Things to do
Empire State has it all: the celebrated New York City, a natural wonder of the world, and beautiful countryside. Contrast the breakneck pace of New York City with the slow, easy-going rural life of Upstate New York. Unplug from the bright lights of Times Square and venture upstate; reconnect with nature and take in the amazing scenery, from the wild Catskills and Adirondacks regions to the stunning Finger Lakes and majestic Niagara Falls.
There are a vast number of things to do in New York State aside from the city there are 2,000 miles of hiking and biking trails, 215 state and national parks, and countless cultural and historical institutions. Stroll along Manhattan’s High Line or through Central Park, and power-walk through Fifth Avenue and Wall Street like a native. Slow your city stride to a country meander and take in the upstate fresh air, and the glorious scenery of the rugged Catskills or neighbouring Adirondacks regions. Niagara State Park offers nature trails, swimming pools and bike trails.
Best time to visit New York State: There's a reason to love every season in New York State. Whether it's fresh snowfall in the ski resorts, a day of catching the rays on the beach or capturing the magnificent fall foliage.
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The main airports for New York City are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), which is 24km southeast of Manhattan; Newark International Airport (EWR), which is 22.5km west of Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in Queens, which is 13km from Manhattan.