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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. 

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. 

Hunter Mountain - Fall - Photo by Beautiful Destinations

In the fall, New York State is struck with magnificent fall foliage. From Long Island to the Thousand Islands-Seaway, one can see a kaleidoscope of colors. Sadly, these will be gone before you know it. So, check out some of New York’s most Instagram-worthy foliage spots and make sure you bring your camera!

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

Embrace your inner farmer and refresh your spirit on a New York farmstay. 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. 

Taste of Buffalo

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.)

New York City Pride March; Photograph: Carl Timpone for BFA

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.