Don't let the thermometer fool you! Summer is around the corner and you need to act now to book your perfect summer vacation because some of New York State's most beautiful destinations fill up before spring is over. Here are a few places places around NYS where you need to act fast if you want to visit this summer.


Shinn Estate Vineyards
At this Adirondacks gem, you can relax while you explore the winery and vineyard, or lose yourself in the surrounding farmlands. If you're looking for something a little more active, boating, fishing and even yoga classes are available nearby. The Farmhouse Inn makes for a great romantic weekend getaway, and it's even more beautiful in the warm weather, so book now!

Camping & Boating 
Looking to rough it? Reserve a spot at one of the Adirondacks' best campgrounds. If you plan to do any water activities--like kayaking, fishing or waterskiing--during your stay, be sure to reserve a boat ahead at Swiss Marine and Boat or Mirror Lake Boat Rentals. You can even rent a boat and cruise the Erie Canal for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But hurry! Vessels at places like Low Bridge Charters book up before summer arrives.

Hudson House River Inn
The Hudson Valley comes alive in the warmer months, and one of the most beautiful spots is at the Hudson House. Located in Cold Spring, it perfectly blends luxury with nature. You can feel like like high society at this getaway right on the water. Rooms fill up fast, so book now for your milestone events, like a bachelorette party getaway or an anniversary trip.

Mohonk Mountain House
Travel to New Paltz and drive up a long, winding driveway where a Victorian castle awaits you. The Mohonk Mountain House is a unique resort positioned along the banks of Lake Mohonk, surrounded by carefully landscaped gardens and pristine wilderness. Relax and renew at the spa, or indulge in one of the many outdoor activities. The Mohonk Mountain House is great for family vacations, a trip with friends or a nice restorative weekend alone.

Fire Island Lighthouse - Photo by NYS ESD

Fire Island 
Head to this barrier island to soak up some sunshine and let the waves over your toes as you walk along the pristine beaches. Book your spot at the Watch Hill campground, or grab a room at the Fire Island Hotel & Resort--but do it fast, because both book quick! While you're there, be sure to stop by the Fire Island Lighthouse for an elevated view of the dunes and salt marsh.

Beekman Arms & Delamater
Consider yourself a history buff? Soak in the summer air at the Beekman Arms, America's oldest continuously operated inn. The village inn is in the center of Rhinebeck, so you can walk to restaurants, antique shops, theaters and stores--right from your room. Explore the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Library while you're there for a glimpse into the president's life and legacy.

Saratoga Race Course Photo Courtesy of Saratoga County Chamber

Saratoga Race Course
Watch a horse race at this historic course, which has hosted thoroughbred races since 1863. But Saratoga isn't just about racing. Enjoy a spa treatment at Roosevelt Baths or play a round at the beautiful Saratoga National Golf Club! Don't forget to book your stay at the Saratoga Arms, the best hotel in Saratoga according to TripAdvisor. But do it fast! The best activities and places to stay in Saratoga tend to book up well in advance.

Blue Lagoon Resort
Lake George in the summertime is a tried and true family destination. If you've never been, this is your year! At the Blue Lagoon Resort, you and your family can enjoy cottage accommodations right on the water for a weekly rate. Rent a boat to make the experience truly unforgettable. Cottages are significantly cheaper in the early summer, so book those now!


Ocean Resort Inn
Located in Montauk, the Ocean Resort Inn has the luxury of the Hamptons but the rustic feeling of the Adirondacks. With everything from beach hammocks to horseback riding, this place has it all. Enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic under the sun at this breezy getaway.

Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
Watkins Glen is a perfect example of the waterside majesty of the Finger Lakes. On Seneca Lake in the heart of wine country, there is a breathtaking lake view everywhere you look. Spacious rooms and close proximity to the lake and boat culture, you'll feel like you were born to be on the water. A great place for a wedding, so reserve your spot now!

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