Last Minute
Car Hire
Self Drive
Route Planner
Coach Travel
Rail Travel
Travel Deals
Travel Insurance
Specialty Travel
Short Breaks
Travel Tips

Holidays Homes & Villas




Travel Jobs




Vacation in New York State, a state in the northeastern United States.

Regions in New York State : Adirondack Mountains, Capital District, Catskill Mountains, Central New York, Finger Lakes, The Holland Purchase, Hudson Valley, Long Island, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Shawangunks, Southern Tier, Upstate New York and Western New York.

Metropolitan areas New York State : Albany/Schenectady / Troy, Binghamton, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Elmira/Corning, Ithaca/Cortland, Jamestown, New York, Poughkeepsie/Kingston/Newburgh, Plattsburgh, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica/Rome and Watertown.

State Capital New York State : Albany.

camping, car hire, holiday rentals, hotels & inns, tour operators, travel guides, travel to the State of New York


Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  DEC Campgrounds
DEC operates > 50 campgrounds located in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. DEC campgrounds provide a wide variety of experiences, including island camping, tent and trailer camping, boat launching facilities, hiking trails, beaches and day use areas with picnic tables and grills.

  Go Camping America   -   National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC)
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
They hope you find this an easy and convenient way to make reservations for one of their country's diverse National Parks or Recreational Areas.
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals in the State of New York

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes / Apartments

  VR Connection
Vacation homes, condos, cabins and villas, offered directly by owner. Simply browse and search our properties for that perfect vacation spot.

Hotels in the State of New York   -   Hotel Guide New York City
Most popular cities in New York State : New York, Queens, Brooklyn, Niagara Falls, Amherst, Buffalo, Albany, Bowmansville, Lake George, Colonie, Utica, Huntington.

Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

   -   Motel 6 and Red Roof   -    

National Parks / State Parks

  New York State Parks

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

Thomas Cook

   -   Create your perfect trip to the State of New York
Flight, Hotel and Car.

Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  I Love New York   -   Official New York State Tourism Website
Each year, millions of visitors come from around the globe to view world-class attractions, awe-inspiring landscapes, remarkable historic sites, and exciting sports and recreation activities. The variety NYS offers for people of all interests is really amazing. From taking in the bright lights of New York City to spending a relaxing afternoon hiking in the Adirondacks, they've got what you're looking for in your travels and family vacation.

Travel Guides State of New York /  Travel Related Books

Travel Guides USA Travel Guides USA  [ ]

Transportation / How do I travel to the State of New York

Albany Airport [ ALB ]   -   Albany International Airport
  Binghamton Airport   -   Greater Binghamton Airport
The Greater Binghamton Airport, which is owned and operated by Broome County, is conveniently located just eight miles north of the Binghamton Metropolitan area. Destinations served by the airport include Philadelphia (US Airways), Detroit (Northwest Airlines), Atlanta (Delta Air Lines), and Dulles Airport serving Washington, D.C. (United).
  Poughkeepsie Airport   -   Dutchess County Airport
The Dutchess County Airport, located 7 miles south of the City of Poughkeepsie, in the Town of Wappinger, provides corporate and general aviation transportation services.
  New York Airport   -   The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  Stewart Airport [ SWF ]  -   Stewart International Airport

  Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP)
  Westchester County (HPN)
  Bradley (BDL)
  Buffalo Niagara (BUF)
  Hancock (SYR) 

Other airports in the State of New York : see Airnav.


Book cheap flights to the State of New York at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines take you to hundreds of destinations everywhere in the world.

Whatever class you fly in with Virgin Atlantic, you'll always experience that little bit extra – a quality that sets Virgin Atlantic apart. Your journey begins as soon as you board your Virgin Atlantic flight – great entertainment, free drinks throughout the flight.

  Airline Tickets State of New York / Bargain Flights   -   price comparison possible 


  Greyhound Lines

  MTA - Metropolitan Transport Authority

Scheduled bus service to New York City from Upstate New York, Northern New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania, along with exciting tours and professional charter service.

  Maps State of New York [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


  I Love New York   -   Official New York State Tourism Website
Each year, millions of visitors come from around the globe to view world-class attractions, awe-inspiring landscapes, remarkable historic sites, and exciting sports and recreation activities. The variety NYS offers for people of all interests is really amazing. From taking in the bright lights of New York City to spending a relaxing afternoon hiking in the Adirondacks, they've got what you're looking for in your travels and family vacation.

