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 destinations: New York City, Buffalo and Manhattan
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.
Popular destinations: Catskills, Poughkeepsie and Kerhonkson
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.
Popular destinations: Syracuse, Utica and Oswego