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Posts from June 2023

View the clouds over Chautauqua Lake from the rocky shoreline of Long Point State Park

What better way to experience a rare cosmic event than amid the enchanting mountains, tranquil lakes, and bountiful vineyards of the gorgeous Chautauqua-Allegheny region? From Great Lake views to

Blue ocean waves crest in front of the Montauk Lighthouse
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It’s no secret that the Empire State has it all. Just hours away from the city that never sleeps is an abundance of outdoor adventures, pristine white sand beaches, scenic hiking trails, family-friendly amusement parks, idyllic small towns, and more. Whether you’re experiencing the Big Apple for the first time and want to extend your trip or you’re a native New Yorker looking for a brief escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 trips you can easily take from New York City this summer. 

A white lighthouse with the backdrop of a orange and purple sunset
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With endless waterside vistas, unobstructed skies, and so many towns and cities in the path of direct totality, plan to be in the Thousand Islands-Seaway for

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Whether you prefer your donuts filled or ring-shaped, glazed or powdered, for breakfast or as a dessert, or even whether you spell them “donuts” or “doughnuts," one thing everyone can agree on is that these masterpieces of sweet fried dough are a delicious treat. We’ve rounded up some of New York State’s finest doughy delights in honor of not one but two National Donut Days on June 2 and November 5. 

Adirondack Night Sky

There is truly no place like the Adirondacks to experience the Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. For a totally tantalizing time, set your sights toward the “Path of Totality” which includes various

Orange and purple sunset over Lake Ontario
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There’s no shortage of picturesque Finger Lakes views to pair with your total solar eclipse experience on April 8, 2024. Witness this once-in-a-lifetime event from

Waters races down Niagara Falls at sunset
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The skies are about to become even more breathtaking than normal on April 8, 2024 in Greater Niagara! Get ready to view the total solar eclipse while overlooking the

A colorful hot air balloon soars over a waterway at the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally
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July heats up in New York State with an amazing variety of food, music, and regional celebrations for everyone. Head to the Adirondacks for cycling and crafts,

The cascading water of Niagara Falls illuminated in Pride colors
Credit: Nils Schlebusch

Pride is ingrained in the fabric of New York State. LGBTQ trailblazers from Marsha P. Johnson to Alice Austen to Alvin Ailey called the Empire State home while historic events

Formal gardens in front of OHEKA CASTLE Hotel and Estate in Long Island, NY.
Credit: @noerosetravel on Instagram

Welcome to New York, Swifties, it’s been waiting for you. Live your best vacation life on a trip to New York State with itineraries featuring places from iconic lyrics, music videos, and even a few gems frequented by Taylor herself in her New Yorker era.