Niagara Falls State Park, Honeymoon Capital of the US, is the ultimate travel destination for romantic getaways in NY.

35 Surprisingly Romantic Getaways in NY

New York is full of towns and destinations you wouldn’t ordinarily think of as “Romantic.” But combing through the following 35 ideas for romantic getaways in NY just might open your eyes to new places to explore together. From snug B&B’s to urban hotels, revitalized cities, and quiet lakeside resorts, …

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Central Park Lake

Central Park South: The New York City of the Movies

Why Go? Some claim that Times Square represents New York: The City That Never Sleeps. But this Getaway Maven believes that the Southeast corner of Central Park – land of The Plaza Hotel, The Pierre Hotel, horse and carriages, Wollman Skating Rink and the Central Park Zoo – embodies New …

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Sunset on Castle Hill Lighthouse in Newport RI.

See Newport RI Like a Gilded Age Tycoon

WHY GO: Newport RI has a flair for the dramatic. The town is both paean to the America’s Cup Yacht Race and the conspicuous consumer lifestyle of the Gilded Age, with lots of shopping thrown in. As the “Sailing Capital of the World,” Newport hosted the America’s Cup from 1930 …

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Thimble Islands Weekend Getaway

Thimble Islands: Favorite of Presidents, Tom Thumb and Ayn Rand

WHY GO: When Ayn Rand needed to gather material for The Fountainhead, when President William Taft sought a summer home, when Tom Thumb came a-courting, they all turned to Thimble Islands, a slip of Connecticut that many NY to Boston travelers miss. Most assume that the dingy industrial harbors of …

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Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Mural

Troy NY: Considerably Hip In Upstate New York

WHY GO: Troy NY, formerly ratty, now considerably hip, has been undergoing a slow renaissance for a couple of decades. Troy is the “Official Home of Uncle Sam,” as the War of 1812 beef purveyor, Sam Wilson, lived here. But it’s also known as “The Collar City,” for the detachable …

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Albany NY skyline view from Corning Tower with Times Union Square and Hudson River.

Albany NY: Beavers, Hamilton, and Artful Architecture

WHY GO: Beavers. OK, now that I have your attention: Albany NY history begins with a slick little creature, whose pelts were coveted in the 1600’s by the fashion plates of Europe, and were found in abundance in this Hudson River region. So, traders came to the new Dutch settlement, …

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Entrance Sign

Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow NY: Washington Irving Slept Here

WHY GO: A misty darkness spreads over Sleepy Hollow NY as the Headless Horseman gallops through an open field and up to a stone wall. Looking menacing in his black cape, the Hessian soldier whose head, it was rumored, had been blown off by an enemy cannonball, leans forward on …

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