New York Travel Guides

The state of New York is most known for New York City - it’s the largest city in the country and known for being a hub for art, food, theater and culture. I lived in New York City for a short amount of time and loved it. You can’t beat the energy of New York.

However, in my more recent travels, I’ve discovered that Upstate New York has so much more to offer for those who love the outdoors.

The Finger Lakes region is an incredible place for chasing waterfalls, relaxing at scenic wineries and visiting farms. Western New York has some stunning parks and a welcoming culture that will remind you of the Midwest. From the Adironacks to Niagara Falls, the state of New York has so much beyond New York City.

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Upstate New York Travel Tips

Upstate New York covers a huge region. Here are a few tips for a successful trip!

  • New York City has amazing public transportation, but in the rest of the state, you’ll want to rent a car to get around.
  • A few of the best outdoorsy things to do in Upstate New York include hiking in Watkins Glen State Park, hiking in Letchworth State Park, hiking in the Adirondacks and visiting Niagara Falls. All of these places are very spread out, so choose one area to focus on for your trip!
  • A few cities to fly into and base yourself in Upstate New York include Buffalo, Albany, Rochester and Ithaca.
Letchworth State Park

New York Travel Resources

Heading to the state of New York soon? Here are some resources to help you plan!

Upstate New York Travel Guides

Read my travel guides for Buffalo-Niagara and Ithaca, New York. Both areas should be on your USA bucket list!

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