Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Amherst

The waterfalls and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Amherst. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the university setting, shopping and restaurants. Niagara Falls State Park and Bridal Veil Falls are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Amherst

Are you hoping to find things to do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Amherst a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Buffalo Zoo (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Aquarium of Niagara (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Lasertron (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Grover Cleveland Golf Course (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Adventure Landing (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Amherst Audubon Golf Course (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the waterfalls and other natural features in Amherst

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Amherst is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Niagara Falls State Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Bridal Veil Falls (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • American Falls (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Horseshoe Falls (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Amherst

Fly into Buffalo, NY (BUF-Buffalo Niagara Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Niagara Falls, NY (IAG-Niagara Falls Intl.), which is 10.5 mi (17 km) away.

Where to stay around Amherst?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 103 vacation rentals near Amherst. From 50 Houses to 41 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Amherst for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Amherst?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Amherst:

  • Downtown: 17 vacation rentals
  • Historic Old Town: 133 vacation rentals
  • Lakeview: 20 vacation rentals
  • Elmwood Village: 17 vacation rentals
  • Allentown: 25 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Amherst?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Amherst. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University At Buffalo - North Campus: 175 vacation rentals
  • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village: 194 vacation rentals
  • University At Buffalo Center for the Arts: 175 vacation rentals
  • Boulevard Mall: 176 vacation rentals
  • Lasertron: 176 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Amherst listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Amherst?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 50 Houses in Amherst. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Amherst include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 41 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Amherst?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Amherst. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.