Menu Close

Posts from October 2014

Late Fall Offers Lodging Deals in New York's Great Northern Catskills of Greene County

Greene County, N.Y. - Known as the "shoulder season" in the travel business, the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas represent a time of discount lodging packages and affordable adventurous escapes in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.

Right now, you can book a Catskills getaway that includes special extras such as nightly Irish music, farm-fresh breakfasts or complimentary pick-up from the Amtrak train station, in addition to receiving great rates on your visit.

With Capital Center project underway, Albany's convention businesses prepare viewers for more

Albany, N.Y. - The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) and the Albany County Convention Authority (ACCA) recently released a high quality video highlighting Albany County as an exciting and multifaceted destination. This video serves as an introduction to Albany encouraging viewers to discover Albany through the destination tourism website, Albany.org, and additional collateral materials.

The 90 second video provides a glimpse of Albany showcasing its sights, cuisine, and events and will entice viewers to discover more by visiting Albany.org.

Taylor Swift - Welcome to New YorkNew ‘Welcome to New York' Marketing and Communications Campaign Invites the World to Visit New York City

Yearlong Global Tourism Collaboration to Use ‘Welcome To New York' from Taylor Swift's New Album 1989 to Celebrate New York City

New York, N.Y. (October 27, 2014) -Today, Taylor Swift joins NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, to announce her participation as New York City's Global Welcome Ambassador for 2014-2015. As part of the collaboration with Taylor, NYC & Company today launched a global tourism campaign-Welcome To New York-named after Taylor's song of the same name from her top charting new album, 1989. "Welcome To New York" celebrates how welcoming New York City is to everyone, inviting the world to visit New York City and explore its five boroughs. As New York City's Global Welcome Ambassador, Taylor will showcase the City's unparalleled vibrancy that inspired her to write "Welcome To New York," reinforced by the refrain "It's been waiting for you." ABC News anchor Robin Roberts joined Taylor on Good Morning America to make the announcement. To view the new campaign, visit NYC's official tourism website, www.nycgo.com/w2ny.

Ghoulish Halloween Fun

Oct 27, 2014

The Hudson Valley haunts offer spooky entertainment in Orange County, NY
 

Orange County, N.Y. - Halloween thrill seekers looking for real shock value will find plenty of places to be scared to death in Orange County.  Whether it's "flashlight" corn maze fun at one of the county's local farms, or the shrieking madness of a scare park, Orange County has a wonderful variety of eerie entertainment to make your visit memorable and your nights sleepless. Tens of thousands of people from as far away as Philadelphia, Boston, and Connecticut make the trip annually to be horrified.

From Oak Mountain to the Adirondack Coast - Family-Friendly Winter Fun in the Mountains

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - In Northern New York, winter's snowy depths and plunging temperatures mean one thing for the Adirondacks: it's time to play. With snowflakes already falling, ski resorts and communities are gearing up for a winter filled with ski resort updates, world-class sporting events and holiday festivities.

Located just four hours north of Manhattan, the Adirondack Region presents its' 2014-15 winter preview:

Fort Ontario Ice CaveOswego, N.Y. - The Friends of Fort Ontario, Central New York Ghost Hunters, and other ghost-hunting groups return to the Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego to host Ghost Tours Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18. Guided tours run in 15-minute increments from 7 to 10 p.m. both evenings. Tickets to the annual event are $13 and must be purchased in advance.

Evidence gathered in the fort's buildings and underground casemates during the tours will be presented in the rooms or areas where it was obtained. People are also invited to bring their own ghost-hunting equipment to find new data under the guidance of the experts.

Whiteface First SnowWilmington, N.Y. - A light dusting of snow kisses Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., today, Thursday, Oct. 10, a not so gentle reminder that winter is on its way. If the weather continues to cooperate, skiing and riding at Whiteface will begin Friday, Nov. 28.

Thursday's snowfall on the Olympic mountain should serve as a reminder to book early and save on your vacation to the "Winter Sports Capital of the World," Lake Placid, N.Y. Through Oct. 31, you will find deals with savings up to 45% off Whiteface lift tickets and early bird specials from area lodging properties. Book your vacation today and don't miss out on skiing "The Face," Whiteface that is ... this winter.

Leda Blumberg with Cloud’s Gem Stone of Faraway Farm Alpacas in Yorktown Heights, NYExtravaganza taking place at NYS Fairgrounds Oct. 25-26

Syracuse, N.Y. - Organizers of the 2014 nationally-certified Empire Alpaca Extravaganza are making a concerted effort to attract visitors interested in learning about how raising the finely-fibered animals provides income and lifestyle opportunities.

The show, drawing competitors from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on October 25-26, will offer educational seminars, a fashion show, and youth activities. Admission show and parking are free.

Gore Mountain Autumn GondolaGore Mountain will feature the largest number of vendors and activities to date! Join the free, family-oriented fun Columbus Day Weekend

Northi Creek, N.Y. - Harvest Fest returns to Gore Mountain Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12. This massive festival is open 10:30am-4:30pm each day and includes live music, kids' activities, vendors, and fall fun for whole family. Admission is completely free!

Harvest Fest 2014 will feature the largest array of Adirondack vendors yet, including jewelers, photographers, artists, furniture makers, specialty foods, and much more.

Spirits FamilyOct. 17-18 & 22-25

Mumford, N.Y. - Even with a century and more of exposure to movies, television and other new terrors, the horror tales and frightening characters of 19th-century writings still have a hold on us today.

Some of these characters come to life in Genesee Country Village & Museum's Spirits of the Past Theatrical Tour, Oct. 17-18 & 22-25, chilling visitors as they once did in the 19th century.