With the summer now fully underway, now is the time to plan for your next vacation, if you haven't planned it already.

Some people like to travel to other countries and experience entirely different cultures, while others prefer the stay-cation, and like to remain close to home.

If you belong in the second category, then we might have a few intriguing options for you for your next getaway.

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As documented by New York Upstate, two hotels in Upstate New York --- Wylder Hotel Windham in the Catskills and Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid --- were included in Travel + Leisure's list of the 500 best hotels in the world.

Here's more about each location, and what makes each of them so special.


Wylder Hotel Windham - Windham, NY

Wylder Windham boasts 20 acres of land alongside the Batavia Kill River, and prides itself as a family-friendly, all-season resort is filled with endless opportunities for relaxation and fun.

There is a heated pool, pickleball courts, wood-fired saunas, lawn games, firepits and more on the grounds alone, in addition to the countless other activities that are within walking distance of the resort.


Mirror Lake Inn - Lake Placid, NY

As shared on the Mirror Lake Inn webpage, [o]verlooking Mirror Lake and the Adirondack High Peaks, our entire collection of guest rooms and suites are uniquely designed to allow guests to enjoy the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains.

Many different packages are available for prospective guests, including but not limited to: Unlimited Golf, Couples Getaway, "Pamper Yourself" and the 100th Anniversary Package.

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