9 Must-Visit Towns In Upstate New York (& The Best Places To Book)

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New York, New York. Land of cuties, schmears, and anarchy! We thrive on that #ChaoticGood energy, but it's important for us to see what the rest of the world upstate New York has to offer, if only for a weekend.
Of course, it’s an immense privilege to be planning cottagecore and cabin retreats, or even use “weekend” as a verb, in These Strange and Uncertain Times. So as we carefully plan weekend trips to nearby towns with our friends, lover(s), or fabulous selves for a one-person getaway, it's still crucial to travel in accordance with the CDC’s evolving Covid-19 guidelines.
The following nine upstate towns offer top-rated experiences in art, culture, and good eats — and lodging is plentiful on sites like Airbnb, TripAdvisor, Plum Guide, and VRBO. We’ve also made a point of plucking the best accommodations, from the affordable to the hyper-luxe, to offer a wanderlust-worthy backdrop for a truly relaxing weekend.
What are you waiting for? Your IRL Hallmark movie set awaits. Only with fewer 2000s-era infinity scarves, more scenic views, and high-powered WiFi.
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