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Defazio’s pizza

The only activity that’s more quintessentially New York than eating pizza is hunting down the best pies. We've got the crunchiest, cheesiest, freshest options from all over the state, from beloved slices from Brooklyn to cup-and-char pepperoni in Buffalo.

Bottles and glasses of cider sit on a table with a back drop of the Catskill Mountains
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The secret ingredient to well-crafted cider is delicious apples and New York has some of the greatest (there’s a reason we’re called the Big Apple!). In fact, New York is the largest producer of hard cider in the country and the second-largest apple-producing state. With more than 40 different apple varieties, 600 growers, and hundreds of world-class cideries, this is the place to be for award-winning cider. From the Hudson Valley’s fast-growing cideries and photogenic orchards to the Finger Lakes’ unique terroir and lakeside views, sip back, relax, take in the apple-scented atmosphere, and enjoy a crisp glass of New York cider. Here’s everything you need to know about exploring Empire State apple country. For more information about New York Cider, visit newyorkciderassociation.com

Children picking apples in New York State

The apple is the official fruit of New York State, and there are more than 40 different varieties and approximately 600 producers in the Empire State. As fall foliage season gets underway, plan a scenic drive to your nearest orchard to wander through apple-scented countrysides, pick your own bagful, and enjoy warm cider doughnuts, pressed apple cider, and freshly baked pies! 

Barrel saunas stand in a serene lakeside garden at the Lake House on Canandaigua
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Feel the demands of daily life melt away as you indulge in a world of tranquility and rejuvenation on a wellness retreat steeped in luxury in New York State.

A blue and yellow US Navy Blue Angels jet suspended from the ceiling at the Cradle of Aviation

October 7-9 marks Path Through History Weekend in New York State, a chance to celebrate the rich and vibrant past, from the lush Adirondacks to the sandy shores of Long Island. Below, we’ve selected a

A fancy lunchtime spread of white wine, crackers, cheese, and almonds at Moosewood Restaurant along with a couscous salad
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Ah, fall. The cooler air and shorter days signify that harvest season is here! Throw on your favorite flannel and celebrate this special time of year in New York State by discovering tasty treats and fresh delicious eats

Ellicottville Fall Festival

Experience the exhilaration of autumn in New York State this October with great happenings from delighting in colorful seasonal festivals to indulging in exquisite culinary pleasures, and embarking on

Varying colors of red, orange, yellow, and green trees surround blue lake waters with colorful mountains in the background

As the crisp breeze of autumn welcomes all things pumpkin spice and vibrant bursts of color, there is no better time to traverse New York’s versatile landscapes. Beat the end-of-summer blues by…

Mount Hope Cemetery

For those who seek it, New York State has a darker side to show off to fans of the offbeat, eerie, or macabre. Discover ghosts, haunted hotels, and creepy graveyards when you check out these spooky spots. 

Courtesy of Peek'n Peak Resort

When it comes to fall, New York has it all! Whether you prefer basking in the glow of thousands of jack-o’-lanterns, admiring bright foliage on a scenic gondola ride, or discovering all the pumpkin