Not many people are chancing a big, out-of-state vacation or weekend getaway right now with the pandemic.

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Still, we're improving as the weeks go by, as the restrictions are loosening. There are still close-by places to have a safe and fun getaway in the Western New York surrounding areas.

Here are seven of them (a couple might be a two-to-three-hour drive but a car ride sounds great compared to being homebound).