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Cooperstown - Photos Courtesy of ThisIsCooperstown.com

While the National Baseball Hall of Fame has given Cooperstown a sporty reputation, there is far more to discover in this town beyond the outfield. Imagine award-winning craft beer, art galleries,

DUMBO manhattan bridge at night

Home to dozens of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct culture, character, and history, Brooklyn is a treasure trove of enormous diversity. Representing hundreds of cultures and languages, there’s an amazing sense of community between Brooklynites from all corners of the borough that you won’t find anywhere else. Bursting with art, history, nature, amazing food, and views, there’s no shortage of things to see and do.

Beacon

The Hudson Valley city of Beacon is a popular weekend getaway, where small town charm meets an art lover’s paradise. Home to the renowned Dia Beacon along with other contemporary and modern art museums, restaurants, adorable boutique shops, and a hopping craft beverage scene, the opportunities for activities are endless, so why not plan your visit over a weekend? Here's how to make the most out your time in Beacon! 

Rochester

From beautiful parks to a lively arts and culture scene, Rochester has everything you need for a scenic escape filled with diverse activities for visitors of all ages and interests. Home to two of

Ice at Canalside - Photo Courtesy of Visit Buffalo Niagara by Joe Cascio

Want to see one of the world's finest collections of modern and contemporary art and get sprayed by waterfalls all in one day? Take a weekend trip to Buffalo, which was named one of the 50 best places to travel in 2024 by Forbes. Niagara Falls' dramatic cascades are spectacular in any season and Buffalo’s night scene is just as vibrant as its art. As a perfect complement to seeing this natural wonder, you can take in some of the best that Buffalo has to offer, from world-class art and architecture to entertainment and foodeven if you’ve only got a weekend.

New Year's Eve fireworks over Manhattan

It’s time to celebrate New Year’s in New York State! Welcome 2024 with a First Day hike at a state park or trail, explore a wildlife refuge, or drive through an amazing light display. Want to stay home while you toast to the new year? Enjoy virtual ball drops, and home-based family-friendly activities courtesy of New York attractions.

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and surrounding buildings at night

New York serves as the setting for many of the most memorable holiday movies and TV show episodes ever made. Seeing the sparkling lights of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree or watching the New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square is inspiring on screen, especially when it’s not possible to see these iconic symbols in person. Fortunately, these and other New York holiday traditions are available anytime and anywhere, thanks to these movies and TV shows that will get you in a festive mood while allowing you to experience New York-style holiday spirit. Let a classic scene from one of these gems inspire a future holiday season trip to New York State! 

Two red star balloons with the word "Believe" written in cursive float along the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route
Credit: @throughkelseyslens on Instagram

Thanksgiving is a time for laughter, love, and sharing. Bond with the people you love, doing your favorite activities as you celebrate in New York State.

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum - Photo Courtesy of Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

Lovers of comedy should make it a point to visit Jamestown, home of the National Comedy Center, the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, and Desilu Studios. In this small town, there are plenty of

Sunrise over The Trapps at Mohonk Preserve by Gerald Berliner

Itching to get out of the big city? Here are 10 car-free weekend getaways to smaller towns and cities that offer access to engaging activities, not to mention some incredible scenery!

Updated 6/21/24