Viewing Niagara Falls up close on the Cave of the Winds tour
The New York City skyline aglow at twilight
Landscape ablaze with beautiful fall colors in Central New York
Marveling at fall colors surrounding Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes
Historic Boldt Castle on Heart Island in the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River
Nighttime view of the skyline of Albany, the state capital
A lavender sky settles over the Montauk Point Light on Long Island
A Catskill Mountain picnic in the Sam's Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve
The Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa overlooking Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains
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Only here can you glide over the “Grand Canyon of the East,” Letchworth State Park, on a hot-air balloon ride, participate in live glass-blowing demonstrations at the Corning Museum of Glass and sample vintages from award-winning wineries along the Finger Lakes. Ride the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls and experience up close one of the natural wonders of the world. Explore a museum in the Catskills at the site of the 1960s Woodstock music festival.
Cruise the longest canal system in the country, tour a craft brewery, and go underground at Howe Caverns. Relive American colonial and Revolutionary War history in the Capital Region surrounding Albany, and watch a thrilling race as the world’s best thoroughbreds compete at the USA’s oldest sports venue, the Saratoga Race Course. Cruise to two castles in the Thousand Islands, walk across the Adirondack treetops at the Wild Center, or experience artistic performances in a lakeside Victorian village in Chautauqua-Allegheny.
In New York City, catch a Broadway show, view the famous skyline from a skyscraper observation deck or visit the National September 11 Memorial, an inspiring tribute to American resilience. For the ultimate road trip, drive through the scenic Hudson Valley, stopping to sample delicious cuisine at the renowned Culinary Institute of America. Tour West Point, the country’s oldest military academy, and visit historic estates like the Vanderbilt Mansion and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s home. Whatever you choose to do, New York delights.
New York State is home to 24 drive-in movie theaters, among the most of any state in the USA.
Combine Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Olympic national parks, and Adirondack Park is larger than all of them put together.
Niagara Falls State Park was the USA’s first state park.