These 3 Upstate NY Metros Best Winter Holiday Destinations in US
Living in Upstate New York has its benefits, especially during the winter months. A new study was done that ranks the best cities in the United States for winter holiday destinations. Three in Upstate New York finished in the top fifty.
What Were the Criteria of the Study?
According to WalletHub, the criteria were based on the cheapest destinations in the United States that are easy to get to. This study was done focusing on the cost and convenience of traveling to these metro areas and the number of winter attractions and activities in each city. Another factor was how busy and entertained the travelers are at each location.
Which 3 Upstate New York Metros Made the List?
#28 Buffalo-Cheektowaga Metro
With so much to offer Canalside, the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area has ice skating, ice bikes, curling, and more. This makes it one of the most affordable and fun destinations in winter in the U.S.
#29 Rochester Metro Area
Rochester also offers a wide variety of winter activities downtown and beyond for the winter months.
#31 Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro Area
The Empire State Plaza has an ice rink that is popular during the winter months and is free to the public.
There are also many ski resorts around the Albany-Schenectady-Troy Metro area. These resorts are within miles of each other and offer many fun winter activities other than skiing. Many offer tubing as well.
One of the major attractions is the Schenectady Holiday parade.
There are many ice rinks and sledding hills throughout the city of Troy along with the nightlife that makes this a winter destination.