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.

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...
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....
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...
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...
Leave your computer at home, turn off your cellphone and slow down for a day as you travel to the Genesee Country Village and Museum, a living, working 19th-century historic village in Mumford. “It’s something different, and it really is a step back...
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,...
WHAT TO DO Museum of Science and Industry 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive | 773-684-1414 In addition to a host of changing exhibits about science, you could spend all day here with or without the kids. Check out an elaborate fairy castle, learn all...

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