New York state regional map

Groups love New York State. What other state can boast an itinerary that includes Atlantic Ocean beaches, Eric Canal cruises, high peaks vistas, Great Lakes, wine trails, island castles, the first presidential library, a spa with natural springs, 400-plus-acre sculpture parks, the Grand Canyon of the East, the natural wonder of the world that is Niagara Falls, a Broadway show on Broadway, and America’s only museums dedicated to baseball, glass, comedy, playing, and the 1960s and Woodstock? Experts in the state’s 11 beautiful vacation regions are waiting to assist, and each area hosts a free, state-of-the-art welcome center with interactive tourism kiosks and shops with New York treats. So come be a part of it and discover what you love in New York State. Read about western New York destinations here.

NY Energy Zone, Utica
NY Energy Zone, Utica
Credit: Oneida County Tourism

Oneida County Tourism

Located in the heart of Central New York, Oneida County is the perfect group getaway from all of the metro Northeast. Oneida County is an easy drive to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a half day to the Thousand Islands, and midway between New York City and Toronto. It is the perfect hub to explore the diverse group activities that Central New York has to offer. Oneida County Tourism makes planning your group tour easy. Offering a variety of lodging, dining, and attractions options, Oneida County Tourism can help you find the perfect fit for your group. Contact Madison Cermak (, director of sales, to learn more.


Proctors Theatre
Credit: Discover Schenectady

Discover Schenectady

Schenectady County is a destination for arts and entertainment, history, and natural beauty. Check out the biggest names in Broadway, music, and comedy at Proctors Theatre. Experience one of the many festivals, street fairs, and concert series. Play games, eat, drink, and test your luck at the Rivers Casino. For historic endeavors, take a guided tour of the 300-plus-year-old Stockade neighborhood, visit Mabee Farm Historical Site, or explore the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. For the nature lover, stroll through the Central Park Rose Garden, hike through the Potter Kill Preserve, or have a treetop adventure at the Mountain Ridge Adventure Park. Get a taste of Schenectady’s rich and diverse culture—from old-world Italian to bistros to Moroccan to Asian Fusion, classic steakhouse, and everything in between. Or get an Ale Trail pass to explore the area’s best brewers. Contact Elissa Fornasiero (, director of sales and services at Discover Schenectady, to learn more.


Sullivan County
Credit: Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association

Sullivan County

Only 90 minutes from New York City, Sullivan County is in the southern part of New York, southeast of Binghamton, and southwest of Albany. Sullivan County has been a popular vacation spot since the 19th century, with fresh air and the great outdoors being among its top draws. Explore restaurants, events, arts, and nature in this rural and scenic county. Known for its history as the Borscht Belt, Sullivan County today is a vacation destination for families, couples, and people of all ages.


Westchester County
Credit: Westchester County Tourism & Film

Discover Westchester

Westchester County—bordering New York City in the beautiful Hudson Valley—offers a variety of spectacular castles, historic homes, gorgeous gardens, great museums, exciting seasonal events, extraordinary cultural & culinary experiences, diverse recreational opportunities—and more—for group travelers to enjoy and explore. Nestled between the mighty Hudson River and scenic Long Island Sound, Westchester boasts thousands of acres of parkland, nature centers, farms, golf courses and trails—all within easy reach of the excitement of Manhattan and the convenience of major transportation routes and hubs. Learn more about access, accommodations, attractions and group itineraries on our website or contact Barry Surman (, deputy director.


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