New York

New York

New York City has the most millionaires of any place on Earth. You’ll find arguably the best food, shows, and shopping in America sandwiched between its skyscrapers and subways. However, there’s another New York waiting to be discovered upstate with majestic mountains, flowing fields, and gorgeous gorges.

As The City fades to the south, you’ll discover a state park bigger than two South American countries (Adirondack Park), the deepest lake east of the Mississippi (Lake Ontario), and the largest waterfall in the US by volume (Niagara Falls). All of this natural beauty is complemented by the exquisite taste of the urbanites who travel north for farm-to-table food and boutique accommodations. If you know what you’re needing and don’t want to waste more time, come find your New York state of mind.

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US Dollar

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Summer Winter
Buffalo 79 19
Albany 83 17
NYC 85 28

Best Time to Visit

Spring and fall are the best time to visit New York for weather and crowds. Summers are hot and muggy, but also the peak tourist season. Winters can be cold, but nobody does Christmas like New York City.

Fun Facts

  • America’s first pizzeria opened in New York City
  • The New York Post is the oldest continually running newspaper in the U.S
  • The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French
  • The Cross Island Chapel in Oneida, New York, is the world’s smallest church
  • New York is the first state to require a license plate
  • New York City has five boroughs and 59 community districts

Bucket-List Activities

  • Walking the High Line (New York City)
  • Taking a carriage rides through Central Park (New York City)
  • Going ice skating at Rockefeller Center (New York City)
  • Shopping on 5th Avenue (New York City)
  • Biking the Empire Trail (Manhattan to  Rouses Point)
  • Exploring under the mists at Niagara Falls (Niagara)
  • Watch a show on Broadway (New York City)

Natural Wonders

  • Niagara Falls State Park (Niagara Falls)
  • Watkins Glen State Park (Watkins Glen)
  • Finger Lakes
  • Catskill Mountains
  • Howe Caverns (Howes Cave)
  • Adirondack Mountains

Major Attractions

  • Statue of Liberty (New York City)
  • Empire State Building (New York City)
  • Niagara Falls (Niagara)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City)
  • Brooklyn Bridge (New York City)
  • National September 11 Memorial (New York City)
  • Times Square (New York City)

Native Foods

  • English muffin
  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Pasta primavera
  • Eggs benedict
  • Chicken Wings
  • Bagels
  • Falafel

General Travel Tips

Common Phrases

  • The City – New York City, actually just Manhattan
  • Going Uptown/Downtown – Directions used to traverse The City
  • Schlep – To walk somewhere, especially in The City
  • Bodega – That neighborhood store that sells a little bit of everything
  • Wait on Line – A lot like waiting in line for the rest of us
  • New York City / John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK ✈✈✈✈) – New York City’s largest airport
  • Queens / LaGuardia Airport (LGA ✈✈✈✈) – The closest airport to Mid Town
  • Newark / Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR ✈✈✈✈) – Make sure you add in bus fare to see if you’re saving money by arriving in New Jersey
  • Buffalo  / Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF ✈✈✈✈)- The gateway to Niagara
  • Albany /Albany International Airport (ALB ✈✈✈✈) – Albany is the State Capital and has 1/80th of the population of New York City
  • Rochester / Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC ✈✈✈✈) – On the shores of Lake Ontario
  • Syracuse / Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR ✈✈✈✈) – Home to The Great New York State Fair, Syracuse University, and 10-feet of snow every winter.
  • Islip / Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP ✈✈✈) – The island is long and Islip is halfway to Montauk
  • White Plains / Westchester County Airport (HPN ✈✈✈) – A comfortable gateway that’s only 30-minutes from The City
  • Newburgh / Stewart International Airport (SWF  ✈✈) – Just a little up the Hudson from White Plains
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