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.

The rebirth of the Queen City continues this year with a new upscale hotel that opened in September. Westin Hotels...
Few cities, if any, can match New York City’s ambiance around the holidays. Snow glistens on the city streets and is mirrored in the giant skyscrapers; millions of people bundle up and continue their big-city routines; and, in a city filled with...
Something magical happens around this time of the year in the Adirondacks. That’s when the fall foliage makes way for the first snowfall of the year, and what was once a mountainous region filled with corn mazes, hot air balloons and beautiful...
About 84 million acres of land. More than 4.5 million acres of oceans, lakes and reservoirs. Just over 85,000 miles of rivers and streams. Those are the major elements of the National Park System, which is celebrating 100 years in 2016. Yellowstone...
In the spirit of its magnanimous founder, William Penn, the city of Philadelphia continues to welcome visitors of all stripes to explore the bastion of Enlightenment ideals that is still known as the City of Brotherly Love. The city’s institutions have...
WHAT TO DO U.S. Naval Academy 121 Blake Road | 410-293-1000 Established in 1845, the Naval Academy is the undergraduate college of young men and women aspiring to be officers in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Walking tours will take you past...
On Cayuga Lake sit three breathtaking, steeped-in-history properties. Just across quaint Main Street, on Lafayette Road, is the fourth addition to the Inns of Aurora – Wallcourt Hall. Upon a first glimpse, it’s easy to tell the building is historic....
There is much more to New York state than “the city that never sleeps!” Venture to the great outdoors, where you’ll discover a state park system that rivals the city lights. More than 60 million people visited New York’s 180 state parks in 2013,...
The joy of summer is being able to finally get out on the water. Sure, boating can be done nearly as soon as spring’s thaw is complete, but it doesn’t compare to a day in the lake, whether you’re staying on the sun-warmed beach and dipping your toes in...
WHAT TO DO Faneuil Hall Marketplace 1 Faneuil Hall Square | (617) 635-3105 Take a stroll through this gathering place, which has been bustling since 1742. Samuel Adams and James Otis used it to make speeches, but today, people come to dine,...

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