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Posts from October 2020

A Chinese building at the New York Chinese Scholar's Garden

Have you been daydreaming of far-off places and yearning to pack your bags for a globetrotting experience? Look no further for unique destinations that will make you feel like you’re traveling the world without leaving New York State. New York’s diversity is rooted in its immigrant history, with people from many different cultures calling the state home and creating attractions to remind them of where they came from—from traditional Chinese and Japanese gardens to inviting Scottish inns to restaurants with Senegalese and Mexican flavors. Ready to get exploring?

Cradle of Aviation Museum, Photo Courtesy of Cradle of Aviation Museum

School looks different this year, but that doesn’t mean that the tradition of field trips exploring New York State’s inspiring attractions has to change! These DIY field trips can get you and your kids out into nature or exploring attractions while learning about history, culture, music, art, science, and the environment, all while keeping a New York State of Mind.

Diners sit at picnic tables at Ollie's Pizza in High Falls
Credit: @JoshGoleman, Courtesy of @Ollies.Pizza

New York State is renowned for fine dining, contemporary cuisine, seafood shacks, and cozy gastropubs. One of the most exciting developments for food enthusiasts is the continued rise of farm-to-table restaurants in New York. This is a state with over 30,000 farms, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, and an increasing number of breweries, cideries, restaurants, and other establishments that place farm-fresh ingredients at the top of their dining menu. Read on for 11 of the best farm-to-table dining experiences in New York.

Bronx Zoo

Where can you find Yankee Stadium, home to the 27-time World Series champions, as well as the birthplace of hip-hop and the largest urban zoo in the country? If you guessed the borough of The Bronx in New York City, you are correct! When you are looking for a quick getaway that has sports, art, history, nature, amazing food and drinks, AND is a short train ride or drive away, The Bronx is the place to be. In just 48 hours, you can discover many of the amazing things that make up the “Boogie Down Bronx.”