Central + Western New York

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Canada Get 50 percent off from Marriott Niagara Fallsview Hotel & Spa, whose classic rooms have dramatic, sweeping views of Niagara Falls. Niagra Wine Escape includes: • Up to two nights in a Fallsview room • Admission and tastings for two...
If you’ve ever been captivated by the art of glassblowing, it may be time to start planning a trip to Corning, New York. The Corning Museum of Glass—built in 1951 and designed by legendary American architect Wallace K. Harrison—is wrapping up a...
In the midst of empty lots and abandoned buildings, turn-of-the-century factories dwarf a windowless structure nearby. The freshly painted brick building bears no signage—or, for that matter, any indication about what goes on within its walls.  ...
WHY NOW Hang your Christmas stocking in Cooperstown, the snowy capital of central New York's Leatherstocking region. This Federal-era village facing frozen Lake Otsego kicks off the holiday with bonfire caroling and Santa Claus Express train rides...
It's that time of year—when flickering lights illuminate the sky, snow blankets the ground, and airports overflow with travelers. While destinations that promise a white Christmas are the obvious choice (and for good reason), holiday cheer can als...
Magpie Café: Signs that Slow Food mecca San Francisco is rubbing off on Sacramento? Standout new locavore spots such as Magpie Café, where the bánh mì sandwich is filled with sustainable beef from a nearby ranch and a breakfast muffin comes with h...
There is nothing that makes life sweeter, nothing that gives more encouragement in the middle of hard work, than to spend a few days in Skaneateles. —H. B. Dodge, editor, Skaneateles Democrat, May 15, 1879 You could write off H. B. Dodge as just ...
Eating well has always been easy in wine regions. It makes sense: people who pay close attention to what they drink don’t typically settle for fast-food cheeseburgers. But dining well is different from eating well, and in many wine areas it has be...
See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Museums. Bunnies, bunnies everywhere, and in all forms: stuffed, ceramic, painted—even a few real ones. Not only does the onslaught of bunny paraphernalia in Pasadena, California’s aptly named Bunny Muse...
See our slideshow of The World’s Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms. When it comes to tasting rooms, what’s outside your glass is often as important as what’s inside it. “The taste of wine is largely contextual,” says Ray Isle, wine editor for Travel...
See our slideshow of Do-It-Yourself “Amazing Race” Adventures. One step off a platform and it’s 200 feet straight down. Strapped into a harness and clinging to a rope, adventurers step, jump, or fall off the platform and let gravity take over, dr...
Cultural Hit List Art Europe London "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist Bourgeois is still going strong in her nineties. This show, which spans seven decades of dra...
From her bedroom decorated with stars, 13-year-old Claire looks out over nine-mile-long Otsego Lake, one of her favorite places. A student at Cooperstown Central School, Claire loves paddling a canoe and playing tennis. Also, like everyone else in...
With two young children and a mortgage, I rarely feel Gatsbyesque. But a jazzy mood swept over me as the reproduction 1929 mahogany Hacker Craft pulled away from the dock in Clayton, New York, and sported among the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawr...
q. We want to make the great baseball pilgrimage. What are three things not to miss in Cooperstown, and where should we stay?--L.P., Reno, Nev.a. It's been 25 years since Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record, and there's a terrific video...