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While wildlife and adventure are certainly reasons to visit, New York's incredible history, showcased at places like the African Burial Ground, Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, the Adirondack Folk School and the Baseball Hall of Fame, mean it's a perfect stop for families looking to slip a little education into summer vacation.

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• New York City

New York City, New York

What isn't New York City known for? Whether it's fashion, culture, food, nightlife, history, entertainment or just the chance to try a completely novel experience, you'll find it in NYC. Every borough and neighborhood has its own personality and offerings …

• Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn contains dozens of distinct neighborhoods, representing many of the major ethnic groups found within the New York City area. Bedford-Stuyvesant is home to one of the most famous African American communities, along with Brownsville, East New York, and Coney Island …

• Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls is home to the Niagara Falls State Park. The park has several attractions, including Cave of the Winds behind the Bridal Veil Falls, Maid of the Mist, at the foot of the Rainbow Bridge, Prospect Point and its observation tower, Niagara Discovery Center, and the Aquarium of Niagara …

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» Adirondacks

Adirondacks, New York

This iconic upstate mountain range is contained within a 6.1 million-acre state park and includes two peaks that reach more than 5,000 feet. An impressive network of scenic trails attracts nature-loving travelers to this popular park, and calm, beautiful rivers are ideal for canoeing and kayaking. Picturesque campgrounds make this the perfect stop for visitors to New York looking to escape the city and embrace the beauty of upstate in the spring, summer and fall. And close proximity to Lake Placid, a two-time home to the Olympic Games …

» Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York

The Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo is dedicated to contemporary and modern art, and is part of one of the country's oldest public art institutions. The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy was founded in 1862, and is the group that oversees the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which opened in 1905. The gallery originally opened as the Albright Art Gallery, named after the man who financed it, but a major addition was added in 1962 by a man whose name was added to the gallery's name as well …

» Bear Mountain State Park

Bear Mountain State Park, New York

Bear Mountain State Park is a popular outdoor recreation area in New York, with year-round outdoor sports as well as attractions to visit. Located on the western side of the Hudson River, Bear Mountain State Park covers more than 5,000 acres of land. There are mountains - including the 1,300-foot-peak from which the park takes its name - along with vast forest areas and wildlife sanctuaries. Recreational activities include fishing, boating, hiking, trail running, and even ski jumping, sledding, and ice skating in the winter …

» Boldt Castle

Boldt Castle, New York

Built in the early 20th century in the middle of Heart Island, Boldt Castle is one of the main tourist attractions of the Thousand Islands in the Saint Lawrence River. George Boldt began building the 120-room castle in 1900 for his wife, and when she died four years later all work on the building stopped. It was left empty and open to the elements for more than 70 years. The castle was purchased in 1977 and has been restored as a local attraction. The first floor of the castle is meant to show how the Boldt family would have decorated it, had they ever moved in …

» Breakneck Ridge Loop

Breakneck Ridge Loop, New York

Breakneck Ridge is one of the mountains that sits alongside the Hudson River in New York, and the Breakneck Ridge Loop is a challenging trail to the top and back. Although the length of the Breakneck Ridge Loop itself seems reasonable at roughly 3.5 miles, the elevation gain is extreme for such a short distance - so much so that, in places, the trail is nearly vertical. It's not quite rock climbing, but it's close. The reward at the top is an incredible view from the top of the mountain overlooking the Hudson River …

» Capital - Saratoga

Capital - Saratoga, New York

A long history of horse-racing may have made the Capital - Saratoga region famous, but visitors to this upstate empire say its collection of well-kept colonial houses, charming family farms, quaint covered bridges and quiet downtown streets are what make it the perfect escape. Art lovers can tour the city of Troy, where more Tiffany stained glass windows exist per square mile than anywhere else on earth. Fishing enthusiasts can cast into the Great Sacandaga Lake, where one of the largest pikes ever was caught …

» Catskills

Catskills, New York

Whether you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a weekend or want to immerse yourself in outdoor adventure, antique shops and B&Bs, the Catskills provide an excellent destination choice. Made up of Greene, Delaware, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, the Catskills' regions each come with their own unique offerings. If you're coming from New York City, the closest county is Ulster, which includes the famous eclectic arts town of Woodstock and is full of hiking trails and nature areas such as Catskills Park and the Shawangunk Mountains …

» Cayuga Lake

Cayuga Lake, New York

The Finger Lakes in New York are one of the state's most popular vacation destinations, and Cayuga Lake is the longest of the eleven. Cayuga Lake stretches roughly 40 miles from Ithaca at its southern tip and the marshes of the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge at its northern end. Like all the Finger Lakes, Cayuga Lake is narrow - it's why the lakes have their name. It's only 3.5 miles wide at its widest point. The Finger Lakes is New York's largest wine-growing region, which draws many visitors …

