So many ways to say ‘I love you’ from New York City to Niagara Falls
Albany, N.Y. - February and Valentine’s Day mean that love is in the air, and in New York State romance is everywhere.
Creating the perfect romantic mood on Valentine’s Day usually means finding a relaxing activity you both enjoy in an atmosphere that’s an escape from the daily grind. New York State has all of the classic ingredients - no matter what you are looking for - to create true romance.
You might want to take in a candlelight dinner at a bed and breakfast in the Finger Lakes, enjoy a stay at a mid-19th century cobblestone house along the Seaway Trail, renew your wedding vows on Long Island, enjoy a ‘couples massage’ at a Catskill mountain hideaway, or even head 156 feet below the surface of the earth for a romantic rendezvous in Central New York. Read more »
Wilmington, N.Y. — Before your Super Bowl XLV party, there’s another party, at Whiteface, in Wilmington, N.Y. It’s Super Football Sunday, Feb. 6, presented by Bud Light, at the Olympic mountain, where skiing and riding is just $35 for adults, $30 for teens and $25 for juniors.
While at Whiteface, skiers and riders can log on to Whiteface’s Facebook and Twitter pages as clues are revealed throughout the day for the on mountain scavenger hunt and win gear from local ski shops including Cunningham’s Ski Barn, Maui North and Viking Ski Shop. Skiers and riders can also register for the skier/boardercross race by contacting the mountain’s guest services desk, firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more »
Lake Placid, N.Y. - The Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, the Whiteface Lodge and the Lake Placid Lodge have been selected to “America’s Best Ski Hotels” by Travel + Leisure magazine. This elite list consists of twenty-five ski hotels in the United States and Canada. The winners are derived from Travel + Leisure’s annual “World’s Best Hotels” readers’ survey and appear in the February, 2011 issue of the magazine.
The three Lake Placid hotels are the only properties in New York State to make the list and among only eight in the East. The full list of winners can be viewed on Travel + Leisure’s website at http://www.travelandleisure.com/. Read more »
Cattaraugus County, NY - A Snowsnake competition to see who can throw a snowsnake (a six-foot long specially prepared wooden stick) the furthest… at speeds that can reach over 100 miles an hour along a quarter-mile snow track, will be held on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13 in Salamanca, NY.
Snowsnake is an ancient Hodinöhsö:ni׳ (Iroquois) game that is played in the winter months. Traditionally, it was a men’s game that was used to sharpen one’s hunting skills. Some say that it was once also used to send messages between communities. The game is highly competitive. Today, Native teams travel between territories to compete with each other. Read more »
Albany, N.Y. – It’s time to celebrate love and we invite you do it in Albany, New York! Enjoy a romantic dinner at one of Albany’s many gourmet restaurants, catch a V-Day themed show, or go to a museum?!
Kick-off Valentine’s Day early this year, for love is in the air at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center. Enjoy the new exhibit, Merging the Love of Art with the Love of Albany, which includes photographs of initials carved into trees, photographs of hearts in nature, love letters, interesting partnerships, wire mesh sculptures of couples, and a whole lot more. Stop by for the opening night reception on February 4th from 5-7pm, during 1st Friday. Then, on Saturday, February 5th, enjoy a sneak peek of spring at the Albany Institute of History & Art’s Amaryllis Festival. Read more »
Between the States features rare and never-before-seen images, accompanied by contemporary photographs of Civil War sites, motion pictures, and cameras
Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film commemorates the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War with photography and motion picture exhibitions opening on Feb. 12, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The museum’s unparalleled collection of 19th-century photography is showcased as iconic photographs hang alongside rare and never-before-seen images, in addition to contemporary images of Civil War sites and re-enactments and a look at how motion pictures have fictitiously depicted the war. The exhibitions are on view through June 12, 2011. Read more »
Rochester, N.Y. - From a display of delightful whimsical art by local artists, to colorful new wildlife introduced into the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®, to a chock-a-block full February school-break week in conjunction with the new TINKERTOY exhibit, the National Museum of Play at The Strong has lots of terrific upcoming offerings. Take a look! Read more »