New York State beyond Manhattan
Get out of the five boroughs next time you visit New York State
and discover even more of the amazing sights this state has to offer. Whether you want to taste local wines or infuse your visit with some beachside charm, you’ll find it all here. These are five unique experiences you can only have in New York State.
In the far northwest of the state, about a six-and-a-half-hour drive (or one-hour flight) from the city, you’ll find Niagara Falls. The three enormous drops of water that make up Niagara straddle the border between the USA and Canada, and are one of the most-popular attractions in both countries. See these amazing cascades and feel the spray on your face aboard the Maid of the Mist. It’s just as stunning from further away, too. Cross the Rainbow Bridge into Canada
– by foot is best – and from its arch you can stare straight at the falls.
Also located in the state’s far northwest, Buffalo sits on Lake Erie's shore at the head of Niagara Falls
. And it's having a beer boom. Old factories are being repurposed to create breweries and they’ve brought a new vibrancy to downtown and surrounds. Even if you’re short on time, be sure to hit the tap room at Big Ditch Brewing Company to sample beers like the 100% NY Pale Ale, produced from local malt and hops, and Resurgence Brewing Co, where you can try some more experimental drops like Loganberry Wit and Peanut Butter Porter.
SHOP TILL YOU DROP
Everyone knows that no trip to New York is complete until you’ve hit the shops. At Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets, located in Central Valley about 90 kilometres north of New York City, you’ll find more than 240 high-end designer fashion brands under one roof. Flip through the racks at Tory Burch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Coach and more, each of which offers between 25 and 65 per cent off regular retail prices. If you’re ready to freshen up your wardrobe, this is the place to do it.
Fact: New York is the third largest wine-producing state in the USA, with many wineries concentrated in the Finger Lakes region
, about five hours northwest of the city. The landscape is incredibly beautiful and home to more than a hundred wineries, many of which specialise in cool-climate aromatic white varieties, like Riesling and gewürztraminer, although you’ll find some delicious reds, too, including cabernet franc and pinot noir. Drop into places like Fox Run Vineyards, Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars and Anthony Road Wine Company on the Seneca Lake wine trail for tastings, winery tours and amazing views.
If you’ve ever watched a movie or TV show set in Manhattan, you’ll know that anyone who matters heads to the Hamptons, on Long Island, over summer. You’ll definitely want to join them. Visit Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s home, now turned into a museum, spread out your towel on the pristine white sands of Main Beach or book a table at celeb-approved restaurants like Nick & Toni’s and Harbor East. Not really into the scene? The Hamptons
are beautiful year-round, so make a break for the beach out of the season if you prefer to avoid crowds.
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