New York

The state of New York has much to offer outside of its most famous city. The northwestern city of Buffalo is rich with history and home to professional football and hockey. Niagara Falls, New York, offers a state park that travelers flock to each summer to see its namesake natural wonderful of North America. The Chautauqua Lake region is dotted with towns, such Ellicottville, Jamestown and more that offer great summer getaways destinations as well as Holiday Valley, one of the state’s most popular spots to hit the slopes once the snow falls.


Fall color at Watkins Glen State Park in Watkins Glen, New York (photo by iStock)

Carved by glaciers that moved through the area nearly 10,000 years ago, this park in Watkins Glen, New York, is known for its famous gorge. 

Friends visiting Finger Lakes Wine Country in New York State (photo courtesy of Finger Lakes Wine Country)

The area of New York State is known for its quaint and idyllic small towns that offer a wide variety of tourist attractions, including wineries. 

Ducks on the water and flying at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge in Seneca Falls, New York (photo courtesy of destination)

This natural area in Seneca Falls, New York, draws visitors who want to catch sight of some of the more than 300 different bird species seen here throughout the year. 

Chimney Bluffs State Park in Wolcott, New York (photo courtesy of New York State Parks)

Visit this nearly 600-acre park in Wolcott, New York, to see 150-foot-tall spires that rise along the lakeshore.  

Robert H. Treman State Park in Ithaca, New York (photo by Michael Grandeau)

Explore this 2-mile-long, glacier-carved gorge in Ithaca, New York, complete with waterfalls and incredible natural features. 

Sky High Adventure Park in Ellicottville, New York (photo courtesy of destination)

Holiday Valley’s most popular summer attraction brings travelers’ love for nature to new heights in Ellicottville, New York.

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum in Jamestown, New York (photo by Dan Cappellazzo)

The famous comedic actress’ hometown of Jamestown, New York, opened this museum dedicated to her and husband Desi Arnaz in 1996.

Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg, New York (photo courtesy of destionation)

This 738-acre park in Trumansburg, New York, offers hiking trails and a lake for boaters, but the main draw is its namesake 215-foot waterfall. 

Panama Rocks in Panama, New York (photo by Lee Straw)

This park in Panama, New York, offers a 1-mile walking trail that wraps around a ridge knotted with unique formations. 

Inns Of Aurora’s Rowland House in Aurora, New York (photo courtesy of destination)

Enjoy your own personal lakefront estate by booking a stay at one of three sprawling residential rentals in Aurora, New York