Doing some traveling in upstate New York? Find yourself in Oneida, New York. A mere 30 minutes East from the ever-popular Syracuse, and 4 hours North of New York City, it really isn’t that far to find fun and adventure.

There are plenty of great shops like Clarks Delightful Gifts, Libbey’s Good News Gifts, Tis the Season, and others like Rainbow Garden, Olympia Sports and Oneida Music Company.

Visitors can sample local cuisine at the many eateries, like Big Apple and Dunns Grill.  Enjoy the local attractions like Oneida Cottage Lawn Museum, Bogardus Performing Arts Center, the fabulous Turning Stone Casino, and most definitely, the fantastic Oneida Castle and Oneida Castle Park.

Once the day’s activities are done and it is time to wind down, there are many great places to choose from to relax from a long and eventful day.

First, there’s The Tower at Turning Stone Resort (& Casino)

If a little after dinner excitement in a casino and the comforts of a luxury resort are the order of the evening, Turning Stone Resort has just what you’re looking for. The Tower is 19 stories high, and offers an incredible panoramic view of the entire area, including the nearby Adirondack Mountains. Guests will be pampered in the extra spacious rooms that provide lavish comforts, and access to the 7 full service restaurants, food court, swimming pool, and that extra special touch of concierge service.

Fairfield Inn and Suites

Located alongside the highway for super easy access, you’ll find coziness, comfort and quiet relaxation at Fairfield Inn. Right across from Turning Stone, and a little bit less expensive than Turning Stone, you’ll find plenty of amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, a microwave and mini-fridge, spacious rooms, complimentary continental breakfast, an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Another great place to stay is La Quinta.

If you’re looking for quiet luxury without the higher price of the nearby resort hotels, then La Quinta is the place for you. Amenities include a sparkling heated indoor swimming pool, jetted hot tub, laundry, and same day dry cleaning. Guests enjoy spacious rooms and comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi Internet and late hour room service. Awaken with a fabulous “Bright Side Breakfast” and energize for the day in the well outfitted exercise rooms.