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.

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...
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...
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...

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