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.

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-...
Nestled in the southern Finger Lakes region is the city of Corning – known for its glass factory, museum and Gaffer District, but also a bastion for family fun. Of course its signature attraction is the Corning Museum of Glass, but it’s so much more...
Just a few miles south of Ellicottville, a luxury resort experience is neatly tucked away into the hills of Cattaraugus County. But the Seneca Allegany Resort...
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...
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,...
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....

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