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Posts from November 2019

Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum - Photo Courtesy of Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum

How should you spend a three-day weekend in New York State? Winter brings long holiday weekendsdon't spend them at home, get out and explore! Here are six weekend getaways that bring out the best in winter. During your weekend getaway, please remember to keep six feet apart from others not in your household and bring a mask or face covering to wear when it’s not possible to maintain social distancing. Call ahead or check attraction websites and social media for the most current information on openings and amenity availability while staying as local as possible.​ 

Adirondack Cabin

You don't have to shelter yourself at home from frigid air this winter. Hunker down with a smile in the coziness of a cabin with a view, a fire, and your favorite people (or snuggle solo). New York has no shortage of unique rentals across the state. Here are six cabin vacation ideas you won't want to miss out on this season. 

beacon

The Hudson Valley city of Beacon has blossomed into an art lover’s paradise and a popular weekend getaway thanks to the Dia Art Foundation converting a Nabisco box printing factory on the banks of the Hudson into Dia:Beacon (pictured) in 2003. Now visitors flock to this contemporary and modern art museum and to visit the galleries, restaurants, and bars that have helped make this such a lively community. While a trip up to Beacon is easily doable in a day from New York City, there’s so much more to enjoy, so why not plan your visit over a weekend (especially so you can leave time for a brewpub crawl)?

Building at Ganondagan State Historic Site
Credit: @heatherjordanlarson on Instagram

In recognition of November’s Native American Heritage Month, we’ve put together some of the top places in New York State to learn about the traditions, culture, and contributions of Native Americans. From wampum belts and hand-woven baskets to detailed clothing and authentic log cabins, you’ll discover the fascinating work of the state’s first inhabitants. With interactive exhibits, walking trails, and seasonal events, there’s much to be explored! 

Animal Adventure Park

With a diverse food scene best known for its “Spiedie” sandwiches, a history of technological innovation that shines through today in many of its attractions, and charming carousels that make you feel all of the nostalgia, Binghamton is a happening place that fosters creativity and exploration. “Bing” is also a convenient base to visit the intensely popular Animal Adventure Park! The city is home to two signature annual summer events, the Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally and LUMA, a citywide projection arts festival. Read on for a jam-packed family weekend getaway.

Aire Ancient Bath - Photo Courtesy of Aire Ancient Baths

There are easy escapes from the stress of everyday life right here in New York State. Retreat at these bliss-inducing spas where heated pools and massages will melt away your worries. After an afternoon (or a weekend) ​at these calming retreats, you'll have no trouble facing the world. 

Corning Museum of Glass - Photo Courtesy The Corning Museum of Glass

Have you ever been in a classic Adirondack camp, envied the rustic furniture, and thought, “I could make that!” Or watched the gaffers at the Corning Museum of Glass in the Finger Lakes create a masterpiece before your eyes and wondered if you could do that too? Well you’re in luck! New York State is home to a variety of DIY experiences that allow you to create a unique keepsake from your travels. Whether you like to have a fun, rainy day activity in your back pocket for the kids or plan and reserve your spot for a maker’s workshop months in advance, you’ll find a variety of Destination DIY experiences throughout New York State.

Windham Mountain

When you only see snow on your commute to and from work, of course, winter can feel like a drag. But when you actually escape the bustle of the city for a cozy getaway weekend? Suddenly the fluffy white snow and crystal icicles are like pure magic. No matter what you’re looking for, whether it's skiing, small-town vibes, big-city excitement, or R&R at a resort, we’ve got a trip that’s just right—and less than a three-hour drive from NYC.