Overview

Only in New York state could you be sprayed by the mist from Niagara Falls one day and catch a Broadway show the next. There’s so much to do in the state, let alone the city, that it’s easy to see why New York pulls people back again and again. From reliving American colonial and Revolutionary War history in the Capital Region surrounding Albany and sampling vintages from wineries along the Finger Lakes to taking in the view at the top of the Empire State Building or catching a basketball game at the new Yankee Stadium, there’s something for everyone.

Highlights

From famous city sights to natural wonders, New York has it all.

The Big Apple

New York City is packed full of ‘bucket list’ items - crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, strolling through Central Park, taking in the view from the Top of the Rock or getting an up close look at the Statue of Liberty.

Get up close with Niagara Falls

Experience one of the natural wonders of the world - Niagara Falls - up close. Take the Maid of the Mist boat tour or get doused by the falls on the Cave of the Winds’ Hurricane Deck. Visit the Discovery Centre and Adventure Theatre to find out about the history of this powerful natural wonder.

Shop 'til you drop

From some of the world’s most famous department stores, including Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, and luxury boutiques on Fifth Avenue to open air markets and discount shopping malls, it’s easy to see why NYC is known as a global shopping capital.

When to visit

The weather is usually milder and cities are less crowded in spring and autumn, although New York City is a popular holiday destination all year round.