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Exterior of at Scribner's Catskill Lodge Pool in Hunter, New York

Love is always in the air in the Empire State! From relaxing poolside in the Catskills to cozying up in a castle in the Finger Lakes to soaking up scenic views of Niagara Falls, pack your bags and let love lead the way on getaway to these 11 romantic destinations in New York State.

A couple standing in the middle of a rows of pink cherry blossoms

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. Photo Credit: @aiaiaicchi on Instagram. 

Lamposts shine along a path under trees resplendent in yellow foliage in Central Park

Against the timeless backdrop of city skylines and enchanting small towns, New York State landmarks and landscapes idyllically display love stories on the big screen. From the timeless charm of Katz's

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
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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. 

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. 

A couple ice skating at Mohonk Mountain House
Credit: @morningtimelimetogether on Instagram

Anybody can do dinner and a moviebut how about impressing that extraordinary someone in your life with an extraordinary date?  With Valentine’s Day soon approaching, planning a special romantic outingwhether it's an evening or a weekendis 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.

Masks are encouraged, but optional in most settings per New York State guidelines. Individual businesses or attractions may require mask wearing. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions and amenities are open and available.

Two chairs stand on a deck overlooking sweeping views of the Catskill mountains at Wylder Windham
Credit: @wylderhotelwind on Instagram

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for some time away together, a romantic getaway is waiting for you in New York State that can accommodate every type of budget. From a cozy countryside inn to a nostalgic mountainside lodge to an opulent Gilded Age castle, treat your sweet to a dreamy couple’s escape

Windham Mountain

When you only see snow on your commute to and from work, of course, winter can feel like a drag. But when you actually escape the bustle of the city for a cozy getaway weekend? Suddenly the fluffy white snow and crystal icicles are like pure magic. No matter what you’re looking for, whether it's skiing, small-town vibes, big-city excitement, or R&R at a resort, we’ve got a trip that’s just right—and less than a three-hour drive from NYC. 

Adirondack Cabin

You don't have to shelter yourself at home from frigid air this winter. Hunker down with a smile in the coziness of a cabin with a view, a fire, and your favorite people (or snuggle solo). New York has no shortage of unique rentals across the state. Here are six cabin vacation ideas you won't want to miss out on this season. 

Aire Ancient Bath - Photo Courtesy of Aire Ancient Baths

There are easy escapes from the stress of everyday life right here in New York State. Retreat at these bliss-inducing spas where heated pools and massages will melt away your worries. After an afternoon (or a weekend) ​at these calming retreats, you'll have no trouble facing the world.