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New York is an immensely popular travel destination in the United States. You can visit the big apple for just about anything and everything!

New York City is one of the best places to visit in the world. There are three important aspects to consider when planning a trip to NYC:

  1. What are the best things to do in New York City?
  2. Where are the best places to stay in New York City?
  3. How do you plan to spend your 3 or 4 days NYC itinerary?
  4. Where can you find the best pizza in NYC?

But there is more to the Empire State. You just need a car to drive North and West.

Hike in the Adirondack mountains, visit charming Lake Placid in Fall or Winter, explore stunning State Parks around the Finger Lakes and watch the might Niagara Falls cascade over the Canadian border.

Our favorite state parks for you consider are Letchworth State ParkWatkins Glen State ParkRobert H Treman State Park, Taughannock Falls State Park and Buttermilk Falls State Park in Ithaca, NY.

You will find countless amazing waterfalls in Upstate New York, here are some of the best.

Check out our guide to hiking High Falls Gorge near Lake Placid.

Use our detailed guides about all things New York travel to help plan your trip to the Big Apple and beyond.

Want more from the Empire State? Head over to our New York page.