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Posts from February 2024

Green trees and blues skies in the Catskills from Overlook Mountain

Escape to the natural and vast beauty of the Catskills, where scenic trails and summits, idyllic mountain towns, thriving arts scenes, and unique spectacles offer endless low-cost adventures for

Two female and one male dancer dressed in white dance in front of a blue backdrop at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

From New York City to Buffalo, the Empire State is packed with rich Black art and culture. Witness riveting performances from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, explore Black-owned art galleries,…

Tulips and other colorful blooms on display at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens' Spring Flower Exhibit

March is a month of celebration in New York State. Commemorate Women’s History Month by exploring the state’s rich history of the Women’s Rights Movement. Join the revelry of St. Patrick’s Day at one of the many parades and festivals taking place from New York City to Buffalo.

Wild Center and Wild Walk

Want to treat yourself to a local getaway for a little fun, rest, and relaxation? You don’t have to go far for an escape from your everyday routine. Whether you’re looking for a quick day trip or a weekend getaway (or two!), there are thousands of miles of natural wonders to explore, hundreds of hidden gems to discover, and world-class resorts to experience nearby on your New York State staycation! 

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

Against the timeless backdrop of city skylines and enchanting small towns, New York State landmarks and landscapes idyllically display love stories on the big screen. From the timeless charm of Katz's

Syracuse St. Patrick's Day Parade - Photo by James Cahill

How do you celebrate Saint Patrick's Day? Whether you hail from Irish ancestry or just want to get decked out in green, here are some St. Patrick's Day parades and festivals in New York State to make this holiday the best one yet. Céad míle fáilte to New York!

A person in a hat, white jacket, jeans, and tan boots walks down a snow-covered path toward a wooden treehouse covered in white lights
Credit: @michaelscott87 on Instagram

Love is always in the air in New York State! Whether you’re deciding where to take your Valentine, planning a memorable first date, or celebrating a monumental anniversary, surprise your partner with a unique date without breaking the bank. From museum date nights to igloo dining under the stars to tasty food tours, plan your next date in the Empire State. 

Vibrant yellow and orange tulips bloom in front of the Moses fountain in Albany's Washington Park
Credit: @wilddaisy78 on Instagram

Spring in New York State means the return of baseball, popular festivals, and bursts of flower power at botanic gardens. From outdoor festivities to indoor amusement,