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We know it’s no easy task keeping kids entertained and satisfied on trips, which is what makes the city of Rochester a jackpot for parents searching for the perfect family vacation. Beyond what is sure to become one of your kids’ favorite museums, the Strong National Museum of Play, the city is rich in interactive activities and fun destinations that will foster family-bonding and appetites for exploration.

With a diverse food scene (including “Spiedies”, a city specialty), a history of technological innovation that shines through today in many of its attractions, and charming carousels that will make you feel all of the nostalgia, Binghamton is a happening place that fosters creativity and exploration. “Bing” is also a convenient base to visit the winner of 2018’s I LOVE NEW YORK Bracket: Animal Adventure Park! Read on for a jam-packed family weekend getaway.

Spring is finally here! People are venturing outdoors again, swapping winter coats for lighter jackets--it’s a wonderful time of year. And making it even better are all the festivals and celebrations of food, drinks, and hobbies happening all month long. Read on for some of our top picks for the best things to do in New York State this month.

Every family has their classic vacation go-to destinations. But what about when your kids (and you) are craving something a little different? Give your crew a taste of something exciting and new when you venture to one of New York’s lesser-known treasures. Your next unforgettable escape is hiding right around the corner.

The weather just started warming up, but it’s never too early to start thinking about summer vacation! Whether your family loves bumming at the beach, exploring charming little towns, or soaking in the natural beauty of mountains and lakes, you can find it all in New York — no matter your budget. We found top-notch local escapes all over New York with lodging for less than $170 per night, with affordable family-friendly activities nearby. So read on and get excited: Summer will be here before you know it!

Thank you to all who voted in our third annual I LOVE NEW YORK Bracket. You narrowed down the field from 16 warm-weather destinations within New York State to just one, and that winner is (drumroll, please) Animal Adventure Park! The people (and the giraffes) have spoken and Animal Adventure Park joins our past winners: 2017’s Boldt Castle and 2016’s Central Park. Read on to learn more about our winner as well as the other participants in this year’s bracket and to begin planning your own adventures throughout the state this spring and summer.

On July 19 1848, a group of 300 women and 42 men came together in Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls for the first-ever women's rights convention in the U.S. They began laying the groundwork of what would lead to women's suffrage in New York in 1917, three years before the nation followed as a whole. Today, the Wesleyan Chapel stands at the corner of Fall and Mynderse Streets, anchoring a charming strip in a Finger Lakes town that makes for a perfect weekend getaway.

March is Women's History Month, but just as history is larger than a single month, so too are the people that inspire female empowerment. From Eleanor Roosevelt's human rights work at the United Nations to Lucille Ball's industry firsts, here are seven facts you probably didn't know about iconic women in history--and the places in New York that celebrate their feats.