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Posts from May 2021

A brick building behind purple flowers

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend this year with a history tour of New York! June 19–20 is a Path Through History Weekend, a chance to celebrate the rich and vibrant past across New York State. Below, we’ve selected 12 can’t-miss things to do, featuring poetry, comedy, military history, and more, some in person, others available online. Check out the Path Through History event site for all of the historical and educational attractions hosting exciting programming over the weekend!

Waterfalls surrounded by greenery in Letchworth State Park
Credit: @kb.hikes on Instagram

Summer is the time to create long-lasting family memories in New York State. Exciting opportunities for fun await, from state-of-the-art theme parks to activities on the water to kid-friendly picturesque parks. Thrill-seeking families will find ziplines and mountain coasters; those in search of relaxation can visit beaches or take gentle hikes to waterfalls. There’s literally something for everyone to make a New York State family vacation one of the most memorable of a lifetime.

The entrance sign to Legoland New York flanked by two Lego towers

Families have yet another reason to plan a trip to New York State this summer: the new LEGOLAND® is about to open! This theme park, the largest LEGOLAND ever, is specially designed for children ages 2-12, with 50 rides, shows, and attractions spread out over 150 acres. Located in the Hudson Valley village of Goshen, just 60 miles northwest of New York City, LEGOLAND will bring serious family fun to your summer. LEGOLAND opens for previews beginning May 29. During Previews, LEGOLAND New York Resort will welcome guests into six of its seven lands: Brick Street, Bricktopia, LEGO® NINJAGO® World, LEGO Castle, LEGO City, and Miniland. To reserve dates and single-day tickets, visit LEGOLAND New York Resort’s online reservation system. During Preview days, face coverings will be required for LEGOLAND New York Resort employees and guests in accordance with LEGOLAND New York’s COVID-19 guidelines. Here are 7 amazing experiences to expect at LEGOLAND New York. 

Two people sitting on a bench in front of Otsego Lake

New York State has more than 9,700 miles of lake, river, and ocean shoreline, plus many impressive public swimming pools, which means that it’s easy to find a place to cool off on a hot day in summer. From world-class surfing beaches to calm-watered coves to crystal-clear lakes and spacious pools, here is your guide to some of the best places to swim in New York State.

A purple and pink sunset over the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel
Credit: @stevehoehler22 on Instagram

This summer, show your partner that you love them, and that you love New York! Take off on a romantic getaway in New York State and experience places to stay that are perfect for couples, from resorts with rejuvenating spas to luxurious glamping sites to waterfront hotels and charming B&Bs. Add in a fun activity, from hiking to a waterfall to shopping on a walkable Main Street to visiting a museum, and you have the perfect ingredients for memorable romantic getaways in New York!