Beyond the big apple. From gorges to gorgeous campuses, waterfalls to baseball, New York state is chockful of historic charm, natural beauty and vibrant cities.


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Niagara Falls
Formed 10,000 years ago, Niagara Falls has been making a splash with visitors from around the world for centuries. Experience the power of the falls aboard the iconic Maid of the Mist boat tour, on the Cave of the Winds walk, or from the Observation Tower at the 125-year-old, Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Niagara Falls State Park—America’s oldest state park. Visitors can also follow trails and parks along the path of the Niagara River Gorge.
Canalside Buffalo
Located in the footprint of the Erie Canal on 21 historic acres in downtown Buffalo, Canalside is at the heart of the city’s waterfront revitalization and hosts hundreds of cultural events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year, The Canalside district also features the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park and the new HARBORcenter sports and entertainment complex.
The Adirondacks
Larger than Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon combined, the Adirondacks are chockful of natural beauty and year-round adventure. Crest the High Peaks, stroll charming villages, get your foodie on at farm-to-fork restaurants, and explore historic fortresses.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
A must-see for sports fans of any age, Cooperstown is home to the hallowed Hall of Fame Gallery honoring the game’s greatest players, and interactive exhibits that bring baseball’s history to life. Nearby, Doubleday Field has been used for baseball since 1920 on the grounds of what was once Elihu Phinney’s farm, where Abner Doubleday is said to have regularly played the game.
The Strong National Museum of Play
Upstate New York’s largest year-round family attraction houses the most comprehensive collection of dolls, toys, and play-related objects in the world. Journey into the world of superheroes, play through 80 years of pinball history, experience the cutting-edge Toy Halls of Fame and more, in dynamic exhibit spaces that invite hands-on exploration.
The Corning Museum of Glass
Spanning 3,500 years, the Corning Museum of Glass houses the world’s largest collection of glass objects. Explore glass artistry, get hands-on with the science and technology of glass, watch live glassblowing demonstrations, and even make your own glass.
The Great New York State Fair
What started as a nod to the agricultural community in the 1800s has evolved into a colorful 12-day celebration of New York's outstanding food, entertainment and technology that brings young and old to Syracuse every summer.
Watkins Glen International
Open April through October, this world-class racing facility at the tip of Seneca Lake offers a variety of exciting experiences, including adrenaline-pumping races throughout the summer and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival in July. But perhaps the biggest thrill of all is the chance to drive the Glen's 3.4-mile Grand Prix circuit in your own car.
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