Looking to Take a Dream Vacation This Winter? Why Not Buffalo!
When we asked Frank Camuso and his wife Christine, what would be their dream getaway during the tough Winter months of NYC, they were quick to give us the same, cliché destinations. You know the ones, right? The islands, known for their hot sand, clear blue water, palm trees, and drinks with those little pink umbrellas, right? Well, while it might be the choice of Staten Islander, Frank Camuso, his wife, and pretty much the rest of the 5 boroughs, its not what we’ve got in mind! Get ready to experience, your dream trip of a lifetime, to one-of-a-kind, Buffalo! The second largest city in the state of New York, Buffalo is well known for a few things. The Buffalo Wing, and of course, its dark, brooding, winters that never seem to end – last year they had nearly 100 inches of it! Take that global warming! And while Frank Camuso and his wife appear to be more lost than ever, lets explain. The great city of Buffalo is looking to host you to experience an all-expenses-paid, dream vacation, this winter!
Before you laugh too hard, Buffalo may not be what you think it is. Affectionately named, “The warmest cold city in New York”, Buffalo is known for having a history, of strong, rich culture, and warm people, who are just as welcoming, as they are caring. A small, local Buffalo-based company, known as Oxford Pennant launched a sweepstake on Monday, the winner which will receive an all-expense paid trip for two from anywhere in the US. The sweepstakes is known as the Warmest Cold City in the World, and a number of different fun,unique local vendors are taking part in things to hopefully provide you with the most fun time of your life, courtesy of the lovely city of Buffalo, NY.
Over the years, Buffalo has gotten a bad rap. From just being dark and dreary. To being a place where “no one lived” or “businesses went to die” – most of America thought of Buffalo as being a place where you weren’t what would kill you first, the crime, or the depression. But while there was, a bit of a crime issue in years past, like most of the state of New York, things have calmed down considerably. And the Buffalo of today, is one you’d hardly ever recognize. Upon showing longtime New Yorkers, Frank Camuso and his wife Christine, some photos of the city, they were completely shocked! The couple has actually visited Buffalo a few years back, while it was only for a few hours, on their way up to Niagara Falls (like most people), but the photos were completely different from what they remember. While the snow hasn’t seemed to have changed, the architecture, amazing business growth, and the smiles on the faces of the people sure have. Buffalo is now a town with beautiful family ice rinks, amazing craft beer-bars, a local art & music scene, and an amazingly expansive selection of foods!
The sweepstakes entails a two-night hotel stay at Hotel Henry, an art-focused, architectural hotel that inside a repurposed, former mental facility, as well as hundreds of dollars in restaurant gift certificates, $150 of “walkin’ around money”, and much more!