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Whether you're looking for a quick getaway without the kids or planning a dreamy Valentine's Day trip, New York State has got you covered. Fall in love with these cozy and romantic winter getaways that offer breathtaking scenery, swoon-worthy accommodations, and fresh adventures—many with discount packages to make your stay even more affordable!

Lake Placid - Whiteface Mountain

Winter is almost here and it's time to start planning your next adventure in New York State! Will you opt to head outdoors for snow-related activities like skiing the greatest vertical east of the Rockies or ziplining over snow-covered pines? For less extreme activities, get into the holiday spirit during a Victorian stroll or experience a brilliant light show. Whatever you choose, take advantage of the winter wonderlands and check out these must-do activities on our New York State Winter Bucket List! 

beacon

The Hudson Valley city of Beacon has blossomed into an art lover’s paradise and a popular weekend getaway thanks to the Dia Art Foundation converting a Nabisco box printing factory on the banks of the Hudson into Dia:Beacon (pictured) in 2003. Now visitors flock to this contemporary and modern art museum and to visit the galleries, restaurants, and bars that have helped make this such a lively community. While a trip up to Beacon is easily doable in a day from New York City, there’s so much more to enjoy, so why not plan your visit over a weekend (especially so you can leave time for a brewpub crawl)?

Building at Ganondagan State Historic Site
Credit: @heatherjordanlarson on Instagram

In recognition of November’s Native American Heritage Month, we’ve put together some of the top places in New York State to learn about the traditions, culture, and contributions of Native Americans. From wampum belts and hand-woven baskets to detailed clothing and authentic log cabins, you’ll discover the fascinating work of the state’s first inhabitants. With interactive exhibits, walking trails, and seasonal events, there’s much to be explored! 

Animal Adventure Park

With a diverse food scene best known for its “Spiedie” sandwiches, a history of technological innovation that shines through today in many of its attractions, and charming carousels that 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 intensely popular Animal Adventure Park! The city is home to two signature annual summer events, the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally and LUMA, a citywide projection arts festival. Read on for a jam-packed family weekend getaway.

Aire Ancient Bath - Photo Courtesy of Aire Ancient Baths

There are easy escapes from the stress of everyday life right here in New York State. Retreat at these bliss-inducing spas where heated pools and massages will melt away your worries. After an afternoon (or a weekend) ​at these calming retreats, you'll have no trouble facing the world. 

Corning Museum of Glass - Photo Courtesy The Corning Museum of Glass

Have you ever been in a classic Adirondack camp, envied the rustic furniture, and thought, “I could make that!” Or watched the gaffers at the Corning Museum of Glass in the Finger Lakes create a masterpiece before your eyes and wondered if you could do that too? Well you’re in luck! New York State is home to a variety of DIY experiences that allow you to create a unique keepsake from your travels. Whether you like to have a fun, rainy day activity in your back pocket for the kids or plan and reserve your spot for a maker’s workshop months in advance, you’ll find a variety of Destination DIY experiences throughout New York State.

Holiday Valley Resort, Ellicottville, in fall

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones. Add in tender turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, and traditional stuffing and it could very well be your favorite holiday of the year. Bring your family and friends together for an unforgettable Thanksgiving meal at one of New York State’s exceptional restaurants. From historic taverns and rustic lodges to elegant dining rooms and stately hotels, there is a location to fit every style. Here are some Thanksgiving restaurants in New York where you don’t have to worry about overcooking the turkey. Savor carefully crafted dishes while enjoying the holiday in a uniquely New York setting. …

Bedell Vineyard at Dusk W Studios NY - Photo Courtesy of Bedell Vineyard

Long Island's vineyard-studded North Fork is the perfect weekend getaway for families, food and drink enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates scenic seaside villages. Spend your weekend sampling the region’s award-winning varietals and locally made dishes, then hit the beach for a sun-soaked day on the Long Island Sound. Here's your guide for a relaxing 48 hours among the blissful coastal communities of the North Fork.