It’s that time of year in central New York where you finally feel safe to put away winter gear (well, hopefully) and start thinking about planning summer trips. . If you’re a subscriber to The Post-Standard or picking up a copy at your local newsstand, you’ll find a special section this Sunday devoted to helping you map out all the things you’d love to do and the places you’d love to visit the region this summer.
“The guide is a celebration of the natural beauty, excitement and spectacular summer travel destinations that can be found here in New York State,” said MJ Kravec, travel guide editor. . “Upstate New York has nine regions. So no matter where you are from you will find interesting attractions and amenities.”
The guide is built around much of the content we offer on NewYorkUpstate.com (NYup), a site we launched in 2015 to feature travel, tourism and local pride stories in the northern regions. of State.
MJ said if you’re interested in regional travel this summer, the guide will be perfect for helping you plan day trips and longer overnight stays. “The pieces highlight things to see and do, must-do meals, agritourism, outdoor adventures. There’s something for everyone in every region, and it’s really a way to maximize the enjoyment of all you can do in the summer months,” she said.
The guide will include stunning visuals and details about places you might never have thought of visiting before. “A roundup of some of the most exciting towns and villages encourages readers to find out where they haven’t been and why they should add those places to their list,” MJ said. “The list of al fresco restaurants lets you savor a delicious meal on urban rooftops and patios to waterfront terraces, and the story of summer nights shows you how to enjoy longer days with activities that take place at sunset or later.”
MJ also mentioned that you’ll want to check out page 33 of the guidebook for a contest that will give you a chance to win a choice of nine different getaways, sponsored by the New York State Tourism Industry Association. “Available trips include a family vacation at the new LEGOLAND resort, a spa getaway in the Hudson Valley, a wine getaway in the Finger Lakes and an action-packed itinerary in Niagara Falls,” she said. declared.
If you don’t receive a physical copy of the newspaper, you can also view the guide on the NYup.com homepage starting this Sunday.