New Vacation Ideas and Winter Activities
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Our name starts with “New” for a reason.
Seeking new adventures? January’s giant New York Times Travel Show brings them to your doorstep, or at least to NYC’s Jacob Javits Center, where you’ll get to check out more than 500 exotic destinations from international hot spots to secret corners of the state. New for this year’s show is a family-friendly Adrenaline Zone where you can scale walls, race through an obstacle course or soar above the giant show floor on a 120-foot zip line.
For stress-free vacationing, why not leave the driving to tour experts? From day trips to their new 14-day Fit For a King Tour, Onondaga Coach Tours is one of many tour operators offering carefree motorcoach vacations to places you might never discover on your own.
New York Museum Culture - Sooner or later it had to happen, a werewolf has been immortalized in wax. The newest attraction at famed Madame Tussauds in New York is Twilight film star Taylor Lautner, sculpted to a startlingly lifelike figure just in time for the newest Twilight film.
There’s always something new to view at The Met. “Faking It” is a journey through nearly two centuries of photographic fakery that you’ll have to see to believe—and maybe not even then. Don’t miss this special exhibit, now through the end of January at the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The newest wonder at Buffalo’s Museum of Science is Our Marvelous Earth, a riveting hands-on exploration of all things Earth. Explore the planet’s layers from inner core to thermosphere, watch volcanoes erupt and rivers carve new canyons, or step into a wind chamber to experience a tropical storm.
WonderWorks, an educational amusement park with more than 100 entertaining and educational hands-on exhibits opned in November at Destiny USA in Syracuse. Visitors can experience being blown away by 84 mile per hour hurricane-force winds and design and ride a 360-degree virtual roller coaster.
At Albany’s New York State Museum, the American Civil War comes to life in a 7,000-square-foot exhibition for 2013 that highlights New York’s pivotal role. On display is a Lincoln life mask from 1860, the earliest photograph of Frederick Douglass and the only known portrait of Dred Scott.
The brightest stars decorate our casinos year-round, like Mr. Vegas himself, Wayne Newton, part of a new season at Seneca Niagara Casino that includes crazed comedian Lewis Black, Earth, Wind & Fire, and the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin.
Show business doesn’t get any bigger than Broadway, where the Great White Way welcomes new shows like Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, coming to the Shubert Theater in February, 2013, and Lucky Guy, premiering in April and featuring Academy Award winner Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut.
Buffalo Museum of Science
Howe Caverns Adventure Park
Madame Tussauds New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York State Museum
New York Times Travel Show
Onondaga Coach Tours
Seneca Niagara Casino