Sightseeing in Rutland

$269 for a Hot Air Balloon Excursion and Champagne Picnic for Two from SunKiss Ballooning ($500 Value

SunKiss Ballooning

West Glens Falls - Park and Ride

Trained pilots take passengers soaring past the Adirondacks on a 40–60-minute flight followed by snacks and champagne

$500 $269

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Paradise Bay Cruise from Lake George Steamboat Company (Up to 39% Off). Three Options Available.

Lake George Steamboat Company

Lake George

Aboard a century-old boat, passengers cruise over Paradise Bay and listen to the captain’s narration of the beautiful Lake George scenery

$46 $29

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Visit or Membership to The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame (50% Off). Three Options Available.

National Museum Of Dance And Hall Of Fame

Saratoga Springs

Museum celebrates the history of dance and dancers with stunning exhibits

$26 $13

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Wine Tasting for Two plus a Glass of Wine Each at East Shore Vineyard (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

East Shore Vineyard

Church Street Marketplace

Sample three Vermont-made wines at a Church Street Market Place tasting room

$28 $14

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Visit for Two or Four to the Ice Castle (42% Off)

Ice Castles

Sun Bowl Lodge, Stratton Mountain Resort

Castle built by hand with 100,000+ icicles gleams in the sun or glows at night with embedded lights synchronized with music

$25.90 $15

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Distillery Tour and Glasses for Two or Four at The Albany Distilling Company (Up to 50% Off)

The Albany Distilling Company

Albany

Tours reveal the process behind the distillery’s 19th- and early 20th-century-style rums and whiskeys

$20 $12

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$44 for Package with Wine Tasting, Wine Book, and Pruning Seminar at Candia Vineyards ($116 Value)

Candia Vineyards

Candia

Wine lovers receive a tasting for two, a voucher for dessert wine, chocolates, a wind chime, New England wine book, and a pruning seminar

$116 $44

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Museum Admission and Memberships to Millyard Museum (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Millyard Museum

The Millyard

Learn about the history of Manchester, New Hampshire, formerly the home of the world’s largest textile company

$16 $9

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One or Three Private Flying Lessons with Ground School and Hands-On Flights from C-R Helicopters (Up to 53% Off)

C-R Helicopters

Northwest Nashua

Pilots go over instruments and preflight checks before letting students hone flight patterns behind the controls of two-seater helicopters

$207.50 $110

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Sightseeing and Shopping Bus Tour of New York City for One, Two, or Four from D and S Tours (Up to 60% Off)

D and S Tours

Mary Rowlandson Elementary School

A climate-controlled motor coach with plush, padded seats travels from Lancaster to New York City, where passengers explore at their leisure

$300 $125

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No matter what direction their houses might actually be facing, most of the roofs in the United States point toward Slate Valley, a 24-mile-long stretch between New York and Vermont. That region not only produces most of the nation's roofing slate, but also has an intricate history that reaches all the way back to the 1800s.

  • The Building: Slate Valley Museum fills a New World Dutch Barn, which was built around 1840
  • Eye Catcher: a worn-down and beat-up 1951 LJT Mack Truck, which once hauled finished slate?and then blocks and rubbish?for the Tatko Bros. Slate Company

  • Don't Miss: Neil Rappaport's black-and-white photographs of Slate Valley's quarries, workers, and earliest bunny ears
  • Permanent Mainstay: The Dream and the Reality, which explores how various immigrant groups came to work in the slate quarries
  • Visiting Exhibit: Slate as Muse?a collection of sculptures, photographs, and watercolor paintings by 19 artists who used slate as medium and subject
  • While You're in the Neighborhood: take a self-guided driving tour through local quarries and other slate-industry sites
17 Water St.
Granville,
NY
US

Established: 1976

Staff Size: 25?50 people

Pro Tip: Allow at least 2?3 hours, but don't try to do everything on your first visit.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: 125+ exhibits, it's hard to pick one

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with the Director Of Marketing

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

The Montshire is a 100-acre science center delighting visitors of all ages with diverse exhibits and programs.

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?

Andy's Place is a special area for children five and under and the museum store is full of carefully selected gifts, books, puzzles, and toys.

1 Montshire Road
Norwich,
VT
US

Whitewater Challengers' certified guides steer paddlers as young as 5 across the skipping surf of the Poconos’ Lehigh River Gorge, the Black River Canyon, and the Adirondacks’ Hudson, Moose, and Salmon rivers. In the rafting industry since 1975, the guides have collectively traveled more than 16 million miles of rapids. They chart courses that satisfy a range of experience levels, from beginning jaunts down gentle rapids to advanced battles through coursing foam and wicked currents.

The crew’s ultimate goal is to make rafting a fun adventure, which means that they take care of the business end, providing all safety equipment, transportation to launch points, and lessons for novices. When not on the water, the outdoors-loving crew also organizes mountain-biking and camping trips in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

4511 Route 28
Johnsburg,
NY
US

Lake George Steamboat Company's fleet of cruise ships?which range from a charming paddlewheel to a 107-year-old steel-hulled vessel?regularly set sail on scenic Lake George, nicknamed the "Queen of American Lakes." What passengers see, however, depends on the cruise. A moonlight cruise ferries them beneath the stars, whereas a fireworks cruise grants breathtaking views of fireworks displays. Sightseeing cruises chug along the shoreline, passing by the Adirondacks and slipping between the small islands known as the Narrows after the boat sucks in a large breath. Throughout the tour, a knowledgeable captain expounds on the history and ecology of Lake George.

57 Beach Road
Lake George,
NY
US

The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame covers everything from the history of dance in Harlem to the innovations of famous dancers. Exhibits containing videos, artifacts, and costumes explore traditional and modern dance from a variety of cultural groups and class backgrounds. To share a passion for dance with the community, the museum also hosts classes through the Lewis A. Swyer School for the Arts.

99 S Broadway
Saratoga Springs,
NY
US

The story of the United States Navy begins on Lake Champlain. The year was 1776, and the fledgling American Revolution seemed doomed to failure almost before it began after a naval retreat to the town known today as Whitehall, New York. Then the Continental Congress issued a command on June 17 of 1776 "to build, with all expedition, as many galleys and armed vessels as ... shall be sufficient to make us indisputably masters of the lakes Champlain and George." By August, eight new gunboats were afloat on the lake—just in time to face the British in the Battle of Valcour.

That story and hundreds more come to life in the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's collection of more than 15,000 artifacts, images, and documents. Visitors can marvel at the massive 10' x 8' rudder of the steamboat Champlain II, and explore her shipwreck in real time using a remote-operated vehicle. In the Hazelett Watercraft Center, the 111-year-old ice yacht Storm King towers over 90 dugouts, bark canoes, kayaks, rowing skiffs, and sailboats. But the core of the museum is the Key to Liberty exhibit, where visitors can read eyewitness accounts of the Battle of Valcour and marvel at a 9-foot scale model of a gunboat. On fair days, the full-size gunboat replica Philadelphia II sets sail, giving passengers a glimpse of a distant era without the bother of going though a time machine broker first.

4472 Basin Harbor Road
Vergennes,
VT
US