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.

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...
The wake from a passing boat tapped gently, quietly, on the freshly painted dock. It was early on a July morning, too early for most people sleeping in on summer vacation. Just downstairs from my waterfront balcony, a gentleman climbed off his yacht,...
Perfect as a side trip on your summer visit to the Thousand Islands, plan to spend an afternoon in the nearby village of Sackets Harbor. Found in the Eastern Lake Ontario region on Black River Bay, Sackets Harbor was a center of U.S. military activity...
Gambling is optional, but nostalgia is a ‘shore’ thing at the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. What to Do James’ Candy Company 1519 Boardwalk (609) 344-1519 Saltwater taffy is an Atlantic City original, invented quite by accident when a...
Though not yet tall enough to take on Seabreeze Amusement Park’s Jack Rabbit, considered the oldest continuously operating roller coaster in the country, my daughter likes to satisfy her need for speed on the junior steel coaster Bear Trax – a thrill...
Growing up in this part of the country, Cedar Point has always been spoken of in epic proportions. Well, maybe less like Homer the poet, and more like Homer Simpson: “Dude! The coasters are AMAAAZING!” It wasn’t until after high school when I finally...
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...
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...

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