A travel guide to New York, United States of America providing New York tourism and travel information.
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Overview

The state of New York offers countless tourist attractions including unique landscapes and diverse cultures and communities. Visitors to the state enjoy the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, home to Adirondack Park and a wealth of recreational pursuits. In western New York, don’t miss the cities of Buffalo and Rochester, and the world-famous Niagara Falls are just around the corner. For even more outdoor adventures, head to the central region of the state to the Finger Lakes or the Catskill Mountains. No trip to the state would be complete without a few days in New York City, an incredible source of non-stop entertainment, fabulous accommodations and attractions including the iconic Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and countless other well-known sights. Outside the city, Long Island’s tranquil beachscapes lure visitors for a little rest and relaxation.

Niagara Falls is one of the most popular New York state travel destinations, an unbelievably huge waterfall resting on the U.S.-Canada border. Nearby is the city of Buffalo, a modern metropolis offering big-city amenities such as gourmet dining, world-class theater performances and dazzling nightlife. In Rochester, historical sites abound including Kodak founder George Eastman’s home and the Corning Museum of Glass, offering exhibits and demonstrations on glassmaking, a glass art gallery and a hands-on workshop where visitors can create their own masterpiece.

The largest city in the country, New York City rests at the base of the Hudson River and has a population of eight million and growing. From the world-famous attractions to the internationally known skyline, this is a city like no other. Visit each of the five boroughs – Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx - to experience diverse and unique cultures and communities. The majority of the city’s main attractions are found in Manhattan and the Bronx, and Brooklyn is well-known for its vibrantly creative, revitalized ethnic neighborhoods. The city was traditionally the first stop for immigrants from around the world, which contributes to the city’s incredibly diverse population. The attractions here are endless. Visit Broadway, Times Square, Wall Street, Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Bronx Zoo, Yankee Stadium, Coney Island, U.N. Headquarters, the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Fifth Avenue... it is possible to spend weeks here and still not see it all. The streets are crowded and the traffic is unbearable, so be prepared to walk or utilize the extensive, well-managed public transportation wherever you need to go.

For the most unforgettable views of the city, take the free Staten Island Ferry across the harbor to Staten Island for picturesque views of the entire skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Staten Island is also home to a number of unique museums and galleries, and features miles of beautiful beaches suitable for swimming, fishing and water sports.


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