The state of New York is known as the Empire State, and with good reason. As one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States, it has long been counted among the most populous and most influential states.
Popular in New York
One of the world's great cities, New York City is a global center for media, entertainment, art, fashion, research, finance, and trade.
The largest city in New York State's Niagara Frontier, Buffalo is a city full of surprises.
Wall Street. Madison Avenue. 34th Street. Broadway. Manhattan is so well known that even the names of its streets have become iconic and understood the world over.
In New York
The Niagara Frontier region of New York State consists of 5 counties situated near the Great Lakes of Erie and Ontario, just across the Niagara River from the Canadian province of Ontario and its Niagara Peninsula region.
Wine and water define the Finger Lakes, a region of New York state south of Lake Ontario.
Between New York City's suburbs and the larger Upstate region is a transitional area, a place where many New Yorkers get away from it all to relax.
The Southern Tier of New York State is the geographical region that includes the counties of New York State west of the Catskill Mountains and along the northern border of Pennsylvania.
New York's Capital District is centered on the state capital of Albany,
The Adirondack Park is both the largest and the first government-protected park in the contiguous United States.
North of the Adirondacks lies the North Country, the northern border of New York.
The Central region of New York is a crossroads, dominated by the state's fifth-largest city, Syracuse, and the Mohawk River that flows eastward through this region.
The world-famous Erie Canal, in New York State, lets you experience history, recreation, and the very best that small-town America has to offer.