Here is the list of things to do in New York not in the city:
Just across from Cayuga Lake, Taughannock Falls and the state park are amazing spots to be seen on the shores of New York State. There are a lot of breathtaking canyons and rim trails you can explore, but be aware that these trails can be closed during bad weather. Therefore, it’s always good to check the official park website first.
Thousand Islands & Alexandria Bay
This stretch of 50 miles along the St. Lawrence River is full of thousands of tiny islands. It’s a truly stunning and unique sight, as well as the most effective way for you to enjoy it is to jump on the water. While you’re there, visit Boldt Castle and see the beautiful Power House on the St Lawrence River. It’s a stunning construction in upstate New York.
The castle is open from May through October (so be sure to go to the castle during the summer/autumn seasons). It is a stunning place and one of the most enjoyable experiences visiting New York State.
It may be among the top renowned waterfalls in North America; Niagara Falls is one place you must visit while in the region. There will certainly be many people visiting. You might even be able to see touristy sights, but what’s more important is the waterfalls (which truly are breathtaking).
It comprises three distinct waterfalls, including three waterfalls American Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls; the falls truly are roaring with power! I was shocked when I first saw it.
You can walk on the walkway above the water, go on an excursion boat ride along with The Maid of the Mist, or go for helicopter rides. To experience the beauty up close and personal, go to The Cave of the Winds.
It’s one of the top activities to experience during your time in New York State – especially for those who love nature and awe. If you’re looking for a beautiful place to stay, go to the Curtiss Hotel, that’s perched near Buffalo.
The Adirondack Park
What amazes me about Adirondack Park is that it includes more than 10,000 lakes! If you’re a lover of the beauty of a lake and kayaking, Adirondack Park is one of the top activities to experience in New York State.
There are a myriad of things to do in the park, such as climbing the 46 high peaks within this park (if you decide to do so, you’ll gain my unwavering respect, but most importantly, you will join the ‘Forty-Sixers Club’), paddleboard across the lakes, or go whitewater rafting on the Moose River.
New York City
How do I start?!? Yes, New York City gets plenty of attention, and it truly is one of the top activities to experience within New York State – it’s an energizing, vibrant city and never dull!
If you’re the first time visiting New York City, The must-see places include the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Centre, Brooklyn Bridge, the MET, and Bryant Park, to name just some. You can also read our complete guide on spending your time for no cost within New York City here.
If you’ve visited New York City before, visit something different, such as these hidden New York City spots or one of these eateries.
If you’re looking for an exquisite hotel, look into the stunning 1-Hotel Central Park, and Bubby’s for the most delicious brunch. You’ll be awestruck.
Don’t judge me, but I’m always forgetting I’m not aware that Albany is the capital of the state in New York; my mind always wanders toward New York City. No matter what I’m informed, I never forget!
If you’re in the area, be sure you explore the city’s rich heritage, culture, and art, that’s quite good for the size of the city. Visit the State Capitol, The Empire State Performing Arts Centre, The New York State Museum, the Schuyler Mansion, and the Shaker Heritage Society. Shaker Heritage Society.
And, finish your workday with a glass of cider at Nine Pin Cider Works and indulge in Athos Restaurant. Athos Restaurant.
They can make delicious lamb dishes.
Montauk, The Hamptons
If a laid-back beach getaway is an ideal spot for you, go to the stunning Montauk in the Hamptons. Beautiful beaches make the perfect place for fishing, surfing, kayaking, beachcombing, and just relaxing; Montauk is a dream to be realized.
Take a look at the 200-year-old lighthouse on this site, and then head over to the stunning Kirk Park Beach. The best time of the year to visit Montauk since the town is to live with music festivals, local food markets, and all of the galleries that exhibit art are in operation too. The Hamptons are among the top things to do throughout New York State and are beautiful.
Don’t forget to sample the local-brewed Blue Point lager and stay in The Mill House Inn (about 10 miles away), which truly is like a beautiful Hampton home away from home.