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Only here can you visit Gilded Age mansions where “The Great Gatsby” was filmed; glide over the “Grand Canyon of the East,” Letchworth State Park, on a hot-air balloon ride; participate in live glass-blowing demonstrations at the Corning Museum of Glass; and sample vintages from award-winning wineries along the Finger Lakes. Ride the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls State Park to experience one of the natural wonders of the world up close. Explore a museum in the Catskills at the site of the 1960s Woodstock music festival or the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Across the state, visitors can cruise the longest canal system in the country, tour a craft brewery, ride the Empire State Trail and go underground at Howe Caverns. Relive American colonial and Revolutionary War history in the Capital Region surrounding Albany, and watch a thrilling race as the world’s best thoroughbreds compete at the USA’s oldest sports venue, the Saratoga Race Course. Cruise to two castles in the Thousand Islands, walk across the treetops in the Adirondack Mountains at the Wild Center, and experience artistic performances in a lakeside Victorian village in Chautauqua-Allegheny.

In New York City, catch a Broadway show and visit the Museum of Broadway, view the famous skyline from a skyscraper observation deck, or visit the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, an inspiring tribute to American resilience. For the ultimate road trip, drive through the scenic Hudson Valley, stopping to sample delicious cuisine at the renowned Culinary Institute of America. Tour West Point, the country’s oldest military academy, and visit historic estates like the Vanderbilt Mansion and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s home. Whatever you choose to do, New York delights.

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Fun Fact

Entrance to the Malta Drive-In Theatre in Saratoga County, New York
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New York State is home to 24 drive-in movie theaters, among the most of any state in the USA.

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Looking out over the forested hills of the Adirondack Mountains
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The Adirondack Park is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier and Olympic national parks combined.

Niagara Falls douses onlookers
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Niagara Falls State Park was the USA’s first state park.

Must see places

Exploring the Empire State Trail in Plattsburgh, New York

Empire State Trail

Sprawling over 1,207 kilometers, the Empire State Trail starts in Manhattan, New York, and extends all the way to the Canadian border. Walk, bike or skate as you leave behind the hustle and bustle of city life on this legendary trail. The Hudson River Valley and Adirondack Mountains' natural beauty greets you on your trip down the Empire State Trail.

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Riding a rollercoaster at LEGOLAND New York Resort in Goshen, New York

LEGOLAND® New York Resort

Ride the rollercoaster Dragon's Apprentice, splash in the water playground, climb a tower and build custom LEGO sets at LEGOLAND® New York Resort in Goshen, New York. Enjoy fun for the whole family as you hop aboard thrilling rides and express your creativity at hands-on LEGO workshops. After a fun-filled day at the park, relax and turn in for the night at the LEGOLAND® New York Hotel.

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Outside the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York

National Comedy Center

The United States Congress designated the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, the premier cultural museum on comedy history. Over 50 interactive exhibits tell the story of comedy history, from the early days of Vaudeville to viral internet videos. The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, hosted by the museum annually every August, has boasted famous comedians from Jerry Seinfeld to Trevor Noah.

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Admiring a statue of Harriet Tubman at the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, New York

Harriet Tubman Home

The legacy of Harriet Tubman lives on at the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, New York. Originally purchased by Tubman in 1859, this historic site is dedicated to educating visitors about her revolutionary work as an abolitionist. Take a tour and learn about the 13 missions Tubman made to free more than 70 enslaved people.

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One of the historic homes on the Gold Coast Mansions tour in Long Island, New York

Gold Coast Mansions

Revisit the opulence of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby on a tour of the Gold Coast Mansions in Long Island, New York. Admire the glamorous 1920s architecture as you explore over 200 mansions and equally impressive gardens. Learn about the history of the mansions' famous owners, from the Vanderbilt family to William Randolph Hearst.

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View of the treetop "Wild Walk" at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, New York

The Wild Center

Reconnect with nature at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, New York, dedicated to conservation, education and fun! Take the Wild Walk, a treetop trail that provides stunning aerial views and activities for the whole family. Catch bald eagle sightings and interactive live shows, then take an exhilarating flight on virtual reality flight simulator Birdly.

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Taking the Cave of the Winds Tour at Niagara Falls State Park in New York State

Niagara Falls State Park

Take a Maid of the Mist boat tour to get close to these famous waterfalls, or get doused by them on the Cave of the Winds’ Hurricane Deck. Visit the Discovery Center and Adventure Theater to discover the history of this powerful natural wonder.

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New York State Capitol

New York State Capitol

Located in Albany, the enormous New York State Capitol has been around since the 1880s. Take a tour to learn about the 19th century architecture, artistry and history embodied by this unique institution. Special exhibits are available throughout the year.

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Glass blowing demonstration at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York

Corning Museum of Glass

This museum devotes itself to telling the story of glass, and there is no shortage of gorgeous examples of the material throughout. Marvel at the museum’s architecture, learn to make your own glass and discover all kinds of fascinating creations, from mosaics and sculptures to glass eyes and artworks that prominently—and often curiously—feature the substance.

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Exhibits at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York

National Baseball Hall of Fame

The USA’s most enduring pastime gets its due in this Cooperstown institution. Since 1939, the site has been honoring baseball’s greatest figures and their stories through exhibits, interactive displays and artifacts. Take a self-guided tour through the Hall of Fame.

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