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Chocolate Workshops at New York Kitchen

You know about the M&Ms store in Times Square, we’ve told you where to get some of the best chocolate-covered donuts in the state, and we’ve even spilled the (chocolate) beans on where to find world-winning chocolate in the Catskills, but there’s even more to New York’s chocolate scene than what we’ve already shared. You can have some pretty unique chocolate adventures in New York State, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites.

Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown

You already know that the official (and free!) I LOVE NEW YORK mobile app can be your best friend on the road in New York, pointing out attractions, restaurants, and events in the area. But did you know that it also now offers four audio walking tours? Each of the following tours dives into the stories and the secrets of a famous town or city within New York State and will pop up on your screen when you access the mobile app in these areas. The tours can be paused and restarted whenever you’d like so you can take your time exploring the many exciting stops along the way.

High Falls Gorge

We all want a solid two-week block of vacation days in the summer, but even if you can’t get that much time off, you can still get your much-needed R&R! Read on for 11 magical summer getaways right here in New York State that will only take a weekend to make you feel refreshed and revived.

National Baseball Hall of Fame

If you’ve heard of Cooperstown, you’ve probably heard about its association with baseball, and it’s true, it is a dream destination for fans of the sport. But it’s also a charmingly quintessential small American town that sits on a gorgeous lake, packed with fun activities for the whole family. No matter what pastimes you’re into, learn why this is the perfect place to visit with kids. And don’t be surprised if everyone walks away with a bit of baseball fever—or at least a bit of baseball appreciation.

Nathan's Famous 4th of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest

July is like the Saturday of summer; we’re officially in the swing of warm-weather fun, but there’s no stress about the season coming to an end anytime soon. Best of all, the month is packed with festivals, celebrations, fairs, and hot-dog-eating contests to make summer memorable. Read on to see the exciting events happening statewide that’ll make you forget all about how much you’re sweating.

Taste of Buffalo

Whether you’re into pizza, burgers, donuts, or Garbage Plates, it’s safe to say that New York State is a place for foodies. Not only do we have some of the best restaurants in the world, but we also celebrate food all summer long at various festivals and events—many of them including music, entertainment, competitions, and more! We’ve rounded up some of the best food festivals and events going on this summer across the state. Fill up your calendar now so you can fill up your belly later!

Mohonk Preserve

If taking a road trip is on your summer bucket list, then New York is the place for you. Right here on the I LOVE NEW YORK blog, we've already given you road trip ideas whether you're interested in driving across the state from Albany to Niagara Falls, seeing the lakes of the Adirondacks, exploring Cayuga Lake, or seeking out the scenery of the Catskills. This road trip is for families who want to savor mountain vistas in the Hudson Valley.