New York City, NY

New York City, NY

New York, New York

According to A2zcamerablog, the states of the Central Atlantic are also enormously attractive for tourists. Are there actually travelers to the USA who don’t want to go to New York at some point? Anything is possible, of course, but such specimens are probably extremely rare. On the other hand, there are quite a number of people who would like to travel to the “Big Apple” not just once, but preferably again and again. The world’s financial flows are controlled here by the legendary NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) on Wall Street, fortunes are made and sometimes even destroyed. Big trends in fashion, entertainment and art are also created here. Overall, New York City is considered an extremely inspiring metropolis, with the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the One World Trade Center and breathtaking shopping opportunities actually has more to offer than fits into a single visit. If you then keep an eye on the development of neighborhoods like Brooklyn, it becomes even more evident.

Of course, the state of New York does not only include New York City. How about a beach holiday on Long Island, for example? The corresponding beaches are there almost like sand on the sea. And let’s be honest, who would have known straight away that the world-famous Niagara Falls are located on the border with Canada in the US state of New York ? So there is a lot more to see and do there than you might think at first!

New York City is undeniably a world center of business, fashion and culture. The sights are numerous. The nickname “Big Apple” was coined by jazz musicians in the 30s. For her, playing in New York was synonymous with making the big show, the “apple”, in the city. Long Island protrudes far into the Atlantic and is a 150 miles long glacial moraine not far from New York City. Here you will find a mixture of suburbs and forests. The Finger Lakes are rolling hills and extensive parks and lie to the west towards the Niagara Falls. The forested Catskill Mountains in the northeast and the northern Adirondack Mountains (venue of the 1980 Winter Olympics) with numerous rivers and lakes are a paradise for hikers (Checklist for hiking holidays). The Thousand Islands, a group of islands close to the Canadian border that runs right through Lake Ontario, are also within easy reach. The largest cities are New York City, Buffalo (approx. 260,000 residents) and Rochester (approx. 210,000 residents).


New York City:
Anyone who speaks of New York City as a tourist usually means “only” Manhattan, the world-famous district on the Hudson River. It is the metropolis of millions of states with a multicultural population, an experience in itself and not necessarily typical of America. The world’s largest skyscraper silhouette, Wall Street as the world’s financial metropolis, the many shopping opportunities, theaters and museums are still impressive. A city that really never sleeps and always has something new to offer.

Niagara Falls:

The thundering falls have drawn visitors from all over the world for hundreds of years and are known as a honeymooner’s paradise. The falls of the Niagara River lie between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. They consist of three separate waterfalls: the 56 m high and 328 m wide American Falls, the 54 m high and 670 m wide, particularly impressive Horseshoe Falls, also called Canadian Falls, and the small Bridal Veil Falls. White excursion boats (“Maid of the Mist”) leave from the dock at Prospect Point on the American side and from the dock at Clifton Hill / River Road on the Canadian side and drive to the foot of the Horseshoe Falls. A damp, but also an impressive ride that should not be missed. Raincoats help against the spray, which are included in the rental price. The queues are usually shorter on the American side.

Prospect Point is a beautiful vantage point of the river and the Canadian side. Goat Island, which divides the river into the American and Canadian Falls, is accessible by car or on foot. You can get up to 7.5 m to the foot of the American Falls via Holstege. Expect a strong spray, but also a spectacular view (Cave of the Winds Trip). The main focus of tourism, however, is on the Canadian side: The Skylon Tower offers a great panoramic view from a height of 160 m and a revolving restaurant. At Queen Victoria Park you can take lifts from Table Rock House to the tunnels next to and behind the Horseshoe Falls. About 3 km north of the falls is the Spanish Aero Car, a cable car over the great vortex in the arch of the Niagara River.

US Military Academy, West Point:
Film screenings and exhibitions in the visitor center with museum, regimental and brigade parades of the cadets.

Corning Glass Center, Corning:
Factory of the glass manufacturer Steuben (not spoken as in German, but: stubenn – with an emphasis on the last syllable) with the Glass Museum and the Science Hall. By the way: on 5th Avenue in New York City you can also visit an impressive sales show by the Steuben company.

The capital of New York State offers palatial properties and the imposing Rockefeller State Plaza, but also underground waterfalls and national parks in the surrounding mountains.

New York City, NY