JetBlue—New York’s Hometown Airline™—and the State of New York are proud to bring you some of the top beers and wines from the cities JetBlue services, including Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and New York City. Come wine with the airline and visit one of New York’s many vineyards and breweries throughout the Finger Lakes, Greater Niagara, Long Island and NYC regions.
JetBlue launched in New York in 2000 with the goal of bringing humanity back to air travel. Fast forward 13+ years and 75+ destinations and we’re still living at home and proud of it. Today JetBlue is the only major airline headquartered in New York and also the first airline to partner with the State to promote our love for New York and its finest wines. We’re proud to showcase these local wines as part of the Taste NY initiative.
Below, we’ve called out a few of New York’s great wineries and breweries, as well as some nearby attractions to round out your trip!
What to See/Do/Drink in the Finger Lakes Region (SYR & ROC)
Featured Wineries & Breweries:
New York Wine & Culinary Center
The New York Wine and Culinary Center is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves as an educational gateway to New York’s agriculture, food and wine. Courses are offered in cooking techniques, food and wine pairings, focused wine tastings, and nutrition programs.
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Genesee Country Village & Museum is the largest living history museum in New York State and one of the largest living history museums in the country.
George Eastman House/International Museum of Photography and Film
George Eastman House was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966. It tells the story of photography and motion pictures in history and culture, and maintains the George Eastman mansion, gardens, and archives for scholastic research and public enjoyment.
National Museum of Play at The Strong
This is the only museum in the world devoted solely to the importance of play! The National Museum of Play at The Strong is home to the region’s only indoor butterfly garden; the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of dolls, toys, and games; and the prestigious National Toy Hall of Fame®.
Destiny USA is a 2.4 million square foot tourist destination in Syracuse, NY that includes a strong mix of luxury outlet retailers (more than 260 retail venues), restaurants and unique entertainment attractions such as WonderWorks, Pole Position Raceway, Adventure Canyon Climb and more!
Everson Museum of Art
The Everson Museum of Art is internationally recognized for its extensive and significant collection of ceramics, pioneering art video collection and distinctive structural design by the noted architect I.M. Pei.
Historic Armory Square is downtown Syracuse's premier restaurant and specialty retail district, as well as home to the Museum of Science & Technology. Visitors can find clothing and accessories, jewelry, original art, a chocolate factory, bakeries, breweries and other specialty retail.
Featured Wineries & Breweries:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
See one of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art, including works by Pollock, deKooning and Warhol.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex
Considered one of the finest examples of Wright’s Prairie-style design, this house is nearing the completion of a $50 million renovation and features a new visitor center designed by acclaimed architect Toshiko Mori.
Teddy Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
Stand where Teddy Roosevelt took the oath of office in this recently renovated and reopened museum.
The Buffalo Zoo offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and several unique areas in which to enjoy an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history.
Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Shea's Performing Arts Center is a theater for touring Broadway musicals and special events in Buffalo, New York. Originally called Shea's Buffalo, it was opened in 1926 to show silent movies.
What to See/Do/Drink in the Long Island & NYC Regions (JFK)
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Long Island Aquarium
Prepare for a voyage of undersea discovery at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center! From shark dives to sea lion shows, we blend science and nature with myth to create an informative and entertaining environment for visitors of all ages.
Splish Splash Water Park
Splish Splash has 96 exciting acres of total fun for the whole family. Everywhere you turn, you discover another one-of-a-kind water attraction. Year after year, families come here for a summer like no other!
There’s no better time to visit the world-renowned Hamptons than now. Stroll quaint villages and boutiques where you’re sure to find the top designer names; dine in the trendiest restaurants; take in a theater show and enjoy two of America’s Top Ten beaches (Dr. Stephen Leatherman/Dr. Beach).
Gold Coast mansions
The Gold Coast area that stretches along Long Island's North Shore region is interwoven with history and was once home to some of the wealthiest families in America. Just a short ride from New York City, F. Scott Fitzgerald immortalized this region in his book, The Great Gatsby.
No trip to New York City is complete without experiencing some of its world-class cultural institutions, and Museum Mile is a good place to start. This stretch of Fifth Avenue—actually measuring a little longer than a mile—lays claim to one of the world's densest concentrations of culture.
If Prospect Park feels like Brooklyn's answer to Central Park, there's a reason—Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed both massive green spaces in the mid–19th century.
Spanning 265 lush acres, the Bronx Zoo is the largest urban wildlife preserve in the United States, home to several authentically re-created habitats that house more than 5,000 animals representing more than 600 species (including an ever-changing cast of "awww"-worthy newborns).
Staten Island Ferry
More than a means of transportation, the Staten Island Ferry is an attraction unto itself. For no charge, visitors can enjoy the 25-minute voyage by water from Lower Manhattan to Staten Island and take in the Statue of Liberty and amazing views of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline.