September 18, 2018 / Comments (0)

Utica, Rome, Verona & Sylvan Beach…Central New York’s Getaway Region

Quality year-round and seasonal attractions bring visitors from across the nation and around the world to Central New York for an authentic American experience. Our convenient location, great value, premier events and attractions make Oneida County an excellent getaway destination!


Climb aboard the Adirondack Scenic Railroad for an adventurous excursion into the six-million-acre Adirondack Park. Browse the world-renowned Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art for Picasso, Pollock, O’Keefe and Whistler. Spend a day reliving Revolutionary War history at Fort Stanwix National Monument, Oriskany Battlefield, Steuben Memorial State Historic Site or cruise aboard the Lil’ Diamond III along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.


Feeling lucky? Place your bets at Turning Stone Resort Casino or relax in their world renowned Skana Spa. Wager for more winnings at Vernon Downs Casino Hotel and its historic miracle mile harness racing track. Explore the wild side with a visit to Utica Zoo, Fort Rickey Children’s Discovery Zoo, and see millions of fish spawn at Rome Fish Hatchery. Discover Native American Indian culture and customs of the Oneida Nation at the Shako:wi Cultural Center.


Take a guided tour of F X Matt Brewery, the first brewer in the nation to sell beer after Prohibition and now famous for their Saranac brand of beers. Sample local craft brew, spirits and wine at eight more stops on the Heart of New York Craft Beverage Trail and earn a Friends of Fermentation t-shirt! See a Broadway show at the historic Stanley Theatre in downtown Utica or binge at the vintage film fest at the Capitol Theatre in Rome.


Looking for a family fun getaway? Hit the beach! Sylvan Beach offers two miles of sandy beaches on the east end of Oneida Lake. Step back to a simpler time where family fun is number one at this quintessential beachfront community. It’s flip flops, fishing, fun and games, great local restaurants, beach houses, and spectacular sunsets that will make lasting memories. If you dare, stay up late for a Park After Dark Ghost Tour at Sylvan Beach Amusement Park!


With 29 golf courses to choose from within 29 minutes you can play a different course everyday! Play like the pros at the breathtaking Atunyote Golf Club, voted one of America’s Best Public Courses by Golf Digest. We love winter here! Hit the slopes at Wood’s Valley Ski Area, traverse 30 miles of cross-country skiing at the BREIA Trails, or find your excitement sledding 560 miles of beautifully groomed snowmobile trails!


Visit us at OneidaCountyTourism.com for a full calendar of events and more ideas of things to see and do or call 800.426.3132 for a free Travel Guide.



Last modified: September 18, 2018

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