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Buffalo NY Ranked #1 Staycation City

What do you mean that you haven’t made any travel plans for this summer? You say that you’re planning on taking a week off from work… and sticking around Buffalo?

Well, maybe that’s not such a bad idea after all! has named Buffalo the #1 city for a staycation. Yup, you can take a week off and visit all of the places that you never get a chance to go to… such as Larkinville, the wind sculpture park at Wilkeson Point, Tifft and Times Beach nature preserves, The Darwin Martin House, The FLW Filling Station and Rowing Boathouse, Canalside, and the list goes on. So often we are so caught up with work, that we tend to neglect the assets that we have right in our own backyard.


Now is your chance to take a staycation in a city that “won’t cost you an arm and a leg”, has plenty of parks, a network of bike lanes, museums and cultural attractions, etc. Those are just some of the criteria used when coming to the conclusion that Buffalo is where it’s at if you are looking to “get away” right in your own city. And I would think that much of that same criteria would make Buffalo an excellent place to vacation when coming from another city. Visit for all of the details.


If you’re not in the mood for a staycation, then don’t forget that Toronto is on our doorstep, for those who would prefer a daycation. Sometimes you just need to “get the hell outta Dodge”, and that’s OK. Having Toronto close by is a huge asset when living in Buffalo – you can immerse yourself into the most populous city in Canada (and the fourth largest in North America) in the blink of an eye. On the flip side, Torontonians can escape to Buffalo whenever they want, in the amount of time that it would take for a typical NYC commute to work.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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