If you feel like getting out of town, head to upstate New York. Even if you think NYC is the greatest part of the state (it is), there are tons of awesome things to do just a few hours north. Take romantic getaways to some of the most luxurious resorts and best spas, go on adventuresome weekend getaways for paddleboarding and mountain climbing in the best parks and trails, or just take day-long road trips to find quiet in your life. Because the great outdoors can actually be, well, great.
Things to do in upstate New York
The best places to visit in New York State
There’s clearly no shortage of things to do in NYC. But should you find yourself in need of a romantic getaway from NYC or even just feeling curious about what lies beyond the five boroughs, consult our curated list of the best places to visit in New York State. Luxury seekers may enjoy an afternoon at the beach in Montauk or a trip to some of the best Long Island wineries, whereas more adventurous types might opt for a hike through the Adirondack mountains. From upstate to Long Island, here are the best places to visit in New York State. RECOMMENDED: Find more weekend getaways