• Accessibility
Menu Close
Gore Mountain Fall Skyride

During the fall season, New York State is an outdoor playground with many opportunities to take in fall foliage and farm harvests. You can hop on a bike or lace up your hiking shoes to hit trails leading into the woods or waterways

Marea, New York City

You already know that New York is the best state for pizza, but today, we're focusing on another famous carb + sauce Italian-inspired dish. You guessed it, we're talking pasta, and New York has bowls and bowls of it—including its very own regional specialty. From affordable local gems to tony hot spots, there’s no better place to enjoy pasta. 

" S" Turns on Rt 44/55 just below Minnewaska State Park Scenic Overlook- Hudson Valley Region

There's nothing like autumn in New York. The changing leaves create a scenic background more beautiful than can be imagined. If you're into road trips, here are some ideas to maximize your fall foliage viewing opportunities, with plenty of suggestions of what to do along the way. 

A Lake George Steamboat Company vessel docked in Lake George with the mountains of the Adirondacks in the background

Family vacations are the stuff memories are made of. With 11 regions full of fun things to explore that are sure to please even the toughest little critics, New York has plenty to offer for every type of family – including some very famous ones.

A waterfall sits among trees with orange leaves
Credit: @kryptonist on Instagram

When fall rolls around, a wave of fiery oranges, bright yellows, and deep reds transform New York State into a foliage dreamland. From Central Park and the Catskill Mountains to the St. Lawrence River and Niagara Falls, every corner of the Empire State becomes decorated with the wonders of autumn. But, it won’t last for long. Get your cameras (and Instagram captions) ready to fully embrace fall at some of the best photo spots of the season throughout the state. 

A colorful mural that reads "Harlem" at the Graffiti Hall of Fame
Credit: Kim McVeigh

From a restaurant lauded as New York City’s best by the New York Times to a museum that explores the Underground Railroad in New York to a theater dedicated to African American performance art, add these spots run by amazing Black leaders to your itinerary on your next New York State getaway.  

Lamposts shine along a path under trees resplendent in yellow foliage in Central Park

The Empire City offers a world of opportunity throughout its five boroughs covering more than 300-square-miles. Endless free and affordable experiences await locals and visitors from around the world…

A woman in a striped sweater and cowboy hat walks under a jack o'lantern archway at Blaze: Long Island
Credit: @sahquart on Instagram

By land, sea, and air, New York State bids farewell to summer and hello to autumn with a festive lineup of events celebrating the harvest, foliage, and so much more!

Cuban dish at The Cube Inn; Photo Credit: @authorsarahumphreys on Instagram
Photo Credit: @authorsarahumphreys on Instagram

One of the best things about New York State is its history of welcoming immigrants and different cultures from around the world. Hispanic culture and its impact on culture in the United States can be experienced by visitors

The Canandaigua Lady, a replica of a 19th-century double-decker paddlewheel boat, on the lake at sunset surrounded by fall foliage

Get out on the water and see New York State’s marvelous fall foliage from a different perspective! Witness the beautiful shades of autumn reflected on the water’s surface as you cruise along historic canals, pristine lakes, and tranquil rivers