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Attractions and things to do in New York (State)

The Great Lawn at Central Park, New York

The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Most of us all dream of one day visiting New York City's most iconic attraction which can only be Liberty Island's Lady Liberty herself standing 151 feet tall and weighing some 204 tonnes. This eye catching UNESCO World Heritage Site has appeared in top rated movies for decades and is now a must-see for anyone lucky enough to be in the Big Apple. The Statue of liberty stands read more...

 

Stand at "The Center of the Universe" in Times Square

Flocks of people, street entertainers, musicians and performers, skyscrapers, electronic billboards, giant illuminated signs and lots and lots of bright colours are what make Times Square in midtown Manhattan the electrifying landmark it is today. Iconified as the "The Center of the Universe" and known as one of New York's biggest tourist magnets it is the hub of the Broadway read more...

 

Visit Niagara Falls State Park

Usually associated as being a unique attraction in Canada, the stunning natural spectacle that is Niagara Falls is also shared with the state of New York. Located in Niagara Falls State Park in the city of Niagara Falls in the western New York region, this magical North American landmark is filled with various places of interest and excitement for all. The park features the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls and part of the Canadian Falls (Horseshoe Falls) which make up Niagara Falls. From here you can experience the different methods of getting closer and closer to the torrential waters of Niagara Falls whether it's by boat on the Maid of the Mist, on catwalks like the Cave of the Winds, by helicopter or on the many observation towers located at different angles around and next to the attraction like that at Prospect Point. Viewing the attraction at night is one of the most captivating times to visit the cataracts when it is fully lit with vibrant colours producing an extraordinary effect as millions of gallons of water plummet into the darkness below. Whilst in the city of Niagara Falls, you can take the opportunity to visit other places of interest like One Niagara Center, Aquarium of Niagara, Hard Rock Café, and dine in the dozens of restaurants on offer too. To complete your visit, tour the various regions of this small city such as Little Italy, North End, Deveaux, LaSalle, Downtown, Niagara Street/East Side, Buffalo Avenue or Hyde Park which are all distinct in their own way and charming destinations.

 

Have a break in Central Park

Imagine serenity in the centre of chaos. You may not think it would exist but in the centre of Manhattan in New York City, it does. Situated between 79th and 86th Streets is Central Park also nicknamed the "People's Park". Within this 843-acre attraction of emerald gardens are beautifully-kept lawns, blossoming flowers, calm lakes, ponds and fountains. It was designed and built with the sole purpose of providing New Yorkers with a calm and natural environment where they could go to escape the hustle and bustle of their hectic city lives read more...

 

Tour the "city in the city" at Rockefeller Center

Built by the Rockefeller family between 1930 and 1939, the Rockefeller Center near Times Square is a mini-metropolis of 19 commercial skyscrapers and nicknamed the "city in the city". Occupying the area between Fifth and Sixth Avenues on 48th and 51st Streets, Rockefeller Center is a US National Historic Landmark and has plenty of iconic things to see and experience. Its main attraction is the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Once you have bought your tickets, soar 70 floors to the top of the exceptional GE Building read more...

 

Sightseeing in New York City – On the ground versus in the air

There are various ways to go sightseeing in New York City whether it's with your feet firmly on the ground or up in the sky. Walking through the long avenues and trying to get to all the must-see attractions the city has to offer can be exhausting and can sometimes take away from the excitement so finding alternative ways to see as much of NYC as possible during your holidays is important. One of the most inexpensive ways to tour NYC is read more...

 

Get of the city and into Adirondack Park

Situated in the northeastern part of the State of New York is a pristine natural jewel entirely opposite to what New York is typically associated with. Adirondack is a majestic mountain range of 46 peaks bounded in the north by the Canadian border and features small towns, great lakes, rivers, brooks, ponds, and hiking trails. The Adirondack Park which features the highest mountain peak in the state, Mount Marcy, is mostly known for containing the staggeringly beautiful Lake Placid which is a highly searched-for resort offering top hotels, ski resorts, golf courses and other facilities within the Lake Placid Village and nearby. Other well frequented resorts include Lake George, Saranac Lake, Old Forge, Schroon Lake and the St. Regis Lakes, plus you'll find many camping grounds scattered around the Park too. There are a series of activities that can be enjoyed at Adirondack Park which is what attracts the majority of tourists to the area such as flatwater and whitewater canoeing and kayaking, motorboating, hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, fishing and birdwatching. Don't miss out on an adventure of a lifetime in this not so metropolitan part of New York!

 

Finger Lakes

For a quiet and relaxed getaway, Finger Lakes in Upstate New York State is a quality destination. Finger Lakes, a name which comes from the 11 freshwater narrow lakes (resembling fingers) that run through the region is a vast tourist resort that lies within an area of sloping hills. The region is greatly admired for its picturesque beauty also. Finger Lakes is New York's largest wine producing region with over 100 wineries and vineyards found in the areas of Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua, Keuka, Conesus and Hemlock lakes where grape varieties include Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Cabernet Franc, Vidal Blanc and Native American varieties. Many vineyards are open to visitors which have boosted the area's success in the tourism sector even more. Finger Lakes is known for being the homeland of the first Iroquois tribes and other American Indian tribes after them resulting in the region's rich history and culture. There are plenty of enigmatic constructions like the Bluff Point Stoneworks you can visit during your adventures as well as fascinating museums dedicated to art, motorless flight, natural history and games such as Museum of the Earth, National Soaring Museum, and the Strong National Museum of Play. Other stand-out leisure activities that can be appreciated in Finger Lakes include skiing, hiking, fishing and hunting in certain zones.

About New York City

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Attractions and things to do in New York (State)

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Events and Festivals in New York (State)

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