places worth seeing,
New York City; no visit to New York State would be complete without a visit to New York City. There are theatres, shopping, food and so much more. A visit to Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building are all a must.
The wonder of New York is in the energy and the diversity that emanates from its densely packed, multi-cultural population. The city vibrates with colliding cultures, languages and nuances; here high-life and low-life rub shoulders, and whoever you are and whatever your taste.
Empire State Building is one of the symbols of New York, and once again the city�s tallest structure. The building has been immortalised in many films; most famously the classic King Kong.
Central Park is with great foresight, the founders of New York set aside 340 hectares of central Manhattan as a public space. Central Park was officially opened in 1873 and today provides an essential 'green lung' within the concrete jungle that is New York. Much of the park is infused by the city's bustle and on nice days swarms with joggers, skaters, buskers and tourists, but there are areas beyond the range of baseballs and Frisbees.
Finger Lakes; in the heart of New York State is the eleven Finger Lakes, which are southwest of Syracuse. These narrow lakes have been channelled out by glaciers and have quite a few waterfalls. The lakeshore scenery is brilliant and although there is not much to do it is definitely the place for a relaxing holiday.
The Adirondacks is the name means bark eaters, an insult the Iroquois gave to their enemies after chasing them into the forests. There is possibly no other region that can beat The Adirondacks for sheer grandeur. There are also hiking and camping facilities available. The Adirondack Park begins 150 miles north of New York City and covers an area larger than the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone national parks combined. Thousands of miles of streams and rivers cross the park, attracting canoeists and kayakers; and the hundreds of lakes and glassy ponds are ideal for boating, windsurfing and swimming.
Long Island beyond Queens and Brooklyn on the southwestern tip of the island lies New York's main seaside recreation area, with popular beaches and resorts. Jones Beach which is a clean sandy beach and very popular with the locals, can unfortunately be very crowded during summer. There is the quieter Shelter Island and then the Hamptons which is the hot spot for the movie crowd.
Long Island extends 100 miles east of New York City into the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular weekend destination for New Yorkers and tourists wanting to escape the sweltering city. The south shore is fringed by glorious white, sandy beaches including Jones Beach, a six-mile stretch of ocean where tens of thousands of people converge to soak up the sun. There are hundreds of museums, attractions and sporting facilities scattered around Long Island to suit all tastes.
There are a lots of museums, some of them; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art are stars of New York's wonderful collection of museums. The American Museum of Natural History has grand dinosaur exhibits, while the Rockefeller Cloisters Museum is gorgeous and has amazing views over the city.
Some of the buildings are works of art in themselves, like the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim.
Also Classical Music, dance,theater; the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Society, Little Orchestra Society, Metropolitan Opera.
Some of Major Festivals; St Patrick's Day Parade, Jazz Festival, Independence Day, US Open Tennis Tournament, New York Marathon, New Years Eve Celebrations.