» Central New York

Central New York, New York

Many believe that the heart of New York beats in the Big Apple, but experienced travelers say it's Central New York that offers a true taste of all this great state has to offer. From bright lights and live theater to world-class museums and historic landmarks, a trip to Central New York has a little something for everyone. While the impressive Baseball Hall of Fame put this region on the map, there's more to do than wander the archives of America's favorite pastime. The tiny towns and quaint villages of Greater Binghamton County offer incredible antiquing …

» Chautauqua - Allegheny

Chautauqua - Allegheny, New York

Whether it's a voyage to Jamestown, where famous funny-woman Lucille Ball was born; a stop in Gooseneck Hill, the world's largest waterfowl sanctuary; or a run down the slopes at Holiday Valley, the Chautauqua-Allegheny region has a laundry list of activities that make it worth a visit. The shores of Chautauqua Lake offer access to the largest inland body of water in the state of New York, where whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking prove favorite pastimes. More than 40 campgrounds are scattered across the region …

» Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass, New York

The Corning glass company founded the Corning Museum of Glass in 1951 to mark the company's 100th anniversary and to showcase the history and science of glass. Over the years, the collection has grown to include some 45,000 glass pieces. The oldest pieces in the museum's vast collection date as far back as1450 BCE, and there are also brand-new pieces representing the technological advances that have been made in glass production. The Corning Museum of Glass also has live glassmaking demonstrations …

» Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes, New York

One of New York's premier wine regions and an area of relaxation, hiking and natural beauty, the Finger Lakes serve as an ideal getaway, whether coming for a weekend trip from New York City or making it the focus of a longer vacation. The Finger Lakes region is made up of numerous lakes, villages and towns, with the most popular and central being Skaneateles, home to the crystalline Skaneateles Lake and a walkable village of boutiques, churches and mom-and-pop purveyors. From here it's possible to conveniently explore …

» Frederic Remington Art Museum

Frederic Remington Art Museum, New York

Fans of the famed painter and sculptor Frederic Remington will love this museum in Ogdensburg that's dedicated to the artist's life and work. Visitors can wander the halls of his former home - now an impressive gallery - where an entire lifetime's worth of work is on display. Well-informed docents unlock stories of Remington's life, family and techniques during extensive tours of the museum. While paintings depicting the Wild West are among some of the most iconic Remington works, travelers say it's the great bronze sculptures …

» Greater Niagara

Greater Niagara, New York

Voted one of the top 10 most beautiful places in America, the Greater Niagara area is home to incredible sports fishing, a killer casino, the Niagara wine trail and of course, Niagara Falls State Park. And while a trip to this region in western New York isn't complete without a stop at the roaring falls, there's certainly more to do, see and experience than just the rushing waters. Visitors can take a relaxing cruise along the historic Erie Canal, visit the Anchor Bar where the famous buffalo wings were invented, hike the awe-inspiring gorge of scenic Letchworth State Park …

» Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley, New York

There's a reason why the Hudson Valley has inspired scores of artists, writers and visionaries: Its breathtaking landscape, picturesque river views and sleepy towns are some of the most scenic in all of New York state. Visitors to this historic region, which includes New Patlz, Nyack Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, Beacon and several other counties, can experience some of the best culture, art and outdoor wonder the state has to offer. Travelers who want to step back in time can stay at the medieval Castle-on-Hudson …

» Hunter Mountain

Hunter Mountain, New York

Hunter Mountain is the second-highest of the Catskill Mountains, and home to an extremely popular ski resort. The peak of Hunter Mountain is at roughly 4,040 feet, not far behind the tallest Catskill (Slide Mountain). During the summer months, activities include hiking and horseback riding, though there are only four routes to the top of the mountain that get any amount of upkeep. The most popular is Spruceton Trail, the former road that leads to the fire tower that sits at the mountain's peak …

» Legoland Discovery Center

Legoland Discovery Center, New York

Legoland Discovery Centers are a chain of entertainment centers based entirely around LEGO blocks, with the New York location in the city of Yonkers, in Westchester County. There are 12 Legoland Discovery Centers around the world, fashioned after the first in Berlin in 2007. The Westchester County location opened in 2013. They're similar to the Legoland Theme Parks, on a much smaller scale. Neither, however, is owned by the LEGO company. Yonkers' Legoland Discovery Center includes a number of rides and attractions …

