Cheap Vacations in New York

When it comes to New York, you most immediately think of the city with its Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Broadway, etc. But there is so much more to New York than the city with the same name. You can find fabulous New York cheap vacations throughout the state that are brimming with adventure and lure. All you have to know is where to look. So, here goes it, our top picks for cheap vacations in New York...

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Thousand Islands and Alexandria Bay

Lining the border of the United States and Canada are the Thousand Islands where beauty of nature and culture combine. Alexandria Bay is a popular destination for cheap vacations in New York because families, groups, and couples can enjoy the water surrounding the islands while enjoying some seclusion as well. Popular activities in the area include water sports (jet skiing, boating, water skiing, etc.), fishing and enjoying the local architecture, such as Singer Castle. You'll have so much fun exploring the area, you'll forget you're on a budget!

Niagara Falls

Nothing says New York like Niagara Falls. Everyone has heard of this amazing natural phenomenon, but you won't truly understand until you experience it. In the area are many attractions besides the Falls, including Cave of the Winds, Niagara Adventure Theater, Niagara Falls State Park, and Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. For couples looking for romantic cheap vacations in New York, be sure to head down the Niagara Wine Trail after visiting the falls, which includes Chateau Niagara Winery, Shulze Vineyards & Winery, and The Winery at Marjim Manor.

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Hunter Mountain

A great way to spend winter cheap vacations in New York is at Hunter Mountain where you can enjoy skiing in the day and sitting next to a cozy fire in your vacation rental at night. Many of these vacation rentals have the option to ski in and ski out, saving you time and providing convenience. To save a little money, find a vacation rental that's further away from the ski lifts; what you'll lose in convenience you'll make up in amenities and savings. Other activities in the area include snowshoeing, snow tubing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. If you're looking for a day off from the slopes, check out the local art galleries and antique shops in the area.

Lake Placid

Another popular outdoors location is Lake Placid, whether you're planning a vacation in winter or in summer. Winter months are filled with skiing while the summers are full of kayaking, boating, and fishing. Lake Placid is the location of the 1980 Olympics, so a popular location is the Olympic Center and Museum.

Lake George

Another great lake location in New York is Lake George. It is a favorite spot in both summer and winter. Enjoy snowboarding, skiing, snow shoeing, and outdoor ice skating in the winter. In summer there are nine different golf courses you can try your swing on or enjoy the water with boating, swimming, and fishing.

Long Island

When it comes to cheap vacations in New York, Long Island is typically not mentioned. Considered to be the escape of the rich from the city on weekends and in the summer, vacations are usually not cheap, but you might be amazed at the deals you can find on vacation rentals across the Long Island area. Sometimes if you procrastinate, or are willing to go on vacation last minute, you might find great deals from owners looking for someone to fill a vacancy.

No matter where you head for your vacation in New York, be sure to look into vacation homes. They're affordable and offer many amenities that you won't find at a hotel including multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, full kitchens, and patios.