Check out these fun Spring New York Weekend Getaways for Families that are affordable family vacations and a lot of fun. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway from NYC or Upstate New York, these are great options for northeast family vacation. New York Maple Weekend can be experienced from any of these options or possibly somewhere near you. Cheap family vacations are easy to plan close to home and these weekends are the perfect family vacation on a budget.
1. New York Maple Weekend is the Best New York Spring Weekend Getaway for Families
Maple Weekends happen at the end of March in New York State. It’s usually the last 2 weekends. If you are looking for a New York Maple Experience there’s tons of options, if you follow the link there’s a map so you can choose one near your destination or other activities. Most locations will offers informative experiences along with samples and products for purchase. Why not make a weekend of it and tour several. Better yet see how many maple farms you can visit this season and which one if your favorite.
2. Hudson Valley Spring Weekend Getaway for Families
Hudson Valley Hiking
The Hudson Valley is a great place to visit in Spring. There’s some really great Hudson Valley Hiking Trails to enjoy while you are out in Nature. I recommend heading out on an early morning hike to get the kids’ energy out then heading to some of the wineries and dairies.
Wine & Cheese Tours
Hudson Valley is a great place to head on a sampling tour of the region. There’s plenty of wineries and dairy farms that sell their products at onsite stores as well as offering samples. Check out Hudson Valley Dairy Farms and the Hudson Valley Wine Tour. You can also visit these family friendly Hudson valley wineries. Don’t forget a Stop at a near by Maple Farm if you are visiting during Maple Weekend.
Hudson Valley Hotel Accommodations
Monhonk Mountain House Resort is one of the top resorts in the Hudson Valley. This all inclusive resort located on the Hudson River offers hiking trails and indoor pool and more. It does come at a hefty price tag.
If you are looking for something more affordable, Hyatt House Fishkill/Poughkeepsie is a budget friendly option. It’s also only 8,000 Hyatt points for free nights. There’s an indoor pool and parking is included.
3. Finger Lakes New York Spring Weekend Getaways for Families
There’s several Hilton Hotels located in Ithaca but our top picks include free parking. Homewood Suites by Hilton Ithaca and Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca. Homewood Suites starts at around 24,000 points and include free breakfast and evening social Monday -Thursday. Hilton Garden starts at 33,000 points per night, breakfast not included.
New York State Park Spring Hiking
Buttermilk Falls State Park, Ithaca has a really beautiful water fall which is close to Robert Treman State Park, Ithaca has added a diving board to it’s natural swimming pool. Other wonderful falls in the area include Ithaca falls, Cayuga Lake water fall (16minutes from Ithaca), She-Qua-Ga Falls (35min from Penn Yen and Ithaca), and Taughannock Falls State Park (15minutes away).
You can also visit the Corning Museum of Glass which is about an hour from Penn Yan and Ithaca, or the Cornell botanical garden in Ithaca. about 40 minutes way is Watkins Glen. The Keuka Lake Outlet Trail is a hidden gem. Though its out of the way when staying in Ithaca you can easily make it a day trip and stop at a Keuka Lake Winery afterward.
Letchwork State Park is 1hr 12 minutes away from Penn Yan or 2hrs from Ithaca but its only 45minutes from Rochester so may be a better stop for when visiting that area. Don’t forget a Stop at a near by Maple Farm if you are visiting during Maple Weekend.
4. Niagara Falls/Rochester Long Weekend Getaway with Families in Spring
Head Out to Rochester New York for a Couple Days. Letchwork State Park is is only 45minutes from Rochester so its a great location for accommodations when exploring this wonderful State Park. Stop by the Strong Museum of Play one of the best children’s museums we have ever visited. The Hyatt Regency Rochester is only 8,000 points per night . The parking garage attached to the hotel is operated by the city of Rochester so the fees may vary. Don’t forget a Stop at a near by Maple Farm if you are visiting during Maple Weekend, there’s no Maple Farms in Buffalo/ Niagara Falls area so make sure you plot out a stop near Rochester or on the way to Buffalo/ Niagara Falls.
Next head to Niagara Falls. The Hyatt Place Niagara Falls has rates as low as $99 in the off season. Visit Niagara Falls State Park including The Cave of the Winds which is open year round and is only $5 for adults and $3 for children through March 31. If your lucky you may actually see the falls frozen. There’s also a variety of hiking trails for every hiking level. If the weather isn’t reasonable stop by the Niagara Falls Aquarium for some indoor entertainment. Unfortunately the Maid of the Mist will not operate this year until the end of June so if that’s a must you will have to post pone your trip until the summer.
5. Albany, NY Family Weekend Getaway this Spring
Albany, NY may not be the top destination in the State but there’s a lot to do with low crowds. There are many reasons you should visit Albany, New York’s Capital. Albany has some wonderful Architecture and it’s a Great jumping-off point for area attractions. There are many maple farms in the area so if you visit during maple weekend you can enjoy a visit to several and decide yourself which is the best.
There’s some wonderful Hiking in New York’s Capital Region. 5 Rivers, The DEC environmental education center in Albany County is fantastic for hiking and participating in educational programs. There are some great State and local parks in Albany Country including Thatcher State Park, Thompkins Lake State Park, and Lawson Lake County Park. If you love waterfalls Hannacroix Creek Preserve is a great waterfall with a swimming hole. Don’t forget to stop in Albany’s Washington Park if you visit in May. Mother’s Day weekend is usually when the Tulip festival is held but the entire month the park is filled with thousands of Tulips celebrating Albany’s Dutch heritage.
Visiting local Capital Region farms in the spring can be a fun family activity. Keep your eyes peeled for special events such as baby animal days.
Here are some of our Adventure around Albany, NY
- CMOST Troy Museum-ASTC Reciprocity Museum
- MISCI Schenectady
- Six Flags Season Passes: A GREAT Value
- Rocking Horse Ranch
- Boston On a Budget (2.5hrs from Albany)
- Visit Springfield, Ma (1.5 hrs from Albany)
- Springfield Museums including Dr. Seuss Museum (1.5 hrs from Albany) – ASTC Reciprocity Museum
New York Spring Getaways for Families
These New York Spring Weekend Getaways for Families are sure to be fun filled vacation. They can be a weekend getaway from NYC , other parts of the state or from a boarder state or there is plenty to do for a full week. New York Maple Weekend can be experienced from any of these options or possibly somewhere near you.
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