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Posts from January 2024

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Castle

Indoors or outdoors, there are plenty of great things to do in New York State in February. Celebrate Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day, and Black History Month, enjoy a chocolate and wine festival, tap your feet to great jazz, savor delicious mac and cheese, treat your taste buds to some hearty chowder,

NYC with Central Park

New York City is full of accessible attractions that are ready to welcome visitors of all abilities, from world-class museums to hidden gems that you’ve got to see to believe they’re in New York. From

Manhattan city skyline at dusk

New York, New York: a city so good they named it twice. If you're dreaming of world-class cultural institutions, strolling through Central Park, awe-inspiring views from atop skyscrapers, mouth-watering cuisine from all corners of the globe, and selfie opportunities with famous locations you’ve seen on TV and in movies, it’s all in Manhattan.

An old cannon sitting on a snowy field in front of Old Fort Niagara

There’s plenty to explore this Presidents Day Weekend! From winter festivals to Presidents Day celebrations, historical sites, holiday specials, and more. So take advantage of the long weekend to take

A pink mocktail in a tall glass and a red mocktail in a short glass on black napkins at a bar
Credit: @rich_loud on Instagram

Lift your spirits without drinking them! Whether you abstain from alcohol year-round, are taking part in Dry January (or Sober October), or just want to wake up without

Ice at Canalside - Photo Courtesy of Visit Buffalo Niagara by Joe Cascio

Want to see one of the world's finest collections of modern and contemporary art and get sprayed by waterfalls all in one day? Take a weekend trip to Buffalo, which was named one of the 50 best places to travel in 2024 by Forbes. Niagara Falls' dramatic cascades are spectacular in any season and Buffalo’s night scene is just as vibrant as its art. As a perfect complement to seeing this natural wonder, you can take in some of the best that Buffalo has to offer, from world-class art and architecture to entertainment and foodeven if you’ve only got a weekend.

Waters race down Niagara Falls at sunset

A celestial spectacle as rare as a total solar eclipse deserves a getaway like no other. On April 8, 2024, five of New York State’s regions will be in the path of totality. With special events and festivals, epic viewing spots, and amazing hotel packages, there’s no question where you should experience the eclipse.

Lake Placid - Olympic Center

With so much to see and do in New York State, it’s tempting to add a few days to your getaway. But what if you could minimize dipping into those PTO days and maximize time spent exploring? We have

Chautauqua Institution on a sunny summer day surrounded by green grass and trees
Credit: @hasanelahi on Instagram

New year, new New York State happenings! 2024 promises an exciting lineup of new attractions, exhibits, restaurants, and more to explore throughout the Empire State.

A glass of West Kill Brewing beer with a view of the mountains in the Catskills
Credit: @westkillbrewing on Instagram

Not only can you drink New York’s beloved beers at its acclaimed breweries, you can also find beautiful beer gardens and unique spots across every region