Washington Post Names Buffalo Top Spot for Budget Travelers

When traveling to Buffalo you’ll get the variety of fun, food, rich history and unexpected entertainment of the big city, but with the charm and friendliness of a small town. With that you also get to enjoy Buffalo’s diverse, one-of-a-kind events and attractions at a fraction of the price.

Joining the likes of destinations in Colorado, Florida, Maine, Arizona and California, the Washington Post recently assembled a list of “Six U.S. budget vacation destinations” – and Buffalo is first on the list.

“This former punchline in Upstate New York is enjoying a millennial-driven renaissance, with hip, affordable restaurants and bars materializing in converted turn-of-the-century buildings, especially in the Waterfront district,” John Briley writes for the Washington Post.

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And while the cost of entry to our best offerings might be low (or free!), the quality of what Buffalo has for you to experience is hard to beat. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery displays one of the world’s, yes the world’s, best collections of art. Some of the most respected architects used Buffalo as the foundation for some of their greatest works (see Sullivan’s Guaranty Building, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex and the Richardson Olmsted Campus, designed by HH Richardson). Oh yeah, Frederick Law Olmsted, of NYC’s Central Park fame, designed the city’s park system, too. But it doesn’t stop there! Canalside hosts over a thousand free or low-cost events on the waterfront all year long. And several James Beard award-nominated chefs have taken root in the Queen City, opening revered, reasonably priced restaurants.

But Buffalo can’t just be talked about; it needs to be experienced. Come visit the Unexpected Buffalo yourself!

You can read the entire Washington Post article here: Washington Post – “Six U.S. budget vacation destinations”