Orange County, N.Y. - Who needs Cupid? Shower the object of your affection with fun Hudson Valley escapades and get to the heart of it! In addition to amorous adventures, gifts of Jones Farm’s fudge, Gillinder Glass Factory jewelry, and Brotherhood’s Grand Monarque Champagne are as effective as any golden arrow from Cupid. Brace yourself for serious romance when you whisk your beloved off to a romantic overnight getaway at one of Orange County’s premier hotels or B&Bs. Plan it with the events calendar and attractions on http://www.orangetourism.org/, and be sure to review the restaurant listings, too. The local farm fresh cuisine prepared to culinary perfection is quite an aphrodisiac. No love interest yet? Venture out with friends and family and you just might meet your better half. Read more »
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Valentine’s Day wine and chocolate pairing event
Niagara County, NY - Treat your sweetheart to local wines and chocolate during the Niagara Wine Trail’s Be Mine with Wine event, February 14, 15, and 16.
The 20 wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail USA will pair their wines with local chocolatiers’ decadent chocolate and other sweet desserts. Each ticket is valid for all three days of the event, and includes a wine glass from a starting winery of your choice, 3 tastes of wine and a pairing sample at each of the participating wineries. A complete list of featured pairings may be found on the trail’s website events page. Read more »
Voted Favorite Spa in Best for Ski and Snow
Lake Placid, N.Y. - Spafinder Wellness 365TM, the world’s best resource for feeling good and living well all year round, has announced that the Spa at Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid has been named a prestigious 2013 Readers’ Choice Award winner. The 2013 Awards attracted an unprecedented level of worldwide consumer participation, providing the most comprehensive consumer assessment of the global spa and wellness market available.
This is the first year awards were presented to fitness, yoga and nutrition locations and programs, in addition to spas. The evolved awards reflect the company’s mission to make keeping well more accessible each and every day. Read more »
Syracuse, N.Y. - With Valentine’s Day falling on a Thursday, take the opportunity to turn one special day into a romantic weekend getaway. From hotel packages with ice skating or spa specials, to fireside restaurants and premiere shopping, Syracuse, N.Y. is one city that offers both budget friendly and heart-warming choices for every type of romantic.
Couples can ice skate on historic Clinton Square and cozy up with mugs of hot chocolate and marshmallows with a special package at the Jefferson Clinton Hotel. If a relaxing night in is more alluring, then enjoy a romantic evening in a deluxe room with champagne and chocolates at The Crowne Plaza. Or, for the passionate pair, the Craftsman Inn has a “guilty pleasures” package with chocolate strawberries and a late afternoon checkout. Read more »
Glide Through the Woods in a Horse-Drawn Sleigh, Feel the Exhilaration of Racing in a Dogsled and Learn the Art of Massage
Albany, N.Y. - Couples looking for original ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day will find New York State brimming with romantic possibilities. Cuddle under a warm blanket as you glide through snow-topped woods in a horse-drawn sleigh or mush sled dogs around a pristine lake. Sip vintage wines in front of a blazing fire and learn to heighten your senses in a gourmet kitchen. Get your hearts racing with the thrill of an Olympic bobsled run. And that’s just a small sampling of the exotic and extraordinary ways couples can make this Valentine’s Day a memory to treasure forever. Best of all, these experiences and more are offered as special Valentine’s Day promotions throughout the state.
Great places for proposing marriage in the Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Ah romance. The stuff that makes the world go round has couples coming from all over, popping the question at gorgeous sites within the lush landscape of the Hudson Valley. There are so many special places here they’ve even captured the attention of National Geographic Traveler which named the Hudson Valley one of the hottest spots to visit in 2013. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and love in the air, these are a few places to consider for that most poignant question. Read more »
Great Lakes Seaway Trail, N.Y.-PA - The enduringly popular daytime television game show The Price is Right is set to feature Braddock Point Lighthouse in Hilton, NY, in a Lighthouses Around the World vacation getaway showcase prize early in 2013.
The 4.5 million viewers of The Price is Right will learn about Braddock Point Lighthouse, one of 30 historic and replica structures found on the 518-mile-long Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway along the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and Lake Erie in New York and Pennsylvania. Read more »