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Lake Placid Nordic Festival Feb. 27-March 1

Nov 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Nordic Festival2014-'15 Cross Country Season Passes on Sale Now, Save $20 through Dec. 1

Lake Placid, N.Y. - Lake Placid, N.Y. has a well-deserved reputation for world-class alpine skiing, but it also has some of the best Nordic skiing in the United States.  The Lake Placid region has plenty to offer Nordic skiers and winter enthusiasts of all ages and abilities with its vast array of groomed and set to its backcountry trails.  So whether you're a beginner skier or an experienced racer, the place to be February 27-March 1, 2015 is in Lake Placid for its first-ever Nordic Festival.

WonderWorks Destiny Offers Admission Discount for its Two Year Anniversary

Nov 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

WonderWorksSyracuse, N.Y. - WonderWorks will celebrate its second birthday on Sunday,N ovember 9th and is inviting guests to celebrate too! From the hour of 2:00pm - 2:59pm, visitors will be given two dollars off their admission.

"The past two years have been a great experience here in Syracuse and we're excited to continue to bring this unique, fun experience to our regional and international guests here at Destiny USA, Ashlee Trautner, Sales Manager at WonderWorks, stated. "Our $2.00 is our way of saying thank you to all of our guests for checking us out and seeing what we are all about."

Fresh Cut and Fragrant

Nov 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Emmerich Tree Farm Christmas trees and B&Bs - a great holiday experience in Orange County

Orange County, N.Y. (Nov. 3, 2014) -  Fields of perfect Christmas trees are waiting to be cut for the holidays in the Hudson Valley's Orange County. Nine tree farms provide a real old-fashioned experience, with thousands of acres of fragrant trees ready to be cut, gift shops filled to the brim with wreaths and decorations, and a cup of hot chocolate or cider to boost holiday spirits!

New Video Showcases Albany as an Exciting Destination

Oct 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

With Capital Center project underway, Albany's convention businesses prepare viewers for more

Albany, N.Y. - The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) and the Albany County Convention Authority (ACCA) recently released a high quality video highlighting Albany County as an exciting and multifaceted destination. This video serves as an introduction to Albany encouraging viewers to discover Albany through the destination tourism website, Albany.org, and additional collateral materials.

The 90 second video provides a glimpse of Albany showcasing its sights, cuisine, and events and will entice viewers to discover more by visiting Albany.org.

Get Away Now & Save in the Great Northern Catskills

Oct 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Late Fall Offers Lodging Deals in New York's Great Northern Catskills of Greene County

Greene County, N.Y. - Known as the "shoulder season" in the travel business, the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas represent a time of discount lodging packages and affordable adventurous escapes in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.

Right now, you can book a Catskills getaway that includes special extras such as nightly Irish music, farm-fresh breakfasts or complimentary pick-up from the Amtrak train station, in addition to receiving great rates on your visit.

Ghoulish Halloween Fun

Oct 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The Hudson Valley haunts offer spooky entertainment in Orange County, NY  

Orange County, N.Y. - Halloween thrill seekers looking for real shock value will find plenty of places to be scared to death in Orange County.  Whether it's "flashlight" corn maze fun at one of the county's local farms, or the shrieking madness of a scare park, Orange County has a wonderful variety of eerie entertainment to make your visit memorable and your nights sleepless. Tens of thousands of people from as far away as Philadelphia, Boston, and Connecticut make the trip annually to be horrified.

NYC & Company Announces Taylor Swift as New York City’s Global Welcome Ambassador

Oct 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Taylor Swift - Welcome to New YorkNew ‘Welcome to New York' Marketing and Communications Campaign Invites the World to Visit New York City

Yearlong Global Tourism Collaboration to Use ‘Welcome To New York' from Taylor Swift's New Album 1989 to Celebrate New York City

New York, N.Y. (October 27, 2014) -Today, Taylor Swift joins NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, to announce her participation as New York City's Global Welcome Ambassador for 2014-2015. As part of the collaboration with Taylor, NYC & Company today launched a global tourism campaign-Welcome To New York-named after Taylor's song of the same name from her top charting new album, 1989. "Welcome To New York" celebrates how welcoming New York City is to everyone, inviting the world to visit New York City and explore its five boroughs. As New York City's Global Welcome Ambassador, Taylor will showcase the City's unparalleled vibrancy that inspired her to write "Welcome To New York," reinforced by the refrain "It's been waiting for you." ABC News anchor Robin Roberts joined Taylor on Good Morning America to make the announcement. To view the new campaign, visit NYC's official tourism website, www.nycgo.com/w2ny.

Adirondacks Gear Up for Winter with New Ski Resort Offerings and Festivities

Oct 20, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

From Oak Mountain to the Adirondack Coast - Family-Friendly Winter Fun in the Mountains

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - In Northern New York, winter's snowy depths and plunging temperatures mean one thing for the Adirondacks: it's time to play. With snowflakes already falling, ski resorts and communities are gearing up for a winter filled with ski resort updates, world-class sporting events and holiday festivities.

Located just four hours north of Manhattan, the Adirondack Region presents its' 2014-15 winter preview:

Ghost Tours Re-Visit Historic Fort Ontario

Oct 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ontario Ice CaveOswego, N.Y. - The Friends of Fort Ontario, Central New York Ghost Hunters, and other ghost-hunting groups return to the Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego to host Ghost Tours Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18. Guided tours run in 15-minute increments from 7 to 10 p.m. both evenings. Tickets to the annual event are $13 and must be purchased in advance.

Evidence gathered in the fort's buildings and underground casemates during the tours will be presented in the rooms or areas where it was obtained. People are also invited to bring their own ghost-hunting equipment to find new data under the guidance of the experts.

Discover Alpacas with National-Level Competitors, Seminars, and Youth Activities

Oct 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Leda Blumberg with Cloud’s Gem Stone of Faraway Farm Alpacas in Yorktown Heights, NYExtravaganza taking place at NYS Fairgrounds Oct. 25-26

Syracuse, N.Y. - Organizers of the 2014 nationally-certified Empire Alpaca Extravaganza are making a concerted effort to attract visitors interested in learning about how raising the finely-fibered animals provides income and lifestyle opportunities. The show, drawing competitors from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on October 25-26, will offer educational seminars, a fashion show, and youth activities. Admission show and parking are free.

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