Buffalo has turned up on yet another list of best places to visit.
In Best Budget Destinations in America 2018, Part I: The Northeast, Budget Travel lists the NOMA neighborhood of Washington, DC; Norwalk, CT; Portsmouth, NH; Bangor, ME; Burlington, VT; Pittsburgh, PA; Dover, DE; Berlin, MD; Stockbridge, MA; Westerly, RI; Newark, NJ; AND Buffalo, NY.
Here's what the Budget Travel editors have to say about our fair city:
If you’re looking for an urban getaway where you can also canoe and waterski without traveling too far from your hotel, Buffalo is the spot. The long industrial town, which sits about 20 miles from Niagara Falls, has undergone a serious makeover in the past few years, renovating homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and converting old historic properties into hotels and more. Plus Canalside, once a tapestry of parking lots along the Erie Canal, saw over $300 million in development and now stands as a destination for ice skating in the winter and outdoor yoga, performances, and makers’ markets—more than 1,000 events—in the warmer months. All this plus the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, the country’s biggest inland Naval park, complete with an historic lighthouse and observation tower. And there’s much more to come. A 43,000-square-foot children’s museum is slated to open in the neighborhood later in 2018. And yes, while there are plenty of new restaurants and brewpubs to explore, there’s still an ample number of spots serving the native claim-to-fame: wings.
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And thank Joe Cascio for providing readers of this publication with a great photograph that really captures how alive this once desolate stretch of the Buffalo River now is, all summer long.