Did you know that Mark Twain summered in New York State for more than 20 years? That's right. His octagonal study, where he wrote many of his classics, still sits along the Chemung River Valley in Elmira, and greets visitors year round. We're also home to the Dia: Beacon, the largest contemporary art museum in the country, home to Andy Warhol's "Shadows"-a linear installation, almost 350 ft. in length.
Don't forget, you can also head to the Catskills and visit Woodstock, or visit Sunnyside in the Hudson Valley where characters like Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman were born. From artists retreats and the Corning Museum of Glass, to the Thousand Islands Boldt Castle and the magnetism of Manhattan, you'll find enough art and culture in New York to fill your vacation calendar for years to come.