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Skate Rink at Empire State Plaza

Midwinter school breaks can be a blast for the whole family - as long as you've got a solid plan in place. Avoid cabin fever this winter with a fabulous New York adventure. Check out some of these great ideas - we've got something for all ages - and start planning your winter break now.  It will be here before you know it.  

Snow tubing at Hunter Mountain. Photogaph by NYS ESD

Anybody can do dinner and a movie--but how about impressing that special someone with an out-of-the-ordinary date? Planning a special romantic outing--whether it's an evening or a weekend--is a sure way to make you a hero, and New York State provides a breathtaking array of activities that will help you break the ice on a new romance, or warm up a lifelong partnership.

Old Westbury Gardens

2018 is here! Have you started planning your travels for the year? For a little inspiration, check out these must-see locations you need to see before the clock strikes 2019. From a mountain coaster in New York's southwest corner to elegant mansions on Long Island, there’s more than enough to fill your 2018 calendar. So, put in for some vacation days and check on those school breaks: New York State adventure awaits. 

Village of Lights at the North Pole

It’s the most wonderful time of the year - and New York State is jam packed with festivities the whole family will love. Spend your December days exploring a winter village, stopping by the North Pole, and ringing in the New Year in Times Square. No matter what mother nature serves up this month, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in New York State!

Holiday Valley Ski Center

New York is magical in the winter. The state's iconic mountains and valleys are blanketed in snow, its lakes and rivers sparkle with ice, and its cities come alive with holiday revelry. And the dropping temperatures don't slow things downfar from it. Whether you want to zoom down a mountain, race through one of the nation's most fun museums, or just chill out by the pool, New York has you covered this winter. 

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze - Photo Courtesy of Historic Hudson Valley

It’s fall in New York State… can you feel it in the air? The landscape is starting to change color (see our Fall Foliage Report for the latest updates) and the winds are beginning to chill. New York State is jam packed with fall events to make any autumn lover swoon. From spooky fright fests and Halloween parades to film festivals and food, you’ll soon realize why fall is the best time to travel to the Empire State. 

credit Joe Pompili

If you want to stay somewhere really unique, you may want to consider one of New York State's farmstays. Help out with chores like milking cows and gathering eggs, enjoy a slice of country fun, or simply relax amid soothing green acres. From rustic farmhouse to polished B&B, New York has a perfect country home for everyone. 

Utsayantha Mountain

Fall is the perfect season for exploring New York. The sunny days, cool nights, and gorgeous scenery make for fantastic outdoor adventures. Orchards and Oktoberfests showcase some of New York's most flavorful assets - and of course there's Halloween, which is perhaps the New Yorkiest holiday of all. Use our bucket list to help build yourself a perfect season, from Labor Day to Thanksgiving. Time to get going: Before you know it winter will be here.

Travers Stakes At Saratoga Race Course

New York State is the place to be in the summertime, and August is no exception, with plenty of super fun events the whole family will enjoy. From balloon rallies and comedy festivals to horse races and BBQ fests, your calendar will be jam packed with exciting New York State excursions.