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.

We checked off our list the night before we left for Pittsburgh. Cleaned out the car, took it for a wash and filled up the tank. Charged the iPads and packed a small cooler with snacks for the kids. They’re 10 and 7, so the goal was to keep them...
Today we enjoy the comfort and freedom to travel with ease, a convenience owed in part to many who lived and worked right here in our own backyard. This year, take a road trip to learn more about the history of transportation and the important role...
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...
Flowers and festivals mark the arrival of spring in the nation’s capital. Here are some of your best bets. Cherry Blossom Festival The festival, which March 20 to April 17, celebrates the city’s abundant cherry blossom trees and the friendship...
New York’s maple festivals are signs of spring in the Empire State. If your favorite thing about pancakes is the maple syrup — then you absolutely belong at a maple festival. There are many to choose from this spring throughout New York, where...
On almost any road in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, you can close your eyes and take just a moment to listen for the rhythmic sounds – “clop clop, clop clop” – of approaching hooves on pavement. You won’t wait long. The horse-drawn buggies of the Amish...
In a region known for its wines and, more recently, its breweries, couples can spend an entire weekend tucked away in tasting rooms. Stop by for a tasting and tour at Fox Run Vineyards, overlooking Seneca Lake. Winner of the Governor’s Cup for its...
Skiing Whiteface Mountain. The drive to the mountains seems like it takes forever from the hotel. I’ve already chosen my first run. And I’ve plotted my course for the rest of the day. The line for the ski lift is slowly moving and looks to be miles long...
Tucked away in Central New York sits Skaneateles, a quaint village packed with an upscale hotel, artisan stores, restaurants to satisfy any foodie, and a winery. And if you happen to arrive here during Dickens Christmas, you may think you’ve stepped into...
Stockbridge, a lovely village in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, is peacefully situated in the heart of a quiet and beautiful valley. WHAT TO DO Yankee Candle Flagship Store South Deerfield | 877-636-7707 Head over to the place...

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