7 Places In New York That Are Like A Caribbean Paradise In The Summer

Recently one of our followers on Only In New York’s Instagram tagged us in a beautiful shot and shared in her caption that “New York’s nickname should be changed to the “Hidden Gem” state…. nature is boundless here!” – and I couldn’t agree more! No matter how long you’ve been a resident of New York, it always feels like you’re discovering something new that you never realized existed right here in our backyard.

With that said, why plan an expensive vacation away when there’s still so much to see and do here in your home state? All throughout the Empire State, you can find little pieces of paradise that will make you feel like you’ve been transported down to the Caribbean. So ditch the long flights and keep your money in your wallet, it’s time to think about planning the ultimate staycation to one of these beautiful utopias.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Which destination in the Empire State makes you feel like you’re on an exotic island? To plan an adventure to more waterfront paradises, read about how The Hike To This Secluded Waterfall Beach In New York Is Positively Amazing!