Bright lights and big cities meet cascading waterfalls and lush forests: New York offers visitors the best of both worlds. Why not spend a few nights staying in one of the many New York hotels in the heart of Manhattan, then rent a car and take a road trip upstate? There are plenty of nice, cheap New York hotels throughout the state to make it easy to plan your itinerary.
No visit to New York is complete without a visit to the Big Apple. Rockefeller Center, Broadway, Times Square, Central Park, world-class museums, shops ... prioritize what you want to see before you arrive. When you check into your New York hotel, ask your concierge where to find package deals that bundle admission fees for attractions. Cross the Brooklyn Bridge and stroll in Prospect Park, and hop on the Staten Island Ferry for priceless views of Lady Liberty.
There's much more to see in the Empire State than New York City. New York is composed of several regions. North of Long Island are the Lower Hudson Valley and Catskills regions. Check out the Walkway over the Hudson and the Museum at Bethel Woods (the site of Woodstock). The Capital region is home to Albany, and the upper tip of the state features the Adirondacks, home to Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, Mount Jo, and the Olympic Ski Jump Complex. In Central New York, visit Syracuse and Cornell University. The Finger Lakes region is named for its 11 narrow finger-shaped lakes, and Western New York is home to Buffalo, Rochester, and the not-to-be-missed Niagara Falls.
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