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Places to Go in New York

Expand your horizons by exploring ours!

New York State is historic. It's untamed. It's iconic. But more importantly, it's anything you want it to be. From the lights of Times Square to the mists of Niagara Falls, Lake Placid's Olympic legacy to Cooperstown's baseball roots, Albany's 400-year history to Jamestown's comedy treasures, the castles of the Thousand Islands to Long Island's Gold Coast mansions, the Hudson Valley's inspiring landscapes to the Catskills' sweeping mountain views and stunning Finger Lakes wine country— there’s something for everyone. 

With top attractions that are totally worth the hype, like the Statue of Liberty and Strong National Museum of Play, unique experiences and hidden gem destinations there's no shortage of places to explore in New York.

Whether you're looking for a day trip, weekend escape, romantic getaway, or budget-friendly trips, find travel inspiration and itineraries by exploring our 11 unique vacation regions below and discover what it is that you LOVE about New York.

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  • From the foothills of Lake George, to peaks near the Canadian border: the Adirondack Mountains! more

  • Discover culinary delights, stunning scenery, world-class culture, and events year round! more

  • Explore beauty and adventure in the outdoors. The Catskills are your mountain getaway! more

  • From state parks to a National Hall of Fame, an extraordinary beverage trail and caverns! more

  • NY's southwest has great outdoors, local wines, and the National Comedy Center! more

  • Eleven pristine lakes surrounded by natural beauty, top attractions, events, and wine trails! more

  • Full of awesome adventures and cultural treasures; there's so much to see and do in Western NY! more

  • A Top 20 Must See Destination: Find events, year-round sports, and wineries amid great beauty! more

  • From famous white-sand beaches to world-class wineries, there is something for everyone! more

  • Find the very best of everything: arts, culture, museums, shopping, food, and more! more

  • Discover this freshwater paradise for sightseeing and recreation! more