New York City is a small part of a much bigger state that has a huge amount on offer. With 176 national parks and Niagara Falls on the border, there is a lot more to New York holidays than just NYC.
From Buffalo and Niagara Falls in the west to Long Island in the south, holidays to New York State include a host of sights and activities, no matter what time of year you choose to visit.
Explore New York state
Sitting above Pennsylvania, with Lake Ontario and Niagara Falls to the west and the New England states to the east, touring holidays in New York State can take in all of the key regions including; Finger Lakes, Thousand Islands, Long Island, Hudson Valley, The Catskills Mountains, Adirondacks, Chautauqua/Allegany, Saratoga and Niagara.
Famed for its fishing and hiking, the Catskill region is home to beautiful country and is popular with weekenders from the city. The Finger Lakes offer all year round activities with vineyard tours, golf and hiking in summer and snowboarding and skiing in winter.
When to go to New York state
Temperatures average around -3°C in winter and 29°C in summer. Winters in New York can be long and cold in some parts of the state. In the majority of winter seasons, a temperature of −25°C or lower can be expected in the northern highlands and −15°C in the southwestern and east-central highlands. The summer climate is cool in the Adirondacks, Catskills and higher elevations of the Southern Plateau. By comparison NYC, Long Island and the Hudson Valley have very warm summers with some periods of high, uncomfortable humidity.
Visiting New York state
Autumn is a fantastic time to visit New York State, when the famous colours of the trees come out. Combining a wider state visit with a trip to the city itself is great way of easily expanding your holiday from just a city break.
Touring in New York state
American Sky’s eight-night Self-Drive Eastern Charms tour begins and ends in NYC and covers the state over to the Niagara Falls and the Canada border before heading south for two nights in Washington DC. New York State also acts as an excellent staging point for exploring more of the US. One of the very best tours on offer is the 15-night Great American Crossing, a tour that takes in as much of the US as you could possibly fit into one trip.
Planning your holiday in New York state
Planning a holiday to New York state in 2014 or 2015? American Sky has the experience to help you plan your perfect holiday. Call our New York state specialists today on and make the most of your next holiday.
New York weddings
NYC weddings have a charm and style of their very own. It is not the first place you might think of for a wedding abroad and maybe that is why they are becoming so popular. Fantastic facilities and the typical New York style all play an important part in creating a great wedding package.
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