What to do in Upstate New York, NY

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New York State Capitol Building featuring heritage architecture and a pond

Upstate New York Attractions

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What to do in Upstate New York

Free Things to Do in Upstate New York

A visit to Upstate New York need not break the bank. You won't even need your wallet if you go to:

Oxbow Falls Park - Bring your camera and let nature awaken awe and wonder in you.

Great Swamp Conservancy - Whether you can tell your lilies from lilacs, it's easy to find beauty in this glorious display.

Things to Do in Upstate New York with Kids

There's fun for the entire family in Upstate New York. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can enjoy together that will make your escape a blast:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Upstate New York on a sunny day?
What to do in Upstate New York on a rainy day?
Dive into one or two of these appealing indoor activities and turn a gray, rainy day into something unforgettable:

What is Upstate New York famous for?
With lots of famous attractions like these to visit, your most daunting decision will be what to see first:

  • Niagara Falls State Park
  • The Egg
  • New York State Museum
  • Saratoga Spa State Park

What should I not miss in Upstate New York?
Don’t head home without checking off the following sensational attractions:

  • Syracuse University
  • KeyBank Center
  • Times Union Center
  • Bills Stadium

Are there cheap things to do in Upstate New York?
What can you do in Upstate New York for free?
You’ll barely have time to pull your wallet out of your backpack with so many great free attractions:

  • Saratoga Spa State Park
  • Congress Park
  • Lake George Dog Beach
  • Washington Park

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