  New York State [ government ]

  City of Albany NJ   -   State Capital New York State
  Albany   - [ Tourist Board ]
Albany is the jewel in New York's crown. The City, first settled by the Dutch in 1624, was given its charter in 1686 by Governor Thomas Dongan and became Capital of the State of New York in 1797.
Albany has close ties with the cities of Troy, New York and Schenectady, New York, forming what is generally known as the Capital District.
Albany was one of the earlier permanent settlements in the thirteen original American colonies and is the second oldest chartered city in the United States. Modern-day Albany is built on the site of the Dutch Fort Orange and its surrounding community of Beverwyck.

  Adirondack Mountains
  Capital District
  Catskill Mountains
  Central New York
  Finger Lakes
  The Holland Purchase
  Hudson Valley   -   Hudson River Valley   -   National Heritage Area
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area's official website provides information on approximately 89 Hudson River Valley Heritage Sites - to view them select sites by region and interest.
  Long Island
  Mohawk Valley
Mohawk Valley is an important agricultural center and encompasses the heavily forested wilderness areas just to the north that are part of New York's Adirondack Park.
Major cities : Amsterdam, Canajoharie, Gloversville, Johnstown, Rome, Rotterdam, Schenectady and Utica
Counties : Schenectady, Montgomery, Fulton, Herkimer and Oneida.
  North Country
  Southern Tier
  Upstate New York
  Western New York.

  Albany / Schenectady / Troy
  Buffalo / Niagara Falls   -   Visit Buffalo / Niagra
Buffalo Niagara will surprise and delight you with outstanding theater, a world-class symphony, authentic American heritage sites, extraordinary architecture, non-stop nightlife, an historic zoo, one of the world's top collections of modern art, charming restaurants, great shopping, major league sports and an exciting array of family attractions. All this and the wonder of Niagara Falls!
  Dutchess County
Nestled in the Hudson River Valley, 90 minutes from New York City, and accessible by car, train, bus and air. With its abundance of historic landmarks, restaurants, festivals and natural scenic beauty, Dutchess County is the ideal place for day trips or longer getaways. It's 800 square miles of fascinating sites, lively events and breathtaking vistas. Explore Dutchess for any reason in any season.
  Elmira / Corning
  Ithaca / Cortland
  Poughkeepsie / Kingston / Newburgh
  Rensselaer County
"Rensselaer County is filled with wonderful contradictions and juxtapositions. It's a special place where rural charm meets urban delights, where cultural opportunities and pastoral pastimes happily coexist, and where American heritage meets cutting-edge technology. Stretching thirty miles along the Hudson River, it offers thousands of acres of parks, miles of trails, and more than 500 lakes, ponds, and even championship golf courses. Year-round activity abounds, whether it be swimming, boating, hiking, biking, skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, or maybe even dog sledding. During the growing season, the county offers an array of locally produced fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, baked goods, arts, crafts, and even a buffalo hide or two!"

