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.

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...
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,...
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...

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