The Adventure Continues Beyond the City

The white sandy beaches of Jones Beach, Long Island

There’s more to New York than just the City.  In fact, you’ll be surprised by all that you can see and do in New York State. 
New York State’s 11 vacation regions offer activities for all ages and interests.  
•    Discover the white sandy beaches on Long Island.  
•    Experience New York City’s rich and varied music scene.  
•    Travel back in time to America’s Gilded Age with a tour of the Hudson Valley’s stately mansions.  
•    Bike, hike and even tube your way through the Catskills.  
•    In the Capital-Saratoga region, take in Albany’s stately architecture, active riverfront and ornate theaters.  
•    Enjoy summer at an Adirondack Great Camp, on a historic train ride or on a hike to the summit of one of New York’s 46 High Peaks.  
Family Fun at the State Fair in Syracuse.

•    Fish, swim and explore underwater seascapes amid the magical castles of the Thousand Islands-Seaway region.
•    Step into a portrait of classic Americana in the Central-Leatherstocking region.  
•    Discover the wineries, museums and scenic countryside of the Finger Lakes.  
•    Marvel at Buffalo’s architectural gems and encounter the majestic falls in the Greater Niagara region.  
•    In the Chautauqua-Allegheny region, immerse yourself in culture at the renowned Chautauqua Institution or get away from it all amid the rustic splendor of Allegany State Park.

Throughout the state you will find tremendous amounts of adventure, food & wine, family fun, shopping, culture, history and a host of other “must-do” activities.  There’s always another reason to LOVE New York.

Adventure - People who love the outdoors will find adventure here at every turn. We have dozens of world-class golf courses, 2,000 miles of hiking trails, and 3,000 pristine lakes. Not to mention the six million acres just in our Adirondack Park. You can also ski or snowboard in magnificent Lake Placid, home of two Winter Olympics. Find a camping hideaway in the breathtaking Thousand Islands. Or cast a line in Lake Champlain, with its world-famous bass fishing and many friendly, local opinions on how to catch them. New York gives you an infinite number of ways to make the perfect getaway.
Arial view of Niagara Falls.

Food & Wine - No matter what you eat or drink in New York State, you’ll taste the care and love in every bite or sip. In our five wine regions, try award-winning bottles that hold their own on any list — like a Cabernet Franc from Long Island’s North Fork, or a fragrant Riesling from the Finger Lakes. New York City may get all the glory, but New York State is home to The Culinary Institute of America, where tomorrow’s superstar chefs learn their craft — and share a constant ingredient: local pride.

Family Fun - From the parents in the front to the kids in the back, New York keeps everyone on the edge of their seats. Take a ride on the Cyclone at Coney Island, but don’t leave without trying a famous Nathan’s hot dog. And no childhood is complete without a trip to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. Just about anywhere in New York makes for an unforgettable family trip.

Shopping - Spend your limit in a New York minute, or search all day for the smartest bargains. At Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, you can browse in over 220 stores, including one of the world’s largest collections of designer brands. The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls are only 20 minutes from Buffalo. And the picturesque Hudson Valley region has antique treasures dating back to colonial times. Anywhere you find yourself in the state, chances are good that you’ll go happily home with more than you came with.

Culture - Throughout its history, New York State has made important contributions to the worlds of music, art, film, theater, architecture –  and the list goes on. Catch a prime example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work by visiting the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo. See where peace, love and the spirit of the famed 1969 Woodstock Festival still carry on at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, just two hours from New York City. And check out the George Eastman House in Rochester, the world’s foremost museum of photography.
The sun rises over a vineyard in the Finger Lakes.

History - From the Erie Canal to the Brooklyn Bridge. From the Underground Railroad to the New York City subway. And, from the Miracle on Ice to “A Miracle on 34th Street.” New York has been making history — and you can be a part of it. Just two hours outside of the City, visit the Hudson Valley’s historic homes, from the palatial Vanderbilt Mansion to Springwood, lifelong home of Franklin Roosevelt. You can even step inside Fort Ticonderoga, built in the mid-1700s. Or watch a reenactment of the Battle of Saratoga, where the tide turned in a fight for liberty.

Investors should know that according to a study commissioned by the New York State Division of Tourism, visitors spent $53 billion in the local economy in 2008.  That is why despite the nation’s economic crisis, New York remains on track to meet an aggressive tourism spending goal of $60 billion by the year 2020, as set by Governor David Paterson.  Furthermore, the tourism sector has proven a vital and growing component of the state’s economy, generating over $14 billion in taxes, including $7 billion in state and local revenues.  This revenue has much to do with tourism being the ninth largest employment sector in New York, as tourism retained 678,000 jobs or 6.1 percent of all employment in the state in 2008.
The Vanderbilt Mansion in the historic Hudson Valley

To attract even more visitors and investors to New York State in the future, I LOVE NEW YORK is aligning resources at the state and local levels, focusing on the development of value deals.  Because the state and localities are speaking with one voice, potential travelers are receiving and engaging with our common message - causing investors to take note of its effect.  Our value travel deals and all-inclusive vacation packages have been motivating travelers to come to New York and this trend is likely to continue.  

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