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Author: Marta Zielinska

Marta Zielinska is the Managing Editor of ILOVENY.com.

A glass of West Kill Brewing beer with a view of the mountains in the Catskills
Credit: @westkillbrewing on Instagram

Not only can you drink New York’s beloved beers at its acclaimed breweries, you can also find beautiful beer gardens and unique spots across every region

Peek ‘n Peak Resort & Spa

Western New York is well-known for its lake effect snow, which can bring feet upon feet of fresh powder to the marvelous mountains of the Greater Niagara and Chautauqua-Allegheny regions. Buffalo, the

Members of Ballet Hispanico perform a routine
Photo Credit: Ben McKeown, courtesy of the American Dance Festival

From Ballet Hispánico's mesmerizing performances to the cultural treasures housed in Buffalo AKG Art Museum, explore the mosaic of

Barrel saunas stand in a serene lakeside garden at the Lake House on Canandaigua
Credit: @lakehousecdga on Instagram

Feel the demands of daily life melt away as you indulge in a world of tranquility and rejuvenation on a wellness retreat steeped in luxury in New York State.

A colorful mural that reads "Harlem" at the Graffiti Hall of Fame
Credit: Kim McVeigh

From a restaurant lauded as New York City’s best by the New York Times to a museum that explores the Underground Railroad in New York to a theater dedicated to African American performance art, add these spots run by amazing Black leaders to your itinerary on your next New York State getaway.  

The Canandaigua Lady, a replica of a 19th-century double-decker paddlewheel boat, on the lake at sunset surrounded by fall foliage

Get out on the water and see New York State’s marvelous fall foliage from a different perspective! Witness the beautiful shades of autumn reflected on the water’s surface as you cruise along historic canals, pristine lakes, and tranquil rivers

Coney Mountain from Route 30 in Tupper Lake

New York State transforms into a patchwork of luscious red, orange, and yellow foliage in the fall, but the magic won’t last long! To help you plan your fall getaway, here's a look at where to see

Orange metal chairs stand next to tables in the outdoor patio decked out with draping flowers and vines outside Contento in East Harlem

Photo credit: Anna Pakman

From a center dedicated to showcasing Deaf artists to a restaurant that’s raising the bar on inclusivity to an accessible camping experience, these New York destinations

View the clouds over Chautauqua Lake from the rocky shoreline of Long Point State Park

What better way to experience a rare cosmic event than amid the enchanting mountains, tranquil lakes, and bountiful vineyards of the gorgeous Chautauqua-Allegheny region? From Great Lake views to

The cascading water of Niagara Falls illuminated in Pride colors
Credit: Nils Schlebusch

Pride is ingrained in the fabric of New York State. LGBTQ trailblazers from Marsha P. Johnson to Alice Austen to Alvin Ailey called the Empire State home while historic events