Welcome to New York
Upstate New York – anywhere outside NYC – is a dream destination for those who cherish the great outdoors as much as a bar crawl around the Lower East Side. The grand Hudson River heads straight north from NYC, like an escape route. From Albany, the 524-mile Erie Canal cuts due west to Lake Erie, by spectacular Niagara Falls and Buffalo, a fascinating, rust-belt city that's on the rebound.
The St Lawrence River forms the border with Canada in the beautiful Thousand Islands area. Sample fine wines in the Finger Lakes region, hike in the magnificent Adirondack and Catskills mountains, or simply kick back on the sandy beaches of Long Island.