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Aquarium of Niagara

For many of you, spring break is just around the corner! But we know that you’re busy and don’t have time to plan the perfect New York getaway—so we did the hard work for you! These trip ideas are quick, easy, and filled with fun activities to please the whole family. We’ve rounded up kid-friendly lodgings and activities to help you make the most of the warmer weather and free time. Don’t sit out spring break, go find some adventure! Or relaxation. You’ve got options.

A couple standing in the middle of a rows of pink cherry blossoms
Credit: @aiaiaicchi on Instagram

Spring into romance in New York State! From intimate B&Bs to cozy cabin retreats to lovingly-restored historic mansions, it’s the perfect time to surprise your sweetheart with an unforgettable romantic escape. Whether you prefer a springtime stroll through colorful tulips or a romantic dinner aboard a sunset cruise, your love is sure to bloom this season with these 11 romantic spring getaways. 

Tulips and other colorful blooms on display at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens' Spring Flower Exhibit

March is a month of celebration in New York State. Commemorate Women’s History Month by exploring the state’s rich history of the Women’s Rights Movement. Join the revelry of St. Patrick’s Day at one of the many parades and festivals taking place from New York City to Buffalo.

An aerial view of Sagamore Resort on the edge of bright blue Lake George with the Minne Ha Ha ship passing before it
Credit: Courtesy of Sagamore Resort

Get ready for some eggcellent springtime fun with colorful events, festive brunches, and more across New York State. With Easter taking place March 31 and Passover from April 22 through April 30 this year, and events taking place the week before the both holidays, there’s tons of exciting opportunities to celebrate. Here’s where you can find holiday activities and events in the Empire State.

Syracuse St. Patrick's Day Parade - Photo by James Cahill

How do you celebrate Saint Patrick's Day? Whether you hail from Irish ancestry or just want to get decked out in green, here are some St. Patrick's Day parades and festivals in New York State to make this holiday the best one yet. Céad míle fáilte to New York!

A person in a hat, white jacket, jeans, and tan boots walks down a snow-covered path toward a wooden treehouse covered in white lights
Credit: @michaelscott87 on Instagram

Love is always in the air in New York State! Whether you’re deciding where to take your Valentine, planning a memorable first date, or celebrating a monumental anniversary, surprise your partner with a unique date without breaking the bank. From museum date nights to igloo dining under the stars to tasty food tours, plan your next date in the Empire State. 

View of Lake George from Buck Mountain

Make 2024 a year of new opportunities, and most important of all, new travel experiences! If you’ve been gazing wistfully at the stars wondering where on Earth you’ll set foot this year, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of must-see trips can’t-miss events to add to your calendar for 2024. So what are you waiting for?! Start planning your trip today.    

Exterior of a walkway lined with white pillars and various shades of pink roses.
Credit: @lawrenceanthonyphoto on Instagram

Looking for the perfect place to pop the question? There’s no denying that in New York State we ❤️ love. Niagara Falls is the honeymoon capital of the world, New York City is the country’s most romantic city to propose in, and romance can be found around every corner of the state. Whether you choose a dramatic waterfall in the Finger Lakes or a luxurious castle in the 1000 Islands, your partner is bound to say “yes” with these 36 stunning New York proposal spots. 

Exterior of a large snow-covered lodge resort illuminated in yellow light at night time
Photo courtesy of Lake Placid Lodge 

What’s better than snowy outdoor adventures, relaxing spa escapes, and rip-roaring indoor water parks? Being able to do it all and more all in one place! Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend to unwind or an exciting family retreat filled with outdoor thrills, plan an unforgettable New York getaway without ever leaving your resort. From a Catskill lodge with the state’s largest indoor water park to a ski retreat in Chautauqua-Allegheny, indulge in winter bliss at these 14 all-in-one resorts.  

A look at the One More River to Cross exhibit at the  Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
CREDIT: @JADEPHOTOGRAPHS ON INSTAGRAM

Museums, attractions, and cultural institutions across New York State are commemorating Black History Month this February with special programs and events honoring and celebrating the great contributions and achievements of African Americans. From art workshops to live performances to moving exhibits, find unique and meaningful ways to celebrate and understand Black history, culture, and heritage with these family-friendly events.