When people think of New York, the first thing that comes to mind is the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps. From an international point of view, and even across the nation, New York City is thought of as the end all, be all of the state. However, New York offers a wealth of attractions and points of interest that draw visitors, as well as residents, every year.
Visit the capital city of Albany in upstate New York to see the New York State Museum and the governor’s mansion. Venture a short distance away to Lake George, a major tourist attraction that includes fun parks, lodging, and shopping outlets. The Adirondack Mountains bring nature lovers back time and again to hike the trails, go camping, and enjoy the wilderness. Don’t forget Saratoga and one of the most famous horse racing tracks in the world. Make it a summertime destination and find out what all of the fuss is about. Travel to the southern portion of the state to experience Long Island and the big city, see the Statue of Liberty, and go on Broadway.
Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton are only a few of the other big cities that attract travellers year round. Niagara Falls can be experienced on the American side and access is available to cross over to Canada to see all of its glory.
New York is rich in history. Throughout the state, there are historical sites that remain from colonial days, the American Revolution, and those that date back to earlier times with the Native Americans. Have a great big slice of the pie and sample the great variety that this state has to offer. With such a large area to cover, it will take many return trips to fully appreciate all of its offerings.