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Posts from March 2023

An aerial view looking over the bright and colorful buildings of Kingston

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Dating back to the 17th century, New York’s first capital of Kingston is now as vibrant as it is historic. This once traditional manufacturing city just 91 miles north of New York City and 59 miles south of Albany, is home to three lively and diverse districts bursting with award-winning restaurants, internationally recognized museums, historic sites, and breathtaking views of the Hudson River. There’s never a shortage of adventure to be had — here’s how to make the most out of your time in the charming city of Kingston. 

Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown

New York has an abundance of gorgeous natural views all across the state AND is well known for its culinary scene, so you won’t be surprised that restaurants have popped up in stunning spots. From

Six Flags Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom

Get ready for liftoff because your summer plans are about to get a serious boost! Strap in for some of the steepest, twisty-turniest, most gut-wrenching roller coaster rides and water slides around—but don’t worry, there are also plenty of family rides that won’t make you lose your lunch. New York is home to some of the country’s longest-running amusement parks, so you can savor a little dose of nostalgia along with your hot dogs and cotton candy. Read on to see where to get your thrills this summer, from the laziest rivers to the most vertical nose-dives and everything in between. 

Fireworks over Boldt Castle in Alexandria Bay, NY.
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If you’re wondering how to plan the seemingly endless things to do in New York State in the summer, look no further. We’ve planned your weekends for you,

Brunch
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Belgian waffles, boundless Benedicts, and bottomless mimosas are all best enjoyed under the canopy of the Adirondack Mountains, riverside in the Thousand

Phoenicia Diner

Round up your crew and head out on the road this summer. New York State has a variety of adventures just waiting for you to arrive. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite scenic and fun-filled road trips so all you have to do is stock up on snacks and make some overnight reservations for the longer trips. It’s time to hit play on summer plans and that summer playlist! 

Lyndhurst mansion during the golden hour
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Magnificent landscapes, historic estates, eclectic museums, art in unique settings, Gilded Age mansions, and a renowned food scene — the Hudson Valley truly has it all.

A black a white huskie puppy with a blue bandana stands in a field of bright orange tulips at the Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden Tulip Festival
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New York State welcomes the first full month of spring with an exciting roster of diverse and fun activities for all. Enjoy all things LEGO®, savor pure maple

A well lit underground pathway at howes caverns
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No matter your travel style or interests, there are still great last-minute getaways awaiting in New York State - even if you haven’t made your reservations yet! From

A sign hangs on a wooden post outside the historic Belva Lockwood Inn
Credit: In Full Bloom Photography

From Harriet Tubman to Susan B. Anthony to Eleanor Roosevelt to Lucille Ball, some of the most iconic women in history have done their work in New York State. Their