Upstate New York

Far beyond the alluring urban culture of Manhattan, the rest of New York State is ripe for exploration. The state is endowed with outstanding beauty and diversity of scenery from one end to the other. Although New Yorkers have long vacationed in the Catskill and Adirondack mountains, and at Long Island beaches, most have seen too little of the state. From Niagara Falls straddling the border of Canada and the historic Hudson Valley, a majestic river lined with elegant estates, is recently positioning itself as a destination in itself.