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New York, There is More to the State that Skyscrapers

When you say New York, those you're speaking to will typically think you're referring to the city. However, there is much more to the state than its large metropolis. New York has played a significant role in American history, and throughout New York, you'll find historical landmarks, beautiful landscapes, and much more. So to encourage you to think bigger than the confines of New York City, here is a list of places outside the city that are worth visiting.

  • Adirondack Mountain Region The Adirondacks spread out across six million acres. It is one of the world's greatest protected wilderness regions. Many popular tourist spots include Lake George, Placid, Pok-O-Moonshine Mountain, Moss Cliffs, Keene Valley, RogersRock, and Wallface.

  • Hudson Valley The Hudson Valley region is known for throwing exciting county festivals and fairs. These festivities are fun for all ages. While many are held periodically annually, the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival is one you must check out.

  • Catskills Region The Catskills bring forth a ton of opportunities for adventure. You can ski, snowboard, and go snowmobiling in the winter months. In contrast, the warmer weather months allow travelers and natives to enjoy hiking, swimming, camping, fishing, golfing, and more. Many of the lodges even have spas, luxurious restaurants, and pools.

  • Finger Lakes Region The Finger Lakes region has nearly 100 vineyards and wineries that spread across 11lakes and 14 counties. There are a lot of quaint villages with bed and breakfasts to stay at, or you can choose to stay at a resort for a little more pampering.

  • Buffalo & Niagra Falls Not only is this where Niagra Falls is located, but it's also a place for some fun and gambling. Sports fans, families, and nearly everyone will find something to do, whether hitting a casino, taking a boat ride near the falls, going to a game, or wandering around the zoo.

  • Albany & Saratoga Springs Albany is the state capital. The churches and historic homes are beautiful here. Going on a river cruise is the most excellent way to see the capital and all of its stunning architecture. After Albany, head to Saratoga Springs to soak in healing spring water, catch a horse race, or see a live ballet performance.

  • Syracuse Sightly architecture, college sports, and a great art scene make up the City of Syracuse. This smaller city has become a thriving tourist destination. Anyone who loves college sports, jazz and blues, or golf should make their way to this artsy little city.

  • Ithaca Ithaca is another college town full of flair. Check out the town's many hiking trails, art theaters, and of course, the delicious food. Make sure you also wander through many of the city parks to enjoy the natural beauty.

  • Thousand Island Region The Thousand Island region is perfect for all water lovers. There is so much to do, including swimming, cruising, jetskiing, floatplane rides, and more. The seafood restaurants in the area are also worth checking out since it comes straight out of the water.

So the next time you hear "New York," remember there is more to the state than a bunch of skyscrapers. Let us help you see New York, the state. Click "Schedule a Quick Chat" to speak with one of our agents about visiting New York.


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