Lonely Planet names Buffalo one of the world’s best value destinations for travel in 2020
Buffalo, New York has today been named one of the world’s best value destinations for travelers in 2020 by world-leading travel authority Lonely Planet. The city receives the accolade in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020, the highly anticipated annual collection of the best travel destinations, trends, journeys and experiences to have in the year ahead.
For US travelers wishing to stay closer to home next year, all eyes are on Buffalo, which races into the list of best-value destinations at number four. “Rather than consider cost alone, we asked our travel community to nominate cities, countries and regions that offer the greatest value,” says Evan Godt, Lonely Planet’s Director of Content Operations. “While some of these destinations may be expensive to visit, travelers’ money will go farther there compared to similar destinations, or than it may have in previous years.”
Buffalo’s resurgence is primed for 2020. Plan a visit now to take advantage of a fabulous, fast-growing hotel and restaurant scene. The city’s super-interactive Children’s Museum will have recently opened, and the restored Frank Lloyd Wright houses of Graycliff and the Martin House are another highlight. Visitors can explore the city’s culinary scene at EXPO Market, a modern food hall, or take a tasting flight at Resurgence Brewing Company, a craft brewery in a former engine factory. Niagara Falls’ tumbling water is half an hour away by bus and makes a great day trip, with the added bonus of keeping you in Buffalo’s more characterful accommodation choices.
Best in Travel 2020 is Lonely Planet’s 15th annual collection of the world’s hottest destinations and journeys for the year ahead. This edition places particular emphasis on the best sustainable travel experiences for 2020 — ensuring travelers will have a positive impact wherever they choose to go.
Top 10 Best Value
1. East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
2. Budapest, Hungary
3. Madhya Pradesh, India
4. Buffalo, USA
8. Cape Winelands, South Africa
9. Athens, Greece
10. Zanzibar, Tanzania