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Posts from April 2023

The sun setting over the hills and Genesee River at Letchworth State Park
Credit: @kryptonist on Instagram

Summer is an incredible time to explore the vast wonders of New York State. From paddling the serene waters of the Finger Lakes to soaking up panoramic summit views in

An aerial view of Boldt Castle and the river at sunset
Credit: @kevinwojcik on Instagram

Looking to travel to world-class museums and renowned historical monuments, explore millions of acres of protected forests, lounge on white sand beaches, and relax in scenic vineyards? Don’t break the bank trekking far and wide to bring your travel dreams to life. Find it all in New York State! 

Colorful homes on the Canandaigua Pier

Credit: @thisnewyorkfamily on Instagram

While New York State is home to the Big Apple, New York City, it also boasts irresistible charm as found in its small towns. Set amidst majestic mountains, featuring wonderful wineries, and close to all sorts of outdoor adventure, New York's adorable small towns offer visitors a place to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying the surrounding natural beauty. You’ll discover great places to eat, one-of-a-kind shops, and easy access to some of the state’s best outdoor experiences such as hiking, biking, boating, ziplining, and more! Plan your getaway to one of New York’s amazing small towns today with this guide to some of the best locations in the state. 

Exterior view of the Tudor-style castle mansion Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve
Credit: @lyssavec on Instagram

From its world-renowned wine region and grand Gold Coast estates to its pristine white sand beaches and Hollywood-approved Hamptons hangouts, Long Island exudes luxury.

Aerial view of downtown Albany
Photo credit: @james.hove on Instagram

Around 100,000 people call Albany, the Capital of New York State, home. Known for its exceptional architecture, rich history, eclectic cuisine and arts scene,

Purple lavender plants grow in front of a white barn on a sunny day
Credit: @bristolhillslavenderandflower on Instagram

New York is in bloom! Frolic through fields of wildflowers, tiptoe between rows of colorful tulips, and inhale the scent of fresh lavender in stunningly scenic countrysides from Long Island to the Finger Lakes. Spend a fun-filled day on the farm picking flowers, capturing vibrant photos, taking hay rides, petting farm animals, playing mini golf, and more at these picturesque flower farms across the state.