New York state welcomes millions of travelers visiting NY each year. New York vacation guides and travel planners are widely available through a Regional CVB. Visiting New York has never been more rewarding or easier to plan. We suggest in addition to local travel guides, that you request your free New York Welcomes You™ travel DVD planner before you plan your visit to New York. With stunning scenery, the New York Welcomes You™ DVD travel guide takes you there. With spectacular NY ariel video, New York state will come to life before your eyes. From Long Island to the great Niagara Falls, see and hear why we say, New York Welcomes You™.
No matter how you plan your NY travels, New Yorkers from around the state are looking forward to sharing their traditions, culture, food and fun with you. From New York City, known as, the Big Apple, to the mountains of our very own Adirondacks, you are sure to create for yourself a memory that will last a lifetime.
Because New York state is so large and offers so many vacation options, New York State is divided into
eleven tourism regions. Each NY region offers outstanding attractions and accommodations for vacations
throughout the year. Each region has it's own character, beauty, history and style. Taking a New York Vacation in the fall is
truly memorable. With New York's autumn fall foliage peaking in mid October and lasting into November, you will have plenty of time
to watch the changing colors of autumn in New York.
Imagine listening to the different sounds of NY, from the raw power of Niagara Falls, to the vibrant street sounds of NYC or the
quiet solitude of the Adirondacks. Become a part of the rural traditions of the Catskills. New York state has something for everyone, with places and events that will surprise even the most seasoned travelers.
A road trip through NY will offer everything from vineyards to antique shops. Activities for everyone from canoeing, skiing, golfing, fishing, dining and wine trails. World famous stops would include, the Statue of Liberty, the Bronx Zoo, the Empire State Building or a NY Yankee baseball game in our beloved Yankee Stadium. Don't forget to visit Cooperstown's Baseball Hall of Fame. Upstate New York offers the famous Hudson River, Erie Canal and the grandest falls of them all, Niagara Falls. Walk back in time as you explore the history of New York. Historic Mohawk Valley will captivate the most seasoned history buff.
We invite you to explore our Empire State and any of the eleven tourism regions along with the towns, villages,
attractions and accommodation options within that region. Go in any order and at your own pace to
plan the perfect New York vacation for you and your family. New York welcomes you™ with all this and much more.
The Adirondacks feature soaring mountain peaks, clear blue lakes and ponds, hiking trails, lush
forests, historic locations, family activities and the home of two Winter Olympics. New Yorkers from
throughout the state often vacation in the Adirondacks.
The Capital-Saratoga Region includes New York's capital city Albany with dozens of architecturally
important buildings, the charming town of Saratoga with its beautiful thoroughbred racecourse and
centers of art and culture throughout the region.
The Catskills spread west from the Hudson River and offer visitors a year round outdoor playground
for skiing, fishing, golf, hiking, watching the fall foliage change or simply taking in the breathtaking
beauty of the mountains, woods, rivers and reservoirs.
The Central-Leatherstocking Region is home to The Baseball Hall of Fame plus art galleries and museums
in the city of Cooperstown. Author James Fenimore Cooper lived here and the beautiful region was the
early frontier location for his Leatherstocking Tales.
The Chautauqua-Allegheny Region is remarkably diverse and beautiful. It is the largest grape-growing
region in the east and offers cultural experiences from the world-famous Chautauqua Institution to a
museum devoted to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez.
The Finger Lakes are made for water sports in the summer including swimming, wind surfing, water skiing,
sailing and snorkeling. During the rest of the year visit the region to ski, snowboard, hike or sample
wines from the famous local wineries.
The Greater Niagara Region features the great falls...one of the world's most impressive natural wonders.
Visitors from all over the world come to just see it or even get married next to it. You'll also find museums,
galleries, the Erie Canal and the Seneca Niagara Casino.
The Hudson Valley has been explored by travelers ever since Henry Hudson sailed up the river in 1609. Today,
the Hudson Valley welcomes visitors with great shopping, tours of beautiful homes, outdoor recreation, West
Point and an arts tradition that features the Hudson River School of Painting.
Long Island is miles of beautiful beaches including the incredible Fire Island National Seashore and the
world-famous Hamptons with their celebrity occupants. Visitors also enjoy the great shopping, year-round
recreation and diverse history and culture.
The Thousand Islands-Seaway Region is the vital water link between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes.
Thousands of islands and shoreline communities dot this vast expanse of water. There are museums, hiking trails,
pristine forests and unique events throughout the region.
New York City is as much an experience as it is a place. The fact that there are so many people, so much to
see and so much to do in such a small area gives New York City its unique character. Sample food, culture,
entertainment and people from around the world...in just a few blocks.
Now it's time for you to "click" your way around New York. Explore a single region, a few regions or all
eleven outstanding tourism regions in New York state. While you are exploring each region, don't forget to
watch the region's sampler video. New York state, its regions and its people want you to know, New York