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.

Your beach vacation is just a day away! Here are a few reasons why New Yorkers love the ‘Grand strand.’ WHAT TO DO Broadway at the Beach 1325 Celebrity Circle Myrtle Beach The largest venue of its kind in South Carolina, Broadway at the...
Think New York City is too big for the junior members of your family? Think about breaking the Big Apple down into bite-sized chunks and focus on the family-friendly neighborhoods. For a particularly kid-friendly perspective that includes many popular...
What do mummies, tulips and New York state history have in common? Here are three reasons why it’s time to take another look at the capital city. Where to Start A good place to begin your visit is the Albany Heritage Area Visitor Center, found in...
The wave curled at least 6 feet above our heads and crashed into our inflatable raft, spinning us clockwise and leaving us with barely enough time to wipe the splash from our faces before another wave appeared in front of us. “Forward! Hard!” our...
Especially after the snowy, icy winter thus far, sometimes it seems there’s not much in Buffalo – sledding and skiing aside – that could make weather fun. But as I watched my youngest – his hair blown every which way – hop up and down gleefully with...
“You’re moving … where? And when?” my dad asked, not sure he had heard correctly. “Buffalo. January.” I answered. Barely a whisper. Eyes on the floor. Heavy sigh. I was in my early 20s. Born and raised in the South, I had seen Buffalo on TV, mostly...
It was early December when my husband and I decided on a quick weekend getaway, one where we could indulge in a simple break from our over-booked calendar. Making our way to Niagara-on-the-Lake, just 30 minutes north of Niagara Falls in Canada, we found...
Strolling past the Wesleyan Chapel, where the first Women’s Rights Convention was held in July 1848, I ask my 7-year-old daughter how she thinks the world would work, were it not for social activists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony...
Western and Central New Yorkers are a tough lot, not often fazed by lake effect snow or near-zero wind chill factors. However, even the toughest of us could use a mid-winter escape. I’m not quite sure when it hit me (maybe the third time brushing snow...
One of the country’s largest shopping and entertainment centers, Destiny USA is right in your backyard. Why not make a weekend of it? What to Do Destiny USA 9090 Destiny USA Dr., Syracuse 315-466-6000 In this massive, 2.4 million square-foot...

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