Best Vacations Within Driving Distance

July 12, 2023

Are you craving a much-needed getaway that is conveniently within driving distance? Look no further! There are many fun vacation destinations within driving distance from the Utica/Rome area! They offer the perfect opportunity to embark on exciting adventures while being able to enjoy the open road and embark on new and exciting adventures.

·        Enchanted Forest Water Safari: is New York’s largest water theme park with more than 50 rides and attractions, including 32 heated water rides with a focus on family fun for all ages. Take your pick of water rides, amusement rides, fun food, shopping, a family circus, fun for the little ones, arcade and games, an enchanted forest, and Calypso’s Cove. There is also the Old Forge Camping Resort that offers cabins, cottages, RV, and tent sites. If sleeping outdoors isn’t your thing, the Water’s Edge Inn is your choice. This hotel offers guest rooms, luxury suites, and outdoor recreation. Best of all, these Adirondack sleeping accommodations are open year-round.

·        Turning Stone Resort Casino: Best Overall Resort in NYS- Casino Player Magazine. There’s something for everyone including Vegas-style gaming, lodging options, many dining choices, nightlife, live entertainment, and nonstop fun! Forbes travel guide four star and three AAA four diamond venues. Three 18-hole PGA-level golf courses and golf dome. Two full-service spas. This is a vacation you must book.

·        Fish Creek Cabin Resort: Located in the foothills of the Adirondacks. NY’s premier four-season resort that offers simple and luxurious lodging with plenty of outdoor activities to offer just minutes away. Trout fishing on the banks of the resort, white-water kayaking, calm-water kayaking, hike the Rome Sand Plains Unique Area or the neighboring BREIA trails. Variety of cabins available to book.

·        Sylvan Beach (village lakefront) (amusement park): Offers an array of activities for every season. Fishing, boating, swimming, restaurants, gift shops, rental cottages, amusement park, nightlife, and family attractions. Visit the beach, enjoy family fun, or take a couple’s retreat.

·        Delta Lake State Park: Located on a peninsula extending into the Delta Reservoir, visitors can enjoy their day in one of the many picnic areas, go hiking, or enjoy a nature trail. Enjoy fishing for trout, pike, bass, bullhead, and perch or simply explore the lake on a kayak, canoe, or fishing boat. Campers can stay the night at the tent, trailer, or RV camping sites with the sandy beach nearby, perfect for swimming in the summer. There are also cross-country ski trails for the winter visitors. Explore all year long!

All in all, there are many benefits to going on vacations within driving distance. A scenic drive can provide breathtaking views and unforgettable memories. It can also provide quality time spent with family, friends, and loved ones! These vacations offer a unique blend of fun, relaxation, and discovery.

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