- Shakespeare in the Park
- Alive at Five
- Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival
- Spotlight: Erie Canal
- Museum Mile Festival
- Rose Day at Mills Garden
- Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival
- MWPAI Art Festival
- Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen
- New York State Chinese Lantern Festival
- Bard Summerscape
- Independence Day Weekend
- Water Music New York
- Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
- Glimmerglass Festival
- Taste of Buffalo
- Garden Walk Buffalo
- YoFi Film Festival
Top Winter Vacation Spots!
Things can get very hectic over the winter, and the weather prevents some people from experiencing the beauty of New York. Don't let this happen to you this year! Check out these amazing vacation spots for a weekend, long weekend, or an extended stay.
All of these locations are accessible via Amtrak and Enterprise!
BEAR MOUNTAIN INN
(13.9 MILES FROM CROTON-HARMON AMTRAK STATION)VisitBearMountainInn.com
With three different lodging accommodations, the Bear Mountain Inn is perfect for hikers, honeymooners or anyone looking to get a real mountain experience. The Inn, built in 1915, offers a rustic antiquity with modern utilities to make this an optimal romantic stay. The Overlook Lodge is the ideal spot for avid hikers and outdoor driven guests; it offers a stunning view over the Hudson River with the quaintness of a beautiful getaway. Lastly, the Stone Cottages are the most authentic mountain cabin experience. These are perfect for romance, outdoor activities and relaxing. It offers a porch, a common space, a large bedroom and the peace and tranquility of the mountains.
MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE
(18 MILES FROM POUGHKEEPSIE AMTRAK STATION)Mohonk.com
A quick hour-long-trip away from NYC, Mohonk offers all the winter essentials for families and couples. The victorian design of the castle like structure, located on Lake Mohonk, provides an authentic winter vibe for guests. With activities on the frozen lake, guests can also enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing up the mountain and a plethora of other winter activities. Don’t forget to check out the spa for a truly relaxing winter getaway.
(VIA SARATOGA SPRING AMTRAK STATION TO NORTH CREEK RAILWAY)GoreMountain.com
Traverse the beautiful Catskills and Adirondacks, towards Saratoga Springs. From there you'll ride the one-of-a-kind North Creek Railway to the base of Gore Mountain' 109 trails, and boastful 2,537 vertical feet—home to the most skiable acreage in New York. With an endless list of resorts and hotels, townhomes, lodges, chalets, bed and breakfast inns, and more to have a relaxing stay at, Gore Mountain is the perfect getaway location for a winter vacation.
SIX FLAGS: GREAT ESCAPE LODGE AND INDOOR WATER PARK
(11.2 MILES FROM FORT EDWARDS AMTRAK STATION)SixFlagsGreatEscapeLodge.com
Parents, this is the place for your optimal winter getaway! The children can enjoy the indoor gigantic water slide, the lazy river and theme room designed for childhood fun. For parents, there are many different bars,taverns and restaurants to explore—not to mention a tranquility spa to give you a vacation from your vacation.
THE MANSION ON DELAWARE AVE.
(1.4 MILES FROM BUFFALO-EXCHANGE STREET AMTRAK STATION)
The Mansion on Delaware Ave. combines second empire architecture with modern amenities to make this luxurious trip one you’ll never forget. Not only does the Mansion offer chauffeur services to Downtown Buffalo, but there will be butlers waiting on hand to enhance your experience. This award-winning hotel truly captures the elegance and beauty of Buffalo.