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Colorful fireworks light up the sky over Niagara Falls

If you’re wondering how to plan the seemingly endless things to do in New York State in the summer, look no further. We’ve planned your weekends for you, allowing you to sample the best of everything

Blue ocean waves crest in front of the Montauk Lighthouse
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It’s no secret that the Empire State has it all. Just hours away from the city that never sleeps is an abundance of outdoor adventures, pristine white sand beaches, scenic hiking trails, family-friendly amusement parks, idyllic small towns, and more. Whether you’re experiencing the Big Apple for the first time and want to extend your trip or you’re a native New Yorker looking for a brief escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 trips you can easily take from New York City this summer.

Travers Stakes At Saratoga Race Course

Get ready for an eventful month – August in New York State is jam-packed with an abundance of varied and exciting activities, including celebrations of music, food, art, comedy, and more. You’ll enjoy

A colorful hot air balloon soars over a waterway at the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally
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July heats up in New York State with an amazing variety of food, music, and regional celebrations for everyone. Head to the Adirondacks for cycling and crafts,

Two orange Adirondack chairs and a large white tent sit on a raised platform in the peaceful forest
Credit: @glampful on Instagram

From intriguing museum exhibits and lavish hotel retreats to adrenaline-pumping mountain biking and luxurious glamping getaways, there’s always something new popping up across the Empire State! Summer is the perfect time to explore it all. Get the crew together and hit the road because we’ve rounded up some of the state’s hottest new openings for you to discover on your next New York adventure.

Bright red, white, and blue fireworks decorate the sky over east river
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Festivals, parades, and air shows, oh my! There’s so much to do in New York State this summer. Try delicious new foods, jam out to live music in beautiful outdoor amphitheaters, take a spin on midway rides, celebrate rich culture and community, watch hot air balloons take flight, and more, all season long. Mark your calendars. Here are some Empire State events you don’t want to miss!