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New York State is a winter wonderland all season long -- and not just because of classic outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding. It’s home to a number of extraordinary and memorable experiences that are perfect for helping you get through — and dare we say it, enjoy — the chilly weather. So why not reclaim the icy months by trying something new and exciting you can only do during winter? Try these unique New York activities and you’ll find yourself warming up to the cold before you know it.

The only activity that’s more quintessentially New York than eating pizza is hunting down the best pizza. Celebrate National Pizza Day with the crunchiest, cheesiest, freshest pies from all over the state. After all, coming together over a food that makes everyone happy is reason enough to celebrate.

It’s a fun and carefree getaway when everything you need is all around you. Whether you want a one-stop family vacation, a romantic retreat or fun with friends, these one-of-a-kind resorts make it easy. You can enjoy fine or casual dining, spa services, four-season sports and many other cool activities without ever having to leave the grounds. Check in, and let the adventures begin.

With over twenty-four Underground Railroad sites and deep historical ties to leaders like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman, New York is home to profound moments throughout Black history. Discover the stories during Black History Month this February and every month of the year at these famous sites. 

Rosa Parks, MLK Jr. and Harriet Tubman - these names often come to mind when thinking of Black history in the United States. But just as history is grander than a handful of memories, so are the people and acts of bravery celebrated during Black History Month and every month of the year. In celebration of moments throughout history, here are 10 unique facts about Black history in New York State.