New York isn’t just a city. The Big Apple has enough to entertain anyone for years, from Broadway theatre to art museums to the Statue of Liberty and, of course, shopping galore. But the state of New York offers so many sights and activities that you could easily spend a vacation there without ever going into the city. In Western New York there’s Buffalo and the American side of the world-famous Niagara Falls. Traveling East in New York you’ll arrive at the Finger Lakes, where you can partake in all sorts of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, boating, and more, plus visit over 70 wineries.
Fine arts abound in Central and Eastern New York, thanks to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Everson Museum of Art, and the Corning Museum of Glass. History buffs will also enjoy New York’s George Eastman House and Susan B. Anthony House, both in Rochester. Northern New York is home to Lake Placid, the Thousand Islands, and the Adirondack Mountains, all three of which make this area of New York perfect for outdoor activities. In Southeast New York, the Hudson Valley & Catskills region of New York is the perfect gateway between New York City and the rest of the state, as it combines the natural, historical, and fine arts aspects of each.