Places to Visit While in New York

New York is one of the most popular states in the USA, and it is partly because of the city that shares its name with. However, there is more to this state than New York City (though NYC is an attraction in and by itself). Here are some of the places you should visit while in New York.

1. Niagara Falls

One of the best waterfalls in the world and perhaps the best one in America, the majestic Niagara Falls is located at the US-Canada border. Essentially a combination of 3 waterfalls, the Niagara boasts of the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world. To get the best appreciation of this natural marvel, we recommend that you take the Maid of the Mist boat ride. Whether you visit Niagara Falls on day or night, you are in for a treat.

2. Lake Placid

Lake Placid is one of the best places to see in New York. Both the lake and the city that is named after it are great destinations for both locals and foreigners. Best known as the site where the 1980 Winter Olympics took place, the Olympic Museum at Lake Placid is a must-see for sports fans. An abundance of hiking trails will make you best appreciate the wonders of nearby Adirondack Mountains. There are activities for everyone, whether you visit Lake Placid in the winter or summer.

3. Finger Lakes

Located at central New York, Finger Lakes is perhaps best known as the state’s wine capital. There are over 100 wineries and vineyards located here, so those who are passionate about local wines can have a blast here. If you are not into wines (or done drinking), you can also visit any of the 11 lakes where this place got its name from. There are also 2 must-see museums at Finger Lakes: the Glenn H. Curtis Aviation Museum and the Strong National Museum of Play.

4. Ithaca

Ithaca has something for everybody. A town with an old-school charm, this city has a very laid-back feel to it that is very relaxing. If you are into nature, there are lakes, waterfalls, and hiking trails waiting for you to explore. Parks and museums such as the Sciencenter Children’s Museum, the Robert H. Treman State Park make this city a great place to take the kids on a day out.

5. Albany

My garage door guy at just told me about this one! The state capital and one of the most historic cities in the state, Albany is a city you must see while you are in New York. A city with a classic charm, you can visit a number of museums and historic landmarks such as the New York State Executive Mansion and the Palace Theatre. The Institute of Art and History and the USS Slater are also must-see destinations, especially if you are a fan of American history.