Destination

New York State Holidays

Discover New York's countryside

Escape the hustle and bustle of the ‘city that never sleeps’ and explore more of what ‘upstate’ has to offer. 

From sky-high mountains and pine-scented forests in the Adirondacks to stretching white-sand beaches and horseback riding trails in Long Island, New York state is all about incredible contrasts.

Tour the lakeside wineries in the Fingerlakes, sample the incredible farm-to-table food scene in the Hudson Valley, experience family-fun in the Catskill Mountains, soak up the lively atmosphere in Rochester or Buffalo or cruise the miles of sparkling coastline in Thousand Islands-Seaway. There is so much to see and do in the Empire State - just make sure you get out and experience it.

Destination Highlights
  • Experience the natural beauty of alpine town, Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains
  • View Hudson Valley's spectacular fall foliage
  • Escape the Big Apple's hustle in the nearby Catskill Mountains
  • Sample farm-to-table cuisine and world-renowned Rieslings in the Fingerlakes
  • Take a stunning sunset dinner cruise in the heart of the 1000 Island Seaway
  • Learn to surf on Long Island's white sand beaches
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT-5 hours
  • Currency US Dollar
  • Visa Information Ensure you have a valid ESTA prior to travel.
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx 7 hours; direct flights from the UK to New York are available
  • Health Information No vaccinations required.

Top Tips from our Experts

Emma

Destination Specialist

Definitely make sure you hire a car to fully explore the state, travelling at your own pace means you'll have more time to explore New York's hidden gems

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