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Author: Anna Pakman

Anna Pakman is VP of Digital Marketing for Empire State Development / NYS Division of Tourism. She’s an avid traveler and foodie.

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.

Marble + Rye Burger

There's nothing like biting into a juicy, perfectly grilled burger with just the right combination of toppings. We rounded up some of the best places across New York State to get your fix of this national treasure. Warning: reading this blog post will definitely make you crave a burger.

Kids playing at the Strong National Museum of Play
Updated 3/23/23

Kids grow up fast—almost too fast. While you won’t be able to keep them little and cute forever, you will be able to create plenty of memories during a much-needed family getaway.

Empire State Carousel at the Farmers Museum

Originally published Jan 04, 2018

What do the stars have in store for you this year? A fabulous New York State adventure, of course! Find your perfect vacation with our handy guide to the top spots for every sign of the zodiac.

Marea, New York City

You already know that New York is the best state for pizza, but today, we're focusing on another famous carb + sauce Italian-inspired dish. You guessed it, we're talking pasta, and New York has bowls and bowls of it—including its very own regional specialty. From affordable local gems to tony hot spots, there’s no better place to enjoy pasta. 

NYC with Central Park

Updated: June 30, 2023

New York City is full of accessible attractions that are ready to welcome visitors of all abilities, from world-class museums to hidden gems that you’ve got to see to believe

Montauk Lighthouse

Once made up of quaint farming and fishing villages on the South Fork of Long Island’s East End, the area known as “The Hamptons” has transformed into a playground of the rich and famous. With

Manhattan city skyline at dusk

New York, New York: a city so good they named it twice. If you're dreaming of world-class cultural institutions, strolling through Central Park, awe-inspiring views from atop skyscrapers,

Broadway and 47th Street illuminated by billboards and passing traffic at night

Broadway is back! You can see it in the bright lights, the roar of applause emanating from the theaters, and the familiar buzz and energy on the streets of New York City’s Theater District. From

The front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Credit: @dario.nyc on Instagram

Whether you’re looking for a cultural field trip close to home or trying to find interesting diversions online, New York’s museums offer exciting options. In late winter and early spring, many institutions introduce new programming and noteworthy exhibitions, and this year is no exception! Read on for new exhibits at New York State museums, in-person or virtual. There’s something for everyone, from major art retrospectives to new family-friendly exhibits to inspiring historical showcases with a timely twist.