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Posts from December 2023

Frozen waterfall at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
Credit: @kelvin_krimaging on Instagram

New York State offers endless outdoor adventures, from thrill rides on ziplines and mountain coasters to pulse-pounding mountain hikes. But what if you want a quiet walk in the woods or along the water or even to see a majestic waterfall? Some place to stretch your legs or get the kids outdoors without too much fuss? Well, New York has you covered there, too, with scenic, easy winter walks and nature trails perfect for a solitary break or a family excursion.


Tucked into timeless landscapes — enchanted mountains, tranquil lakes, and vivacious vineyards welcome you into evergreen adventures in the Chautauqua-Allegheny region. From boundless parks and great

Silver orbs hang from a room lined with mirrors on all sides
Photo courtesy of Yayoi Kasuma, David Zwirner, Ota Fine Arts, and Victoria Miro

Whether you're an art lover, history buff, or pop culture enthusiast, New York State's world-class museums are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. What better way to warm up during the winter months than by spending the day exploring an exciting exhibit. From the first ever exhibition dedicated to Long Island native Billy Joel to a live animal display featuring two-toed sloths, there really is something for everyone. Be sure to add these must-see Empire State exhibits to your winter itinerary before they're gone! 

Two chairs stand on a deck overlooking sweeping views of the Catskill mountains at Wylder Windham
Credit: @wylderhotelwind on Instagram

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for some time away together, a romantic getaway is waiting for you in New York State that can accommodate every type of budget. From a cozy countryside inn to a nostalgic mountainside lodge to an opulent Gilded Age castle, treat your sweet to a dreamy couple’s escape

Aerial view of the Bear Mountain Bridge in the snow

From the snowy shores of Lake George to the frozen falls of the Finger Lakes to the spectacular cityscapes of New York City, all corners of the Empire State transform into a winter wonderland.

Skis standing up in the snow in front of the Bristol Mountain Lodge

Whether you’re a skier, aprés-skier, or just looking for a winter weekend full of wonder, New York has mountains of fun for everyone. After hitting the slopes in the state with the most ski areas,

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

Explore New York State’s cultural offerings with unique and surprising experiences at any time of the year. With storied theaters, incomparable art collections, and museums of great historical significance, prepare to be inspired. For captivating performances, historic locations, and incredible artwork—head out into great New York State. 

A person watches the sunrise from Artists Rock at North-South Campground

Now is the perfect time to make 2024 resolutions and new year goals for renewal and self-discovery. Whether you choose to get fit, eat healthier, try a new experience or learn a craft, want to de-stress, or just desire a "new year, new you," New York has options to help you achieve your goals. Don’t procrastinate. Get started on your New Year’s resolutions today!

Aerial view of Mohonk Mountain House in winter
Credit: @ianpoley on Instagram

Start the new year in New York State in style by warming up with a host of fun, exciting, and delicious events! Whether you want to take in a two-for-one show on

Nicole Brydon Bloom and Blake Ritson in a scene from the Gilded Age filmed at Old Westbury Gardens
Credit: Barbara Nitke/Courtesy of HBO

Want to immerse yourself in the New York high society of yesteryear? As HBO’s The Gilded Age wraps up its second season, the battles between New York’s ‘old and