Buffalo Named America’s Friendliest City

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BUFFALO, NY— Travel + Leisure magazine readers have once again named Buffalo one of their favorite cities in the United States.

The Queen City  earned high marks in Travel +Leisure’s annual ranking of America’s Favorite Places, including topping all other destinations as the friendliest city, as well as the second most underrated city and  the third best destination for food, nearby skiing amenities and overall favorite.

This is the second year the Queen City has ranked highly in Travel + Leisure’s annual survey, which asks all its readers to rank U.S. destinations in a variety of categories. Last year, T+L readers named Buffalo America’s Favorite City.

Each year, Visit Buffalo Niagara mobilized its passionate fan base on social media to get out the vote for Buffalo. VBN has nearly 84,000 fans on Facebook and 25,000 Twitter followers.

“Friendliness and hospitality go hand in hand and can really make a difference in how a place is perceived. It’s wonderful that the rest of the country is getting to know Buffalo as the ‘City of Good Neighbors,’” Visit Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Patrick Kaler said. “Survey results like these put Buffalo on the map of potential travelers. It speaks volumes of our city that we repeatedly beat out much larger destinations in a number of categories, and we’re grateful to all of our fans and followers who took the time to cast a vote for their favorite city.”

List of 2017 rankings:

Favorite Cities Overall: http://www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-places/cities#buffalo-new-york

Friendliest Cities: http://www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-places/friendliest-cities#buffalo

Best Food Cities: http://www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-places/americas-favorite-places-food#downtown-buffalo-new-york-food-city

Most Underrated Cities: http://www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-places-spotlight/most-underrated-cities#buffalo

Favorite Cities for a Ski Trip: http://www.travelandleisure.com/americas-favorite-places-spotlight/americas-favorite-ski-destinations#buffalo-new-york-ski

Visit Buffalo Niagara sells and markets our assets and attractions to visitors outside of the Buffalo Niagara region as a convention, tourism and leisure destination for the economic benefit of the community.