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A plate full of buffalo wings with celery and cups of blue cheese

From Buffalo wings and beef on weck to international delicacies and world-famous food festivals, Greater Niagara’s food scene is unlike any other! As a renowned melting pot for diverse dishes and dining experiences, there’s something to please every palate from delicious hidden gems to decadent fine dining. Be sure to bring your appetite because here’s everything you have to eat in Greater Niagara.

Vineyard rows
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One way to see the diverse landscapes of New York State is by visiting its wineries. Some are nestled into sloping lakeshores while others are tucked into the woods, or

Two hot air balloons soar through the blue skies over the green forests at Letchworth
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From private helicopter rides and hot air balloon flights to behind-the-scenes tours and over-the-top stays, get the VIP treatment in the Empire State! It’s no secret that New York is packed with once-in-a-lifetime adventures, but if you're looking for something a little more exclusive, we’ve got you covered. Cruise through Finger Lakes Wine Country on a private boat, have a castle all to yourself in the Thousand Islands, and much more. 

A dish with fried chicken stacked on it from Hattie's
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The Capital-Saratoga region (or as foodies call it, the 51Ate) is a hub for distinct and drool-worthy delicacies. Saratoga has one of the highest number of

A bottle of wine sits next to two glasses of white wine on a wooden table in front of a view of Seneca lake
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It’s not everywhere that you can experience so many diverse wine regions all in one state! Sip, swirl, and relax in New York, home to over 35,000 acres of wine country and the nation’s third-largest wine-producing state. From Long Island’s superb reds and sprawling farmland vineyards to the Finger Lakes’ internationally-acclaimed whites and dazzling lakeside views, New York’s wine regions are waiting for you to explore! Here’s how to make the most of your time in Empire State wine country. 

Ithaca Beer Company

Craft brewing is not only a huge part of New York’s history but an important part of its present as well. Brewers increasingly draw on ingredients, from hops to seasonal fruits, which showcase New York flavor and creativity. Even better, nearly every spot on this list serves delicious beer-compatible local bites to pair with a pint. Read on for 11 of the best brewery experiences across the state. 

Letchworth State Park

We present some of the best places to feast al fresco in New York State. From a riverbank overlooking whitewater rapids to spacious, landscaped parks, get outside and discover New York State’s most picnic-perfect places! All travelers in New York State are encouraged to recreate safely, responsibly, and locally when enjoying the outdoors​. 

Green trees and blues skies in the Catskills from Overlook Mountain

Escape to the natural and vast beauty of the Catskills, where scenic trails and summits, idyllic mountain towns, thriving arts scenes, and unique spectacles offer endless low-cost adventures for

Statue of Liberty at night

With so many exciting and thrilling attractions throughout the state, it’s hard to decide where to start. These dazzling destinations are popular for a reason with one-of-a-kind adventures around every corner, waiting for you to experience. We’ve put together a list of New York’s most popular attractions from award-winning Broadway shows and Bricktastic theme parks to scenic railroad rides and boat cruises that are 100% worth the hype (and the lines). 

Broadway and 47th Street illuminated by billboards and passing traffic at night

Broadway is back! You can see it in the bright lights, the roar of applause emanating from the theaters, and the familiar buzz and energy on the streets of New York City’s Theater District. From