Buffalo is keeping some very good company In some high profile places these days.

About.com included the Queen City on its list of 26 Places to Go in 2016, along with Paris, Iceland, Nepal, Rome, Quebec and Australia's Blue Mountains.

"Cities both iconic (Rome) and overlooked (Buffalo) earn a spot on our list, thanks to a stronger dollar and a rising food scene in the rust belt, while unsung mountain ranges and black sand beaches (on the cheap) provide outdoor escapes."

11 Reasons to Go to Buffalo in 2016 is subtitled Why 2016 is Buffalo's year.

"The past few years have been very kind to Buffalo, a city that has experienced too much heartbreak over the past half-century. But things are changing and 2016 looks to be the Queen City's year."

The elevent reasons listed range from the Darwin Martin House to Buffalo's fine dining scene, from the fabulous festivals to Canalside and the waterfront, and includes the amazing parks.

"For a Rust Belt city, you'd be surprised just how important greenery and park space is to the residents. The park system was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (the same guy who designed New York City's Central Park) and there's been a huge investment in the Outer Harbor and surrounding parks."

The article closes with some pretty interesting links:

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