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Posts from January 2020

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

Meet Buffalo, New York’s second-largest city—home to world-famous food, a legendary minor league baseball team, and tons of fun things for the whole family to do. Niagara Falls is just a short drive away, but it doesn’t have to steal the spotlight! Buffalo is bursting with places to eat, explore, stroll, and even dig for treasures. Read on to see why your kids (and you) will fall in love.

Lake Placid - Olympic Center

Lake Placid is truly one of New York’s great escapes. From world-class skiing in winter to epic paddling in summer to incredible fall foliage, this postcard-perfect village is an ideal year-round destination. It also happens to be a two-time host to the Winter Olympic Games. Experience the thrill of bobsledding or skiing at the original 1980 Olympic venues, and so much more! Check out our weekend guide for Lake Placid. 

Letchworth State Park - Middle Falls

Find the most beautiful destinations right here in New York State. From breathtaking mountaintops and majestic waterfalls to unique architecture and stunning landscapes, get ready to take an Instagram-worthy photo. Start planning your visit to New York State’s most Instagrammable locations. We’ve chosen one for each region featuring Instagram posts from travelers, listing a few other notable spots in each region as well. Discover your favorite. and follow @iloveny for even more inspiration!

A building on the grounds of the John Brown Farm State Historic Site

February marks Black History Month, and New York state is filled with African American history, with unique experiences related to jazz, sports and icons like Jackie Robinson, culturally rich neighborhoods like Harlem, and important sites such as John Brown Farm (pictured) and the Harriet Tubman Home. New York state played an important role in the Underground Railroad, which helped tens of thousands of freedom seekers escape enslavement. In recognition of Black History Month, from parks and historic sites to music and culture, here are 12 places to experience Black history in New York State.

Niagara Falls State Park - Photo Courtesy of Beautiful Destinations

There's no denying that waterfalls are some of the most spectacular (and Instagram-worthy) of Mother Nature's creations. Upstate New York, thanks to tens of thousands of years of shifting plates and erosion (and occasionally human engineering), is home to some incredibly stunning falls. Here's just a few of the gorgeous waterfalls you'll want to snap a selfie in front of this fall.