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New York Travel Vacation Guide

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New York Vacation Rentals

Whether you are planning a family getaway to Lake George or an exciting trip to Catskills or New York City, staying at a cozy NY vacation rental pays off. More than just a comfort and privacy, vacation homes in New York are an affordable solution, especially when traveling in a big group. Choose between a fine New York hotel or a stylish New York bed and breakfast and enjoy amazing attractions offered by "The Empire State".

Things to do in New York

Unofficially divided into "upstate" and "downstate", New York has a varied and interesting geography including lakes, an ocean and mountains that are home to many exciting outdoor activities and events. From the spectacular Niagara Falls, amazing mountains of Adirondacks, mysterious Hudson River and the delightful Catskills to breathtaking and magnificent New York City - all that and much more is awaiting tourists in New York.

Upstate Natural State parks, Hudson valley wineries, Lake George, a series of caves of Howe Caverns and endless monuments and sightseeing sites in New York City will provide you with unlimited activities and things to do. Whether you are a fan of nature or love the city's night life and fine dining, New York will exceed all your expectations. Check out our ideas for outdoor activities in New York:

Niagara Falls

Upstate New York is known for its natural treasures such as Niagara Falls. Take a fun ride on the "Maid of the Mist" and feel the tremendous force of the water while admiring the famous falls from the underneath and behind. Stay at your NY hotel until the dusk and you will be delighted by the spectacular colorful lights that illuminate the falls.

Howe Caverns

If you enjoy adventure, explore exciting caves of Howe Caverns by taking an hour guided tour. Most of the tour is by foot, but there is also a small boat trip through the enchanting Lake Venus. Be sure to take a warm sweater and a jacket as the temperature in the caves does not exceed 52 degrees year round!

Lake George

Plan a family weekend at Lake George while staying at a charming log cabin or lake cottage. Clear waters and mountain views are said to be one of the most beautiful in the country. You and your close ones will enjoy boating, canoeing, movie watching in the park and river rafting among many other family activities.

New York City

Featured in countless movies and photographs, New York City skyline is without doubt the most famous and breathtaking panorama of the world. The heart of New York City, an island of Manhattan is the most populated and diverse area in the country. Starting at the busy financial district with its famous Wall Street, going through Enchanting Little Italy and trendy Greenwich Village, hectic and always crowded bright Times Square and finally finishing with the relaxing lush nature of Central Park, New York City will provide you with all kinds of emotions and experiences in one day! World famous monuments, high skyscrapers, little charming parks, one of the best shopping and restaurants in the world are all waiting for you in the Big Apple.

New York City Sightseeing

There is no better way of visiting New York City than by walking. Start your tour at downtown Manhattan and visit Wall Street with its famous New York City Stock Exchange. Just around the corner, on Broadway you will see beautiful gothic Trinity Church with surrounding churchyard full of monuments from American history. On your way out, take a look at the famous Wall Street Bull which symbolizes prosperity and financial optimism. Going south you will find leafy Battery Park, a perfect place to sit down and relax while looking at the Hudson River. You can also take a ferry and visit popular tourist sites - Staten and Ellis Islands featuring The Statue of Liberty and The Immigration Museum - once "a gate to the freedom".

Continuing your walk through Manhattan, do not miss the powerful Empire State building located at midtown. This 1250 feet tall legendary building will provide you with breathtaking views on the whole New York City and neighbor states. Roughly 10 blocks away towards uptown, you will find the biggest intersection in New York, Times Square. Bright animated commercials, huge television screens and numerous restaurants and brand stores have made this place an icon of New York City. Nearby Broadway theatres are a must see on your list. Pick from a wide variety of Broadway live shows and enjoy the fun of world famous musicals.

After the whole day of sightseeing, Central Park will be the perfect place for you to relax. Nestled in the middle of Manhattan, lush Central Park is home to unlimited activities, sports and events. Regardless of the season, you will always see people jogging, walking and having lunch on the Central Park's hospitable grounds. While in the park, make sure to visit "The Met", Metropolitan Museum of Art, home to world's art masterpieces and spectacular exhibitions. Located around the Central Park you will also find The Guggenheim and The Museum of Natural history, although it is better to devote one full day for visiting those.

Manhattan is so diverse and full of vibrant night life, it is very hard to narrow down the list of things to do. That is why you will need at least a one week vacation to enjoy all New York City excellent attractions.

World Known Top Events in the State of New York

Hudson 400th Celebration of Discovery
Albany, Jan. 1-Dec. 31

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
New York, Nov. 26

Woodstock/New Paltz Arts & Craft Fair—Quail Hollow Events
Woodstock, May 23-25, Sept. 5-7
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