  Binghamton   -   City of Binghamton
The City of Binghamton is nestled in the Southern Tier of New York, at the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers.
  Buffalo   -   City of Buffalo   -   the state's second-largest city, after New York City
Buffalo lies on the Niagara River, which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. European-Americans first settled there in the late-18th century. Growth was slow until the city became the western terminus of the Erie Canal some 40 years later. By the turn of the next century, Buffalo was one of the country's leading cities, and by far its largest inland port. The huge grain elevators and industrial plants that the canal spawned began to disappear in the mid-20th century as the Saint Lawrence Seaway enabled water traffic to bypass the city.
County Seat of Erie County.
  Corning   -   Corning Area Chamber of Commerce
Corning, New York is a small city with a cosmopolitan flair and a captivating history. Nestled in a river valley with steep hills, Corning is also a southern gateway into the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. Corning is world renowned for its glassmaking past and present. Discover the art, history, and science of glass at the state of the art Corning Museum of Glass.
  Cortland   -   City of Cortland
  Elmira   -   City of Elmira
The City of Elmira is located in the south-central part of the county, surrounded on three sides by the Town of Elmira. Elmira was the home of American author and humorist Mark Twain in his latter years. He and members of his family are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery there.
  Ithaca   -   City of Ithaca
Nestled in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. They invite you to experience what is uniquely theris - a quality of life that is nationally recognized - a community of artists, writers, and performers. Ithaca is home to some of the world's leading scientists and researchers, and boasts a business environment that values intellect, achievement, and success. Theatre and the arts abound in the region, and our local eateries are guaranteed to serve up your ethnic cuisine of choice.
  Jamestown   -   City of Jamestown
The City of Jamestown is adjacent to Town of Ellicott and is at the southern tip of Chautauqua Lake. To the west of the city is an area known as Jamestown West.
  Kingston   -   City of Kingston
The City of Kingston was first called Esopus after a local Indian tribe, and later renamed Wiltwyck (Dutch: wild area). It was one of the three large settlements in New Netherland. After the Dutch colony was taken over by the British in 1664, the settlement was renamed Kingston.
In 1777 Kingston became the first capital of New York. Shortly after the Battle of Saratoga, the city was burned by British troops moving to Canada from New York City
  New York   -   see City of New York
Most populous city in the United States and the most densely populated major city in North America. New York is a center for international finance, fashion, entertainment and culture, and considered to be one of the world's major global cities.
  Newburgh   -   City of Newburgh
The City of Newburgh is along the Hudson River, between the Town of Newburgh and the Town of New Windsor.
The first settlement was made in 1709 by German Lutherans from the Rhenish Palatinate, who named it the Palatine Parish by Quassic. By 1750, most of the Germans had been replaced by people of English and Scottish descent, who in 1752 changed the name to the Parish of Newburgh.
  Niagara Falls   -   City of Niagra Falls   -   Tourism   -   Niagara Falls State Park
By the end of the 19th Century, the city was a heavy industrial area, due in no small part to the huge power potential offered by the swiftly-flowing Niagara River. The city still has a strong industrial base, but its location is away from the tourist areas.
  Poughkeepsie   -   City of Poughkeepsie
  Plattsburgh   -   City of Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh is a small U.S. city located on the western shore of Lake Champlain in the northeastern part of the state of New York. Plattsburgh was founded by Zephaniah Platt in 1785 after he was granted the land for it by George Clinton. The Saranac River flows through the city into Lake Champlain.
  Rochester   -   City of Rochester
Rochester, also known as both The Flour City and The Flower City, is a city in Monroe County. The City is at the center of a larger Metropolitan Area which encompasses and extends past Monroe County and includes Genesee County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Orleans County, and Wayne County.
  Rome   -   City of Rome   -   in the south-central part of the Oneida County
Native Americans called the area Deo-Wain-Sta, or The Great Carrying Place, referring to the portage between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek. The portage was also known as the Oneida Carrying Place. Boats coming up the Mohawk River had to transfer their cargo (and boats) 1.7 miles overland to continue west to Lake Ontario. This important east/west trade route was later formalized by construction of the Erie Canal.
The Rome Sand Plains is a 15,000-acre inland pine barrens within the city, that consists of a mosaic of high sand dunes and low peat bogs, mixed northern hardwood forests, meadows and wetlands. It is one of only a handful of inland pine barrens remaining in the United States.
  Schenectady   -   City of Schenectady   -   Tourism   -   Visit Schenectady County
Located just a short ride from Saratoga Springs, Cooperstown or Albany and less than 3 hours from Boston, Montreal and New York City, Schenectady County offers first class accommodations, exciting attractions, and a wealth of history and culture. See also Stockade Historic District.
The area that is now Schenectady was originally the land of the Mohawk tribe of the Iroquois Nation. When Dutch settlers arrived in the Hudson Valley in the middle of the 17th century, the Mohawk called the settlement at Fort Orange "Schau-naugh-ta-da", meaning "over the pine plains." Eventually, this word entered the lexicon of the Dutch settlers, but the meaning was reversed, and the name referred to the bend in the Mohawk River where the city lies today.
  Syracuse   -   City of Syracuse
Syracuse is the county seat of Onondaga County and the economical and educational hub of Central New York, a region with over a million inhabitants.
The city has functioned as a major crossroads over the last two centuries, first between the Erie Canal and its branch canals, then of the railway network.
  Troy   -   City of Troy   -   Tourism   -   Troy Visitor Center
The City of Troy is located on the western edge of the county. Troy is home to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Emma Willard School, and is the hometown of Uncle Sam.
Troy's RiverSpark Visitor Center is the place to launch any visit to downtown Troy, to the greater Troy area, or to the entire Hudson-Mohawk Heritage Area [ The Hudson-Mohawk Heritage Area includes the communities of Cohoes, Colonie, Green Island, Troy, Waterford and Watervliet and is called RiverSpark ].
  Utica   -   City of Utica
The City of Utica is situated within the region referred to as the Mohawk Valley in Eastern New York State. Utica has an extensive park system, with winter and summer sports facilities.
  Watertown   -   City of Watertown   -   located in Jefferson County
The Black River flows westward through the city toward Lake Ontario. The Black River is a world-renowned kayaking destination.

