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.

Central New York is known for salt potatoes, Half Moon cookies, pizza and Italian-American food. But that's just the beginning. You’ll also find diners and drive-ins, an emerging food truck scene, eclectic ethnic restaurants and linen tablecloth “...
Here’s what else to do on your quintessential American road trip to see Mount Rushmore WHAT TO DO Crazy Horse Memorial Crazy Horse, S.D. | (605) 673-4681 A memorial to the spirit of Lakota leader Crazy Horse and his culture, the world’s largest...
What else can you do (besides wine tasting) in the Finger Lakes? Plenty. Here are five suggestions from AAA to help you plan the perfect getaway. Cruise aboard the Seneca Legacy Set out on the Seneca Legacy for a lunch or dinner cruise around the...
It’s not just the sights that sweep you away when you step inside the Sterling Renaissance Festival. It’s the sounds - music from period musicians, the faint calls of “Hear ye! Hear ye!” and even the clash of metal from the jousting field. It’s the...
If you haven’t been to downtown Buffalo lately, there’s no better time than summer to visit the city’s waterfront. Here are some of our favorite ways to get outside and enjoy the Nickel City, guaranteed to leave you with a few good laughs and even more...
Ask any parent who has ever planned a road trip with their kids, and you’ll start to see the beginnings of a very complicated math problem: If you put one 7-year-old and one 9-year-old in your backseat, how many iPads do you need to keep them...
Howe Caverns was the last stop on my family’s road trip. We were tired and ready to get home, but I wanted to check out this place that I had always imagined was a quaint little roadside attraction. And what’s a summer road trip, without an itinerary...
Crossing the street from the south side of Delancey to the north, I glanced up at the tall brick high-rise that has no place being in the gritty Lower East Side. Yet, it was there in that building where I spent my first three months in the “concrete...
Unwind and unplug this spring in Northern New York He would be delighted to pitch a tent and sleep under the stars. She prefers the comforts of home, like a bed and hot shower, but also appreciates mountain vistas, pristine lakes and outdoor activities...
Spend a few days in Cleveland, and you’ll discover a city that truly rocks. WHAT TO DO Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd. (216) 721-1600 This music-lover’s paradise is a must-see on any weekend trip to Cleveland. The 150,000-...

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