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A car's headlights are visible as it rolls down a NYC Chinatown street at night under the glow of hundreds of colorful Chinese Lanterns

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Get set to celebrate the Lunar New Year in New York State! The Lunar, or Chinese, New Year is celebrated for 16 days, from New Year's Eve on January 21 to the

The sun peeks over snow-covered trees at John Boyd Thacher State Park in winter
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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 musical

A child in a pink helmet is taught to ski at Greek Peak Mountain Resort
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Skiing is a great outdoor family activity that provides winter fun and excitement for every age group and skill level. In New York State, it’s easy to find plenty of ski areas that make winter getaways easy, fun, and carefree for the whole family.

The Statue of Liberty and other landmarks made of plant material at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show
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It’s going to be a festive December in New York State, with a variety of activities and events to get you into the holiday spirit. Travel back to the Gilded Age, check out the holiday happenings at one of the greatest wonders of the world

A group of people walking along the snow in front of Bristol Mountain ski resort in the evening. Purple lights are reflected on the snow, large pine trees and glowing lights can be seen from inside the glass walls of the resort.

Ski season is getting underway! Whether you're a city dweller or a nature lover, beginner or pro, New York State has a ski area perfect for you. In addition to challenging high peaks, scenic trails,

Taughannock Falls and surrounding fall foliage

New York State’s amazing fall foliage dazzles visitors from around the world and forms the perfect backdrop for a multitude of natural wonders. One of the best ways to view the vibrant, amazing leaves

Antique boats on the water on a sunny day at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton.

New York State is kicking off the summer in style with an exciting and eclectic mix of great events. From music and art festivals to motorcycle rallies, cultural and historical celebrations, sports

Front exterior of Palace Performing Arts Center in Albany.

Spring showers bring plenty of opportunities to step indoors and discover an amazing variety of exciting, educational, and tasty things to do in New York State. From skating on the famed Olympic oval to relaxing at a renowned spa, discovering niche museums, and more—find new inspiration with these unique rainy day experiences.

A blue aircraft with yellow wings suspended within the glass walled Cradle of Aviation Museum

New York's waterways, railroads, highways, and airfields have helped shape our nation, and attractions from scenic railroads to canal cruises, and museums not only showcase how New York contributed to

A group of young women in winter clothing huddle together to take a selfie inside the blueish white ice castle entrance

New York State is ready to welcome visitors this winter for some unforgettable experiences. This winter, travelers have plenty of options for new things to see and do, from spectacular colorful