» Long Island

Long Island, New York

While typically thought of as a weekend summer getaway for Manhattanites, Long Island has enough to offer to make it a destination in itself. Start by spending a day on the North Fork, littered with farm stands, antique shops and cellar doors offering guided wine tastings and farm- to-table bites. Summer and fall are especially great times to go, as country and harvest festivals abound every weekend. If you enjoy the beach and water activities Long Island is full of them, with some top stretches of sand being Jones Beach …

» Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum

Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum, New York

American comedienne Lucille Ball was born in Jamestown, New York, so it's here that the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum and Center for Comedy was opened in 1996. The museum's exhibits include a recreation of the 'I Love Lucy' TV sets, including Ricky's nightclub, as well as memorabilia and artifacts from the show. There are costumes, personal photographs, and awards on display. The facility is also a 'Center for Comedy,' which hosts an annual comedy festival, a comedy film festival, and a 'comedic education program …

» Motorcyclepedia Museum

Motorcyclepedia Museum, New York

The 8500 square feet Motorcyclepedia Museum showcases more than 400 two-wheel wonders that span decades. Highlights include military and police motorcycles, choppers, international brands and rare antiques. A handful of dedicated galleries offer an in-depth look at Harley-Davidsons and choppers, as well as photographs, posters and other motorcycle madness. Since April 2011, travelers have been venturing to this unique upstate New York destination to view one of the most comprehensive collections of motorcycles …

» Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls, New York

Every second, 750,000 gallons of water thunder over Niagara Falls. Visitors from around the world travel to witness this thunderous natural wonder and feel the spray from the powerful falls on their skin. Situated on the border between New York and Canada, Niagara Falls is one of the world's most spectacular sights. The Niagara Falls State Park on the New York side of the falls boasts the superlative of America's oldest state park. The natural wonderland features miles upon miles of hiking trails, an interactive visitor's center …

» Raquette Lake

Raquette Lake, New York

Bordered by surrounding mountains and pine forests, Raquette is one of the most scenic areas of upstate New York. The source of the Raquette River, it is renowned for its clear, peaceful waters which are a popular spot to cool down in warm summers. Swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking are frequent during the summer months, whereas cross-country skiing and snowmobiling arrive in the winter. Raquette Lake was once the site of summer getaways for wealthy New Yorkers and camp-style homes …

» The Hamptons

The Hamptons, New York

Well-heeled New Yorkers know that when summer streets heat up weekends are best spent in the country. That's why every Friday the Hampton Jitney and the Long Island Expressway are jam packed with urbanites in search of escape. And most agree there's no place better to take in some sun and fun then the Hamptons. Located east of New York City on neighboring Long Island, the Hamptons are home to quiet streets, country stores, world-class restaurants and some of the nation's most beautiful beaches …

» Thousand Islands - Seaway

Thousand Islands - Seaway, New York

The nearly 2,000 scenic islands that are scattered across Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River draw travelers to this upstate wonder, where quaint villages and friendly locals make for a memorable upstate escape. Visitors can wander the shops filled with kitschy souvenirs, or take a ferry tour through the private islands, where wealthy New Yorkers and Canadians come to relax and recharge. No trip to the Thousand Islands is complete without a stop at the famous Boldt Castle, located on Heart Island …

» WonderWorks Syracuse

WonderWorks Syracuse, New York

When you combine the fun of an amusement park with scientific subject matter, you get the WonderWorks 'edu-tainment' center of Syracuse, New York. WonderWorks is a small chain in the U.S., and at the Syracuse park there are interactive exhibits about space exploration, light and sound, and natural disasters. There are physical challenges, too, including lying on a bed of nails. To get the adrenaline going, play a game of Lazer Tag or strap in for the 4D Simulator Ride …

» Woodbury Common

Woodbury Common, New York

Locals and tourists alike love a good deal, and new York's Woodbury Common Premium Outlets are a bargain shopper's mecca. Located just an hour's drive from Manhattan, many travelers make the shopping stop into a full day trip, made possible because the outlets offer enough choices to please even the pickiest fashionista. It's not uncommon to pick up an extra piece of luggage to bring home new purchases! Visitors can shop, save and splurge at any of the 220 stores in the outlet center, all of which attract various kinds of shoppers …

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New York state is more than just the busy streets and bright lights of the Big Apple. From the scenic mountain passes of the Adirondacks to the breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley, New York is full of unmatched beauty and untouched nature. Its easy access to the Appalachian Trail, vast network of rivers and proximity to Niagara Falls draw outdoor lovers to regions north of the city …

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Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States of America, New York state was one of the original 13 British colonies. Often overshadowed by its eponymous megacity, the state has incredible historical sites throughout the north. Outside of its densely populated southeast corner, New York is largely agricultural. It is a major producer of dairy products and has an expanding wine industry …

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