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New York State

New York State

The Big Apple & beyond

New York State tailor-made holidays

Introduction

When most people think of New York, it's the skyscrapers of Manhattan that immediately spring to mind, but the Empire State has so much more to offer than the exciting streets of its eponymous capital city. Take in the grandeur of Niagara Falls, experience the thrill of whitewater rafting in the Adirondacks, sample a delightful vintage at any number of wineries in Finger Lakes, or relive your youth at Rochester's Strong Museum.

New York, New York

Home to the Statue of Liberty – icon of American values, the Great White Way – also known as Broadway, and of course the billboard-laden Times Square, New York City mecca for tourists from all over the world. Here, family-owned pizza joints and Central Park hot dog stalls are just as popular as fine-dining restaurants and a trip on the subway can mean an impromptu concert from a roving musician. It's a melting-pot of people and cultures amongst a concrete jungle of soaring skyscrapers.

Manhattan skyscrapers of New York City
New York City

Coastal Beaches

New York State has its fair share of beaches, bordering both lakes and ocean. The wide swathe of sand at Rockaway Beach is a popular escape from the heat of Manhattan in summertime, while the carnivalesque atmosphere at Coney Island is nothing short of pure nostalgia. On the southern tip of Lake George, Million Dollar Beach's freshwater shores are set against the Adirondack Mountains, and on the Atlantic side, Fire Island Lighthouse, with spectacular views across the deep blue, is surrounded by rolling white sand dunes.

Montauk Point Light, Lighthouse, Long Island, New York
Lighthouse, Long Island, New York

Natural Beauty

New York State is home to diverse terrain including mountains, lakes and although many people don't realise, the vast Niagara Falls, which straddle the border with Canada. A visit to the falls is like nothing else on earth – the sheer scale and power can only be appreciated in person. The Finger Lakes are also well worth a visit, and Taughannock Falls State Park, a wooded sanctuary where 65-m high falls tumble into a cool, green pool. Or, explore the region's wineries and vineyards on one of four wine trails surrounding the picturesque lakes of Canadaigua, Cayuga, Keuka and Seneca.

Boat at the foot of Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

 

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Special offers in New York State

New York City, USA

New York to Québec City with Silversea

13-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,840 pp incl. flights

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Suite upgrades, US$1,000 credit & no single supplement
Book by: 31 May 2024

From the bright lights of New York City to the awe-inspiring scenery of Canada's Saguenay National Park, this luxury sailing with Silversea brings you among the highlights of New England and Nova Scotia in unmatched style.

Top itineraries in New York State

New York State

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,985 pp incl. flights

Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbour-side setting, history-rich Philadelphia and the world-leading museums of Washington, DC.

Niagara Falls, New York State

Highlights of New York State

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,005 pp incl. flights

Discover the gems of New York State, from the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls and Adirondack Mountains to the serene Finger Lakes. the balms of Saratoga Springs and, of course, New York City itself.

Niagara Falls, New York State

New York's Lakes, Wines & Waterfalls

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,305 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made tour is the prefect way to experience the best of New York State. The trip starts in New York City, arguably America's most iconic metropolis and home to some of the world's most recognisable sights.

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Top places to stay in New York State

Whiteface Lodge

Whiteface Lodge, Lake Placid

Traditional lodge

One of the grandest properties in the Adirondacks, much of its timber was hand-milled onsite meaning it blends discreetly into what is a six-million-acre recreation area.

SoHo Grand Hotel

Soho Grand Hotel, New York

Contemporary hotel

Known as Manhattan’s first luxury downtown boutique hotel, it was the first hotel to open in what is now one of New York’s trendiest zip codes. It’s even won a spot on Condé Nast’s coveted ‘Gold List’ as one of the world’s best places to stay.

La Tourelle, Finger Lakes

La Tourelle, The Finger Lakes

Contemporary hotel

This small, family owned business centres around a 19th century farmhouse in the rural charm of the lakes’ wine country

Lafeyette, Buffalo

Hotel @ The Lafayette, Buffalo

Contemporary hotel

This landmark French Renaissance building built in 1904, incorporates banquet rooms, a brewery and several restaurants, all of which are full of character.

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Where to go in New York State

Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes is a series of slim lakes in the central-west of New York. Seneca Lake is the deepest of the lakes at 192m, while Cayuga Lake is the longest, stretching 40 miles from lively Ithaca and historic Seneca Falls.

Rochester

Rochester is a lovely city with abundant parklands and fine museums. With a strong industrial past rooted in the milling industries built around the Genesee River's High Falls, one of the most ...

Niagara Falls, New York State

Niagara Falls (USA)

The three falls that make up Niagara Falls, and which plunge 61 metres into a rocky gorge, separate New York State from the Canadian province of Ontario. More than 10 million tourists enjoy the falls every year ...

Central Park, New York City

New York City

New York is city of superlatives. Most of the major sites are to be found with Manhattan, with glittering shops, museums and theatres in Midtown and along Central Park. The Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol ...

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When to go to New York State

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In the city, summers are scorching affairs as New Yorkers flee to the sunny, but more temperate, disposition of upstate New York. In the winter, while ski resorts open up throughout the region, both New York City and the state as a whole plummet in temperature. The best times to go, then, are spring and autumn. The latter’s foliage is well worth seeing, perhaps even rivalling that of its more famous neighbour, New England.

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New York State articles

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At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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