Utica Vacations & Travel Packages!
Utica is a city in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County in New York, United States. It was well-known for its textile production and was one of the richest cities in the country during early 20th century. During your Utica vacations, you would be impressed with the city’s profound historical, artistic, cultural and culinary identity as they are focally related to immigrant influx. Utica also holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest doughnut that measured 1.5 tons and was prepared in 1993. Since nothing is better than getting a good deal during a holiday trip, you should book your Utica vacation packages to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices, and to enjoy your vacations.
It is best to arrive in Utica during fall and early winter season from September to November. It is mild and cooler at 45-70 deg F, and you can use this time for ample sightseeing and to enjoy the local cuisines.
Places of interest in Utica
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is focally known for its Museum of Art. Made in a remarkable International-style building, the museum is home to 20 galleries featuring over 25000 American and European paintings and decorative arts that date back to last three centuries. A star attraction here is the first set of the two original sets of Thomas Cole's famous series of paintings titled The Voyage of Life. The other set is kept in National Gallery Washington, DC
The Utica Zoo is focally known for its 200 plus animal exhibits, a children’s petting zoo and several up-close experiences (called ‘encounters’) with regional animals like Red Pandas, African lions and Bactrian Camels. This zoo is a year round delight and it also organizes some themed events like Wine in the Wilderness, Brewfest and Holiday Hoot at different times of the year.
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad is a tourist railway located in the Adirondack Park in Utica. It operates over the vintage tracks of the former New York Central Railroad between Utica and Lake Placid, the latter being a two time host of Winter Olympics. This track was laid down in 1892 and was subsequently purchased by the New York Central.