Buffalo is well known as a great destination for those looking to get away for a weekend and not blow their budget (as seen here, here, and here). While tourists flock to areas like Canalside, downtown, or any of the local restaurants and breweries, Buffalo has a lot more to offer – including our amazing history and architecture. We even have a list of killer ceilings to check out.
In a recent article, Architectural Digest dug in to highlight why design lovers will be surprised at what Buffalo has to offer, here’s what made their list:
1. Martin House and Graycliff
The Martin House and Graycliff are usually at the top of the list for architecture fans, but with the restoration finally complete, design lovers should definitely check this out.
2. Silo City
We can’t mention top destinations in Buffalo without talking about the Waterfront. Architectural Digest mentions Silo City, saying, “The local arts community has breathed new life into this former industrial mecca.”
3. Hotel Henry
Buffalo does a lot of things well, but one thing worth mentioning is breathing new life into old spaces. With a beautiful campus in the museum district, this unique spot has so much to offer design fans.
4. Las Puertas
While amazing architecture sites dominate this list, you can’t visit Buffalo without checking out the food scene. If wings and weck aren’t your things, AD recommends you hit up Las Puertas for a new and exciting place to eat.
5. Albright-Knox Northland
While the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is going to be closed for the next two years while they take on a massive renovation project, art and architecture lovers will still have somewhere to go! Opening in January 2020, the Albright-Knox Northland Campus will feature temporary exhibits in a warehouse on the East Side.
6. Elmwood Village
Calling it the “Brooklyn of Buffalo,” AD says the Elmwood Village is the spot to hit with the tree-lined streets and an abundance of coffee shops, boutiques, and studios.
7. Waxlight Bar a Vin
Rounding out this tour of Buffalo is the brand new Waxlight Bar a Vin. AD says it is a chic eatery where guests can share comforting yet creative eats.