There’s no better way to spend time with your family and friends that’s both fun AND affordable than to jump into the car and escape to one of the great regions of New York! We have so much for you to see and do (more than most countries!) that we are sure you’ll get more smiles per gallon on one of these summer vacations. I LOVE NEW YORK has made it easy for you by doing most of the planning so that your adventure can be done on as little as a single tankful of gas.
Marvel at high peaks and deep caverns, splash in the lakes or ocean, and enjoy some of the best fishing in the country. You’ll revel in the endless variety of things to see and do, from the excitement of thoroughbred racing to the best of modern jazz, from country fairs to castles. And you’ll be delighted by the places to stay, from elegant resorts to dude ranches.
Each itinerary that we have created includes a simple regional map and great tidbits on interesting destinations to visit along the way. Just click on the region you want to explore from the list below and start planning how many smiles per gallon you’ll get!
The Adirondacks (AD)
The Catskills (CT)
Central New York (CNY)
Finger Lakes (FL)
Greater Niagara (GN)
Hudson Valley (HV)
Long Island (LI)
Thousand Islands-Seaway (TI)
NOTE: Estimates of trips may vary depending on tank size and MPG. In 2008, AAA estimated that a single tank of gas would get 450 miles based on an average vehicle having an 18-gallon tank and getting 25 miles per gallon. Your SPG (Smiles Per Gallon) will vary depending on which detours and side trips you take.
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
NYS Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSHTA)
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Campground Owners of New York (CONY)
NYS Restaurant Association(NYSRA)
Getaway New York