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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.

 
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.

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,

Cherry Esplanade - bright pink cherry blossoms canopy over a paved pathway through green grass
Credit: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

New York State is home to thousands of incredible attractions that satisfy any interest, many of which have accessibility features for visitors with disabilities, including programs specifically designed for travelers who are blind or have low vision. A number of cultural institutions are also offering live and taped accessible virtual events with audio descriptions and other accessibility features.

George Eastman House

New York State is home to thousands of incredible attractions that satisfy any interest, many of which have accessibility features for visitors with disabilities, including programs specifically designed for travelers who are Deaf or are hard of hearing. A number of cultural institutions are also offering live and taped accessible virtual events with captions, ASL interpreters and other accessibility features.

Nancy's of Woodstock Artisanal Creamery

We all scream for ice cream—and New York State, where the ice cream sundae was invented, has some of the very best. From trendy artisan-run shops, featuring unique flavors you won’t find anywhere

NYC Times Square

Excited about the Grammy awards? So are we! New York State has been the muse for many a songwriter, so we put together this playlist of some of our favorites to serve as inspiration for your next…