Buffalo February 10, 2017
The Most Criminally Overlooked Town Near Buffalo And Why You Need To Visit
If you’re looking for a day trip and love small town charm, this post is for you! Nestled between Buffalo and Rochester lies Medina, a picturesque town that close to 6,000 people call home.
Medina, NY is a quick 60 minute drive away from Buffalo. Hop on the 90 East and get ready to enjoy this unforgettable small town that somehow seems to be overlooked by Western New Yorkers.
The town of Medina was established as a stopping point of the Erie Canal after several workers began building homes along the canal's bend. The Erie Canal and railroad eventually turned Medina into one of the premiere manufacturing communities during The Gilded Age.
Medina's small stature is made up for in its grand architecture, with five buildings included on the National List of Historic Places: the town Post Office, Medina Armory, and Main Street Historic District just to name a few.
One of New York's largest Railroad and Toy Museums also calls Medina home, where families flock for summer train rides on the town's very own Thomas the Train Engine.
A trip to Medina doesn't only have to be a day. Opt to stay the night at the town's up-and-coming boutique hotel, the Hart House Hotel, which is centrally located close to several shopping, entertainment, and dining options.
Medina truly has something for everyone. Start your day with a relaxing coffee date at The Shirt Factory Cafe.
Grab a drink or meal at Mariachi De Oro, an authentic Mexican restaurant.
Get gussied up a bit for an impressive date night at Zambistro.
And end your evening sipping homemade Mead from 810 Meadworks.
Whatever you choose to do during your visit to Medina, be sure to tell your friends! A local gem like this deserves to be discovered, wouldn’t you agree?