Architectural Digest Names Buffalo Best Place to Travel in 2023

By Visit Buffalo Niagara

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Rendering courtesy of Buffalo AKG Art Museum

The year ahead promises to be a blockbuster for Buffalo! Our decade-long transformation will culminate this year with the completion of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum’s incredible 30,000 square foot expansion and sees the continued evolution and adaptive reuse of our architecture, expansion of our thriving arts scene, and addition of new parks, hotels and restaurants.

That’s why it’s even more thrilling to see Buffalo make the list of Architectural Digest’s 23 Places to Travel in 2023. Among the likes of destinations across the world, in countries like Denmark, Italy, Japan, Australia, and even the continent of Antarctica, our ever-evolving city rises to make this global must-see list.

The Martin House / Photo by Noah Kalina courtesy of the Martin House

“Buffalo has long been an under-the-radar pilgrimage site for architecture buffs. The city’s industrial heyday yielded some of the most superlative American buildings of the early 20th century, among them Louis Sullivan’s tile-clad Guaranty building and Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Martin House—a paradigm of his Prairie style, now restored to its original glory (and joined by an ethereal visitor center by AD100 maestro Toshiko Mori). It was here that Frederick Law Olmsted weaved his network of parks in the 19th century; here that Eero and Eliel Saarinen unveiled their sublime Kleinhans Music Hall in 1940; and here that Gordon Bunshaft added his modernist auditorium to what is now the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in 1962. That venerable institution will build upon Buffalo’s rich architectural legacy next spring, when it unveils a spectacular new wing—among other ingenious improvements—by OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu. Buffalo, soon more than ever, will warrant a weekend visit,” Architectural Digest explains.

Don’t miss out on everything in store for our city and region. We’re looking forward to seeing you again soon in Buffalo!

To read the entire Architectural Digest list, visit: AD’s 23 Places to Travel in 2023

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