More cities

More towns

Villages in New York State

  Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass is where the world - from serious scholars to those simply interested in discovering - turns to learn more about the art, history, craft, or technology of this incredible material. Spend some time at the Museum, and we guarantee you'll learn to see glass in a whole new light.
  Erie Canal
The Erie Canal is famous in song and story. Proposed in 1808 and completed in 1825, the canal links the waters of Lake Erie in the west to the Hudson River in the east. An engineering marvel when it was built, some called it the Eighth Wonder of the World.
In order to open the country west of the Appalachian Mountains to settlers and to offer a cheap and safe way to carry produce to a market, the construction of a canal was proposed as early as 1768. See also Wikipedia.
  Dutchess County Fair
  News Buffalo   -   The Bufffalo News
  News Plattsburgh   -   The Press Republican
Online community & news source for Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties of Northeastern New York
  News Schenectady   -   The Gazette
  News   -   Ulster Publishing
Woodstock | New Paltz | Saugerties | Kingston | Highland Mid-Hudson | Southern Ulster
  Radio   -   WAMC Northeast Public Radio
  TV   -   Capitalnews 9
  University   -   State University of New York at Albany

Cuisine   -   New York State Recipes

  Lobel's of New York   -   Lobel's Recipes
Tips & Techniques, Holiday & Event Menues, Beef Recipes, Wagyu Beef Recipes, Lamb Recipes, Veal Recipes, Pork Recipes, Poultry Recipes, Ham & Bacon Recipes, Sausage Recipes, Seasonings, Toppings & More.
For five generations, the Lobels have been purveyors of fine meats dedicated to the highest standards of quality and personal service. These standards have made their butcher shop an institution in New York City, where the family's Upper East Side store enjoys a devoted clientele comprised of celebrities, prominent business executives, and others who value the highest quality prime meats and attentive service.
  New York Apple Country   -   Cooking with apples, apple math - see 'Recipes'
Main Course recipes, Side dish recipes, Salad recipes, Bread recipes, Dessert & Pie recipes, Holiday recipes, Cooking tips & Ideas.
  New York Farms   -   see 'Recipes' [ NY Farms! Cookbook ]
Content : Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Entrees, Desserts, Cookbooks.
This cook book allows you to post your own recipes in any of its multiple categories; although the site administrator must approve it first.
  New York Seafood Council   -   see 'Recipes'
This Website is designed to provide consumers with information on seafood products, their availability, current consumer issues, nutrition, health benefits, and seafood preparation.
  Northern Nut Growers Association   -   see 'Nut Recipes'
Lower calorie : Date-Nut Kisses, Endive Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts, Hickory Nut Cake, Dainty Nut Sandwich, Hickory Nut Salad, Hickory-Nut Macaroons, Shellbark Cake, Almond Balls and Fruit Cake.
Info about Butternut, Chestnut, Hazelnut, Heartnut, Hican, Shagbark Hickory, Shellbark Hickory, Pawpaw, Pecan, Persimmon, Black Walnut and Persian Walnut [ English, Carpathian ].
  Western New York Maple Producers Association   -   Maple Weekend   -   see 'Recipes'
Maple Expresso Cake, Maple Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Maple Walnut Sweet Rolls, Maple Cheesecake.

  Historic American Recipes 
Apple-Fritters | Dough-Nuts | Cocoa-nut Drops | Molasses Gingerbread | Common Gingerbread | Election Cake | Indian Meal Pudding | Fried Sweet Potatoes | Sweet Potato Pie | Beef-Stake | German Chicken Stew | Jack Rabbit Stew | To Roast a Pig | Broiled Scrod | To boil a Cod's Head.

History New York State

  Albany Institute of History and Art
  Holland Society
The Holland Society was founded in New York City in 1885 to collect information respecting the settlement and history of New Netherland. Its main objective is to find and preserve documentation about the inhabitants' lives and times so as to elucidate the political, social, and religious patterns in the Dutch colony.
  New Netherland Museum   -   The New Netherland Museum and the Half Moon
The museum operates the Half Moon, a reproduction of the ship that Henry Hudson sailed from Holland to the New World in 1609. This site has information on the plank-by-plank replica which was created by the New Netherland Museum. See also virtual tour Half Moon.
  Rensselaer County Historical Society
The rolling hills and quiet riverfronts of Rensselaer County are deceptive, masking the evidence of over three hundred years of bustling settlements and booming industries. Located on the eastern banks of the Hudson River just north of New York State's capital city, Albany, the residents of Rensselaer County had easy access to the large markets of New York and Philadelphia as well as points west. Generations of immigrants have settled in the cities and rural areas of this county to tap the resources of this area and create some of the most renowned industries of 19th century America.
Iron, steel, Arrow shirts and collars, agricultural machinery, gun powder, Prussian blue pigments and Troy-Bilt Rototillers have all been produced in Rensselaer County during the past 175 years.

Music, Art & Culture, Entertainment   -   stuff to do in the region
  TheHiddenCity   -   Underground Arts

  Reiswijs UK is not responsible for the content of external internet sites




20121014     Birchwood Studios/Studio 15