Weekend Getaways

Whether you’re looking for day trip inspiration or weekend getaway ideas, this is a great place to start. These stories feature some of our favorite destinations in and around New York state. From the Finger Lakes to New York City and beyond, we’re here to get you there.

Get outside and enjoy winter in New York There is so much to love about living and playing in New York state – even in the coldest months of the year. Here’s a look at some of our favorite spots for sledding, hiking, and enjoying all of the best...
Photo is courtesy of The Strong, Rochester, New York.The cure to your kids’ cabin fever is just a day away The Strong National Museum of Play Rochester Recognized as the No. 1 family museum in the country by readers of Family Fun magazine, the...
Take another look at Niagara Falls during a weekend getaway this winter. WHAT TO DO Aquarium of Niagara 701 Whirlpool St. (716) 285-3575 Kids love watching the penguin and shark feedings, the sea lion shows and the tidal pool demonstration....
Turn a classic children’s book into a weekend getaway the whole family will love A charming upscale town nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks, Saratoga Springs has a rich history tied to mineral springs, spas and thoroughbred horse racing. It...
My childhood Christmases in Germany were aglow in lights. Every year I eagerly anticipated the day after Christmas, when we would wander about the city center, gazing up at dazzling light displays with annually changing themes such as Adventure,...
This fall, follow a winding country road to a colorful adventure close to home. WHAT TO DO Buttermilk Falls State Park 112 E. Buttermilk Falls Road Ithaca, N.Y. (607) 273-5761 One of the more iconic waterfalls of the Finger Lakes region,...
Polka-dot dresses and curly red wigs are neither required nor out of the ordinary in the Southern Tier community of Jamestown. Once known as a leading furniture-manufacturing hub, today this Chautauqua County city proudly stakes its claim as hometown of...
In Vermont there is no route but the scenic one, where winding roads lead you through quiet villages, deep gorges and vistas perfect for viewing the brilliant colors of autumn’s handprint on the region. Many of the state’s great vacation destinations...
“In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river, there lies a small market town, which by some is called Greensburgh … this sequestered glen has long been known by the name...
It’s the simplest of rides, but there’s just something about a carousel. Fortunately for local carousel lovers, in Niagara County there exists an entire museum that’s a love letter to the beloved amusement ride and the Western New York business that was...

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