"Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today..." New York State has drawn visitors by the millions long before Frank Sinatra walked its streets. On one end sits New York City, the largest metropolis in the United States and one of the most famous cities on the planet. A world leader in finance, commerce, culture, and art, walking its streets beneath towering skyscrapers is truly magic. On the other lies Niagara Falls, the most famous waterfall in the United States and a tourist magnet for two centuries. Between those two appear many other worthy sites, from the history of the Hudson River Valley, to the wilderness of the Adirondacks, to the natural beauty and wine of the Finger Lakes.
Highlights from New York
- New York City: One of the most famous cities in the world, with every urban experience a visitor could ever want.
- Niagara Falls: Large, impressive, and famous waterfall viewable from land, water, the air, and tunnels behind.
- Finger Lakes: Natural beauty, wineries, and long thin glacially carved lakes combine here.
- Adirondack Park: Vast wilderness area with long hiking trails to exposed mountain summits, isolated lakes, and white water rivers.
- Long Island: Home of the celebrity filled Hamptons, it also features the state's best beaches, quaint fishing villages, and many historic sites.
- Hudson River Valley: Historic valley filled with Guilded Age mansions, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and so much beauty it inspired a painting movement.
- Buffalo Often viewed as an overnight spot on the way to Niagara Falls, the city that invented Buffalo Wings features impressive historic architecture and museums.
- Cooperstown: The home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, which celebrates the game called "America's Pastime".
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