New York Information
New York, nicknamed "The Empire State," is home to four former US presidents (Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt). Bordering the six northern states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, New York provides its visitors with tons of great inns, cabins, lodges, and other welcoming accommodations. Some of the most notable cities and towns that New York has to offer include New York City, Hyde Park, Jamestown, Lake Placid, Albany, Rhinebeck, Montauk, Woodstock, Cooperstown, Ithaca, Oswego, Catskill, and the Hamptons (East, South, and West).
Nature enthusiasts thoroughly enjoy themselves in New York; NY State alone boasts nearly 200 state parks, rivers that go on for thousands of miles, 4 mountain ranges, canals, streams, lakes, ocean fronts, and countless species of wildlife. One of the coolest national parks to see is the Saratoga National Historic Park, which was the battlefield of the Saratoga battle. It was here that the American forces of the fight for independence met and defeated a major British force in 1777. History enthusiast or not, this is just...cool.
New York City itself is really something to discover. The diverse people, neighborhoods and cultures that make up New York City are worth exploring any day. You can start off your day sipping a Starbucks in NY's famous Central Park, walk two blocks uptown, and discover the street that a scene in the movie you saw last Saturday was filmed on. When lunch time arrives, have a slice of the infamous "New York Pizza" that you've heard all about. And then maybe hop on the subway going downtown a few stops, get off at Wall Street, and see where George Washington swore oath into office.
If urban environments really aren't your thing, or you're really just in the mood to kick up your feet, read your favorite book and relax, upstate New York is just what you're looking for! You'll soon find yourself encompassed in New York's breathtaking nature, and you'll never want to leave.