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Getting there in 1,2,3: Romantic Winter Getaways for Valentine's Day

As Valentine’s Day fast approaches, planning something special for your significant other can seem like a hard thing to do. While the Capital Region has a variety of dinners, music and events happening, sometimes getting away to spend quality time can be a more thoughtful choice.

These getaway options — both in state and out — offer unique experiences for guests from decorated rooms to town excursions and romantic relaxation time.

Whitewater rafting in Upstate NY: 6 locations to ride rapids this spring, summer

When you think of Upstate New York in the summertime, you picture the waterfalls, hiking trails or even the local shopping towns. But Upstate NY is home to some of the best waterways and rivers. There is always an adventure waiting to be embarked on. From the rapid rivers in Western NY up to the rivers in the Adirondacks, and even down to the Catskills, there are many places across the region to experience the thrill of whitewater river riding.

Whether you’re an experienced rider or a first tim

Things to do in Upstate NY on rainy days: Museums, aquariums, indoor waterparks and more

Spring has arrived in Upstate New York and the rainy days have already started. While there is plenty to do during the springtime, rain can put a halt on outdoor plans. Fortunately, Upstate NY has a variety of fun and educational activities for families to do, ranging from museums, aquariums, underground caves and even indoor waterparks. Each excursion, different in their own way, offers something for everyone in the family while still being accessible for young children.

There are museums that

Where is Upstate New York? TikTok creator continues to debate the age-old question

Where and what is Upstate New York?

That’s the age-old question that is the center of every debate Upstate New Yorkers love to have. If you ask different people, you will get different answers. Some believe Poughkeepsie is the cutoff because that’s where the Metro-North stops, others believe Westchester is the cutoff. Some even believe the cutoff is Albany.

The ongoing conversation continues on social media. While many videos show up when you search for Upstate NY on TikTok, one creator uses h

These 4 boutique hotels in Upstate NY have been named the best for luxurious escapes, weekends away

The Catskills is an ideal destination for things to do and places to stay. When city living becomes overwhelming, many travel to Upstate NY for a getaway surrounded by quiet woods, charming towns and beautiful hotels.

Often described as small in size, boutique hotels have a unique theme, style, and focus on extraordinary guest service, according to

These four boutique hotels in the Catskills, about 2.5 hours north of New York City, each give their guests a different experi

This Upstate NY Airbnb has been named ‘a favorite’: see photos, more

The Catskills are filled with Airbnb and Vrbo rentals waiting to be stayed in. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, or even a staycation, finding accommodations in the mountains might be the most affordable and most convenient way. One cabin, designed with a modern and rustic feel, was named as “a favorite” by Conde Nast Traveler.

The Airbnb, listed as Cabin Blhues, is described as a wooded retreat with a hot tub. Located 2.5 hours away from New York City, the rental property is between the

Upstate NY mansion — rumored to be haunted — completely transformed after stunning renovations

A mansion in Camden, N.Y. — rumored to be haunted — has undergone a transformation that has changed its look both inside and out.

In 2015, Casey Cook bought the W. H. Dorrance house, named after William H. Dorrance, and spent the last several years bringing it back to a liveable space. As a kid, Cook walked past the house every day, admiring it before it fell to disarray. Now, the house is almost completely restored, including a new porch, BigFrog104 reports.

“I kind of have an obsession with

Go chase (frozen) waterfalls: 8 majestic beauties to visit this winter in Upstate NY

Upstate New York waterfalls are a sight to see at any time of the year. But when the temperatures drop and the ice starts to form, the beauty intensifies.

Whether you’re somebody who enjoys hiking year round or just someone who appreciates the natural offerings of Upstate NY, these waterfalls are definitely ones to check out during the winter months as well as during the summer.

The 215-foot waterfall stands three times taller than Niagara Falls, having one of the largest drops east of the Roc

This Western NY town was named the most unusual place in the state

Lily Dale, a small town located in Western New York, has been named the state’s most unusual town.

The town is a gated community of psychics and mediums, according to BigFrog104. While the town itself has a population of only 275 people, the town’s connection to the spiritual movement brings in thousands of tourists yearly.

Visitors come for classes, workshops, lectures and even private psychic appointments. If these visitors, however, wanted to stay in Lily Dale, there is a process to go thro

‘X-Files’ museum to host fan fest in Upstate NY, will feature star-studded appearances

The truth is out there, just like “The X-files” said, and can be found in Upstate New York.

Last April, a museum in Saratoga County opened featuring thousands of items from “The X-Files.” This year, the museum is hosting a two-day event celebrating the 30th anniversary since the show’s release, on July 7-8. “The X-Files” fan fest will feature guest appearances from actress Karin Konoval, artist J.J. Lendl, and actress Annabeth Gish.

“The X-Files” Preservation Collection is located on Route 50

William Shatner boldly returning to Upstate NY for ‘Star Trek’ set visit

Captain James T. Kirk is boldly returning to the Adirondacks.

William Shatner is returning to the “Star Trek Original Series Set Tour” exhibit in Ticonderoga, N.Y., on the weekend of July 7-9.

Trek fans, or trekkies, can book different packages or add-on experiences including general admission for $70, general admission and a photograph for $230, general admission and an autograph for $190 and a package that includes all three for $350.

They can also purchase packages for a more personal expe