique in the city not only for its longevity but also for its theater organs, a musical instrument originally installed to accompany silent films and which is still operational to this day.
New York State, of course, is hardly lacking for other cultural attractions and sights to see. Thankfully, the Cultural Education Center is near many accommodations for every sort of visitor, including hotels in the nearby cities of Kenmore and Lancaster. The Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown offers great hospitality within walking distance of the Center. Of course, some tourists are unlikely to opt for a regular hotel stay; for an alternative with lots of character and brownstone charm, The Morgan State House is a great option, providing a stay akin to the artistic communes of the past. Finally, the Hyatt Regency Buffalo/Hotel and Conference Center offers luxurious rooms in the heart of downtown, making it an ideal base for exploring the rest of the city. For another example of impressive architecture, visitors should make sure to visit the New York State Capitol Building. The Henry Hudson Planetarium, meanwhile, is a perfect side trip for families with small children interested in learning more about the stars and the sky. Finally, a trip to the Buffalo Lighthouse is a great opportunity for a picturesque souvenir photo.