New York State Vacations

Known as the “Empire State”, New York state sometimes takes a backseat to New York City. While the colorful and exciting Big Apple is the main tourist destination, the rest of the state offers myriad opportunities for nature and history lovers. The historic Hudson River Valley hosts leaf-peepers, antiquers and B&B aficionados. At the northernmost ... Read more
tip of the state, the former honeymoon capital of the country, Niagara Falls, still hosts visitors from around the world, here to see North America's most powerful waterfalls. Families and skiers have been coming to the Catskill mountains for generations (including the cast of the 1980s classic Dirty Dancing) and the Finger Lakes are an up-and-coming wine region.

New York State places to stay and top hotels

New York State things to do and experiences

  • Central Park
    9.5877 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Park
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  • Times Square
    8.7951 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Entertainment, Landmark
    Popular withFamiliesAdventure
  • Empire State Building
    9.0541 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamilies
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
    9.1469 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Bridge, Landmark, Park, Popular
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New York State


The best time to visit New York depends on what you want to do: summer is great for camping and sightseeing (though you’ll also endure crowds and higher hotel prices), while colder months attract winter ... Read more
sports-lovers to the Adirondacks and Catskill Mountains. If you’re not into skiing, the winter months can be brutal with temperatures that drop as low as 15F (-9C) and snowstorms that dump several feet of snow. There is hardly a better place to experience fall than in New York, which, come mid-October, is endowed with brilliant red and gold foliage. Of course, the Big Apple is bustling year-round with plenty of things to do no matter what the season.

Top New York State restaurants

  • Eataly
    9.1200 reviews
    Italian, Specialty Food Stores
    Popular withFoodiesTrendsters
  • Katz's Delicatessen
    8.7190 reviews
    American, Breakfast & Brunch, Deli & Sandwich
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Ippudo NY
    9.199 reviews
    Popular withFoodiesTrendsters
  • The Halal Guys
    9.287 reviews
    Food Trucks, Halal
    Popular withFoodiesOutdoorsy
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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar/Burma

It was quite an adventure.I didn't want to leave this place. Suitable for everyone.

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London, UK

Welcom to! The inflatable dartboard is incredibly flexible and can be set up in various positons. This makes it a good entertainment hub for birthday parties, family get together and corporate outings.
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Palo Alto, California

Most parts of New York are fine to explore, but you haft to be carful. Even though tons of famous and rich people live there, doesn't mean poor people and the homeless wouldn't be wondering the streets.

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New York is the place to be. It's fun dynamic and everyone can enjoy themselves with all its diversity.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

As I'm sure is true for many travelers I've mostly only explored New York City!

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Naples, Italy

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Pittsford (town), New York

You got to love this place. The mountains of the Adirondacks to the skyscrapers of Manhattan. This state has a true variety of places to see and visit.

Schenectady, New York State, USA

New York State is one of the original 13 colonies. It was settle by the Dutch and has some great diversity of activities to do. The Adirondack being the largest State Park in the Country host variety of different things to do and with the fall colors unbeatable.

Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA

with scenic resorts, and historical sites and a plethora of things to do, you remember the theme'I Love New York' . From Montauk to the Falls, New York State offers something for everyone. The Philadelphia Orchestra's summer home is Saratoga New York, not Pennsylvania!