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Posts from March 2020

Kids Playing at Strong National Museum of Play in NY

We know it’s no easy task keeping kids entertained and satisfied on trips, which is what makes the city of Rochester a jackpot for parents searching for the perfect family vacation. Beyond what is sure to become one of your kids’ favorite museums, the Strong National Museum of Play, the city is rich in interactive activities and fun destinations that will foster family-bonding and appetites for exploration.

Two people ride a zipline over the forest at the Catamount ZipLine

From the United States’ longest zipline to a boutique hotel with oceanfront views and a museum celebrating the history of makeup, New York offers exciting new attractions, transformative activities, and scene-setting restaurants and bars! If you are looking for what’s fresh, we have your list for what’s new and what’s coming very soon in the Empire State. 

When Anthony Met Stanton statue. Photograph by Ethan LaCroix

From July 19–20, 1848, a group of 300 women and 42 men came together in Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls for the first-ever women's rights convention in the U.S. They began laying the groundwork for what would lead to women's suffrage in New York in 1917, three years before the nation followed. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. The Wesleyan Chapel stands at the corner of Fall and Mynderse Streets, anchoring a charming strip in a Finger Lakes town that makes for a perfect weekend getaway.

Credit: Harlow Bliss Photography
Credit: Harlow Bliss Photography

Congratulations on your engagement! We know you've fantasized about where you'll tie the knot and we’re here to tell you that New York State has the venue for you. With New York's diverse landscapes you'll find everything from wild forests to gleaming lakes to sprawling meadows. Declare your love from inside a beautifully lit rustic barn, in the great ballroom of a historic mansion, or on the patio of a seaside hotel. Whichever vibe fits you and your boo, find it in one of these 12 unique wedding venues. Have your cake and eat it too! 

Credit: NEW YORK YANKEES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Credit: NEW YORK YANKEES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Baseball fever starts anew each spring and there’s no better place to experience it than New York State. Cooperstown is the capital of America’s pastime with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, where you can take your little sluggers to the Hall of Fame Classic on May 23 or Hall of Fame Induction Weekend from July 24 to July 27, where Yankees own Derek Jeter will be inducted. Plan ahead if you want to attend Induction Weekend—hotels sell out well in advance. 

Fire Island Lighthouse

It's never too early to start planning your summer vacation, but it's also not too late. Now's the time to figure out things to do this Memorial Day Weekend and beyond. Some of New York State's most glorious summer destinations book up before spring even makes its official entrance, so do yourself a favor and start planning your sunny getaway now. Here are just a few summer vacation ideas that are sure to help you relax and keep your whole crew entertained.  

A photo of a can of Nine Pin Cider in the rocks on a beach in Capital-Saratoga
Credit: @ninepincider on Instagram 

Amazing things are made in New York State, from craft beverages to award-winning chocolate, brilliant art, and popular TV shows—now you can see how they come to life. We’ve compiled a list of tours and demonstrations that shed light on some of New York’s cherished creations. Tour factories, distilleries, and kitchens, watch live glass molded right before your eyes, and go behind the scenes on the sets of your favorite TV shows. We’re lifting the curtains, so come see where the magic happens!