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From chicken spiedies and grape pie to bagels and barbeque, food is serious business in New York State. Whether you’re a cheese aficionado, Buffalo wing enthusiast or in the mood to eat some of the best barbeque in the state, food festivals in New York have got you covered. Think beyond your regular carnival, fried-food fare, and try some of the freshest, regional treats you can’t get anywhere else, all while enjoying live music, food competitions, rides and games for the whole family. Just don’t forget your appetite.

From naval air shows and local varietals to internationally acclaimed ballet, New York State is bustling with activities this July. Here are some top picks from around the state. (And we didn’t forget about America’s birthday: Head here to read about some of the amazing things to do in New York for the Fourth of July.)

Summer is officially here, and that means it’s time to hit the beach! And New York has some amazing ones, from the sandy coast of Long Island to the serene lakesides of the Adirondacks, and the seemingly endless horizon of Lake Ontario. (Fun fact: New York is the only state with coastlines on an ocean as well as the Great Lakes.) Check out some of some of New York’s most stunningly Instagram-worthy waterfronts below, then grab some sunblock, a beach towel, and your camera. and get yourself (and your whole crew) to a New York beach. Summer will be over before you know it.

The ice has thawed. The sun is shining. It’s spring, and that means festivals - a lot of them - all across New York. Groove to country music, dabble in wine tasting, watch a movie and frolic through the flowers. Here are your must-catch festivals across the Empire State this summer.

This June you can rock out at Hunter Mountain, groove to jazz in Saratoga and Rochester, drink wine from all over New York State, check out America's largest touring motorcycle rally and catch the third leg of the Triple Crown. Or you can fill your entire month with Pride celebrations all over the state. There are endless possibilities for June festivities in New York State. Here are are just a few of the ones you can’t miss.

Spring has sprung, and summer is around the corner! The time to plan your family vacation is now, and we’re here to help. From beachside and bayside to the insides of the museum, here are five summer weekend getaway ideas that are fab for the whole fam. Cool off, hang out and enjoy what the weather gods have handed to us!…