There’s a lot of fun things that happen around Western New York, but the biggest reason people are planning to visit here this year may shock you. 

Buffalo is home to historic architecture, sponge candy, an ever-growing number of breweries, plenty of waterfront walks, the best chicken wings, the Buffalo Bills, and more. 

But when most people come to Western New York, it’s not for any of those awesome features and perks listed above. 

Usually, people will plan a visit solely to see Niagara Falls. 

Now, this may shock you because most Western New Yorkers will tell you that there’s nothing too interesting about Niagara Falls, though I would disagree and it looks like some others do as well! 

Forbes released the list of the best places to travel in the U.S., and here are the cities they chose: 

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

  2. Central Coast, California

  3. San Francisco, California

  4. Vail, Colorado

  5. Bailey, Colorado

  6. Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida

  7. St. Pete, Florida

  8. Savannah, Georgia

  9. Portland, Maine

  10. Traverse City, Michigan

  11. Mississippi

  12. Kansas City, Missouri

  13. Atlantic City, New Jersey

  14. Niagara Falls, New York

  15. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  16. Portland, Oregon

  17. Puerto Rico

  18. South County, Rhode Island

  19. South Dakota

  20. Woodstock, Vermont

No matter how you feel about Niagara Falls, you cannot deny that it’s a bucket list destination for a lot of people. 

There’s a ton of places to look forward to in Niagara Falls for the summer, and you can read more about that here

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