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A well lit underground pathway at howes caverns
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No matter your travel style or interests, there are still great last-minute getaways awaiting in New York State - even if you haven’t made your reservations yet! From

Colorful plants surround a floral painting at the Capital Region Flower and Garden Show

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New York State bids farewell to winter and says hello to spring in March with an exciting array of fun activities sure to please everyone. From St. Patrick’s

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

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

Views of Manhattan buildings from the Top of the Rock observatory

Updated: 03/24/2022

Who says New York City has to be expensive? We rounded up great finds to help you plan your city getaway, no matter if you’re on a budget or looking to treat yourself to a luxury experience. Let this be your guide to everything from the free (or nearly free) to the most extravagant ways to experience skyscrapers, the world’s best culture scene, epic eats, and so much more.