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This Region of New York State is A Welcome Surprise!
We treat you like good friends. In the city or the countryside, in the shops and attractions, at your hotel, dining out or grabbing a local brew and a hearty meal at one of our family-friendly taverns–you’ll find a warm welcome and happy surprises!
Nestled in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, Dutchess County is just 90 minutes from New York City or Albany. With an abundance of historic landmarks, arts venues, restaurants and striking scenic splendor, Dutchess County is 800 miles of fascinating sites, lively events and breathtaking vistas! Nestled in the heart of the Hudson River Valley, Dutchess County is just 90 minutes from New York City or Albany.
The Adirondack Region of New York State located just a short drive from the Quebec and Ontario borders, offers an amazing array of outdoor recreation options, natural attractions and parks, and family-friendly activities that span the seasons to offer incredible adventure year-round.
A little deeper into New York State and close to New York City is a rural treasure filled with adventure: Ulster County. Ulster is known for its outdoor fun, unique shopping and accommodations, long-standing history and vibrant arts and culture scene. The county is complete with 35 mountain peaks, the famous Shawangunk Ridge and 350 miles of trails for hiking, climbing and biking during the more seasonal months. There’s golfing at picturesque courses, fishing in cold mountain streams as well as snow-shoeing, skiing/snowboarding, skating and maple sugaring.
Just 50 miles from the bright lights of Broadway, shop at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and stroll through America’s largest sculpture park, Storm King Art Center. View the scenic beauty of the region from West Point and the Newburgh Waterfront where three different boats take you for cruises on the Hudson River. The fun continues nearby where larger-than-life Motorcyclepedia has over 450 vintage cycles on display.
The Capital-Saratoga Region is a great place for your New York State Getaway. From the thundering hooves of Thoroughbred horses to the thunder of applause at magnificent theaters. From the bright lights of the cities to the starlit skies above our scenic countryside and lakes. From colonial history and concerts to covered bridges, and culinary delights. Just a few hours north of New York City, The Capital-Saratoga Region has everything you’re looking for in your next getaway. Plan your trip today!
The Sullivan County Catskills located just 90 miles from NYC, a six-hour drive from Ontario and a five-hour drive from Montreal, it is worth the journey. Home to the 1969 Woodstock Festival, the site is now the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and Museum, a tribute to the decade of the ‘60’s and a cultural epicenter. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc Rivers known for the best native brown trout fly fishing is home to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum that chronicles the art of dry fly fishing and tying.
We do things differently in Corning & the Southern Finger Lakes. Our skyscrapers are alive and lush. And "rush hour" is a term used to describe the time you spend feeling the rush of discovery, of adventure, of inspiration, and it lasts all day. We get it. That’s why we combine our breathtaking natural beauty with a lot of hard work and master craftsmanship. So that your experience is more than memorable - it’s extraordinary. So that you find yourself in the kind of place where you can go and not have a care in the world and just be you again. Where you can savor every morsel, every moment. With stunning scenery, world-class museums, award-winning wines, delightful shops, unique opportunities to create your own art, and so many ways to ignite your senses, prepare to be enchanted by small town charm and big city culture.
This metropolitan region situated on the southern shore of Lake Ontario is also part of New York’s breathtaking Finger Lakes region. Conveniently located, Rochester is 3 1/2 hours from Toronto and 90 minutes from Niagara Falls.
Darien Lake Amusement Park’s wide variety of entertainment has made it “destination fun” since 1964. Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls between Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., today the park boasts more than 45 rides, including six world-class roller coasters; dozens of family-friendly rides; the region’s largest water park complete with wave pool; a 20,000-seat performing arts center, operated by Live Nation; and world-class in-park entertainment with daily performances by Nik Wallenda all season.
The Chimney Bluffs State Park and Letchworth State Park at the Finger Lakes are two spectacular parks for year-round outdoor recreation and relaxation. The Chimney Bluffs tower 150 feet about Lake Ontario, their bluffs of large clay drumlin formed 6-10 thousand years ago. Letchworth State Park–the “Grand Canyon of the East”–is one of the most notable examples of waterfall and gorge scenery in the United States. Plan your trip to these two incredible wonders at FingerLakesScenicWonders.com today!
No matter what brings you to Genesee County, there’s something here for everyone: rollercoasters, waterslides, gaming, museums, outdoor adventures, and so much more. Whether you want to play 18 holes, play the slots, or just play hooky, one thing’s for sure: we love fun! Click here for more details!
See 35 centuries of glass artistry and history, including the world’s largest space dedicated to the display of art and design in glass in the new Contemporary Art + Design Wing. Watch glass take shape before your eyes during live glassmaking demonstrations in the Amphitheater and Innovations Hot Shops. Peruse the Museum Shops for fun and unique gifts. Open 9am–5pm daily. Extended hours Memorial Day–Labor Day 9am–8 pm. Adult admission $18, kids and teens 17 and under admitted free.
The Waterloo Premium Outlets has over 100 outlet stores featuring Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Chico’s, Christopher & Banks, Clarks Bostonian, Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Gap Factory Store, J.Crew, Jones New York, Kay Jewelers Outlet, Lane Bryant Outlet, Loft Outlet, Merrell, Nautica, Nike, Nine West, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Sunglass Hut, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, VF Outlet and more.
Pole Position Raceway is the premier indoor, electric kart racing company with 14 locations across the country, including Buffalo (2nd floor of Walden Galleria), Rochester (1st floor of Marketplace Mall) and Syracuse (3rd floor of Destiny USA). Our 14-mile-long, European-style track and Italian-made karts for adults and juniors (48” minimum) with speeds capable of 45 MPH make for the most authentic, exhilarating and fun racing experience.
Ithaca has become a destination known for cultural events, activities, and outstanding outdoor recreation. The city boosts more than 100 waterfalls, one of the best farmer's markets in the U.S., and a thriving wine trail. With more restaurants per capita than New York City, Ithaca has something to please any palette. Discover why so many visitors come back to Ithaca year after year. Book your trip to Ithaca today!
“Acres of fun!” raves the Toronto Sun. Play all day in Upstate New York’s largest year-round family attraction. Stroll down Sesame Street, step into a 1980s video arcade, journey into the world of superheroes, enjoy hundreds of free-flying butterflies in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, and so much more!
George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film is the world's oldest photography museum and third-largest film archive in the United States. Visitors can enjoy photo and camera galleries displaying items from the museum's 4.5 million artifacts, which include the world's largest collection of camera technology - from the 1839 camera of photography inventor Daguerre to cameras used by Mathew Brady, Ansel Adams and NASA.
The Rochester Malls offer luxurious, stylish, and trendy retail options for every kind of shopper. And with a great mix of restaurants and attractions located right in the facilities, shopping in Rochester is fun and convenient.
The Marketplace Mall has more than 140 stores including Banana Republic, Macy’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. This fall The Marketplace Mall introduced Pole Position Raceway, an indoor electric go-kart facility!
Opening fall 2014, Rochester’s newest hotel! Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown has a prime location in the heart of downtown. Featuring bright, comfortable guest rooms and spacious suites equipped with modern amenities, two restaurants, an indoor pool and fitness center and close to cultural attractions. Reserve your room today!