New York State is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States of America. It covers an area of 54,556 sq mi (128,403 sq km). The state measures roughly 330 miles (530 km) across and 285 miles (455 km) from north to south. The highest point is the 5,344-ft (1,629-m) Mount Macy.

Mohonk Mountain House – Unique and Beautiful

Mohonk Mountain Resort Hudson Valley Mohonk Mountain House, NY, is a unique resort that appeals to many kinds of travelers, but it is primarily targeting those who look for luxury,…

1000 Islands, NY

Touring the 1000 Islands, NY

The 1000 Islands Region, located between New York State (USA) and province of Ontario (Canada) on St. Lawrence River, is a perfect destination for those seeking beautiful scenery, outstanding fishing,…

Cape May Wine Trail NJ

Cape May Wine Trail – New Jersey

Cape May’s Wine Trail is convenient to several Mid-Atlantic cities: 70 miles from Philadelphia; 79 miles from Wilmington; 160 from New York City and 180 from Washington, D.C. The trail…

Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Keuka Lake Wine Trail

Wineries of Keuka Lake Fresh off a few wonderful days on the Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail, we drove a few short miles east through Yates County to the town of…

Canandaigua Wine Trail

Canandaigua Wine Trail

I guess every traveler has a motto. Sometimes the traveler’s motto is derived from a less-than-ideal experience. Or, the motto can convey a sense of delight or the joy of…

Basha Kill Wurtsboro, NY

Basha Kill Management Area – Wurtsboro, NY

Basha Kill Wildlife Wildlife Refuge – Wurtsboro, NY While you are in the Catskills you can enjoy hiking, fishing, birding, boating, and quiet walks that parallel the 3,000-acre wetland that…

erie canal tour

Tour the Erie Canal

Erie Canal – Capital Saratoga Region, New York The Erie Canal waterway runs about 363 miles from Albany on the Hudson River to Buffalo at Lake Erie.  This waterway completes…

Welcome to The Strong Museum

Road Trip: The Strong Museum of Play

The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY Enter the wonderland of toys in this 150,000 square foot home to some of the most dynamic hands-on exhibits, exciting programs, and family-friendly activities…

Boldt Castle – Heart Island NY

Boldt Castle – Heart Island, New York

Heart Island Castle One of the most interesting attractions you can visit in the 1000 Islands region in New York is Boldt Castle on Heart Island. Boldt Castle is a…

Johnson Estate Winery NY

Johnson Estate Winery – Westfield, New York

Visit the Johnson Winery in Chautauqua County, NY Whether you love wine or just enjoy visiting beautiful wineries, you’ll appreciate a visit to Johnson Winery in Westfield, NY. Johnson’s is…

Adventureland New York

Adventureland – Farmingdale, New York

Plenty to Explore at Adventureland New York Adventureland is an amusement park located in Farmingdale, New York. The park, which is quite close to Long Island, has been in operation…

Albany New York State Capitol Building

New York State Capitol Building

New York State Capitol Building – Albany, New York Most state capitol buildings are domed with a definite similarity to the national capitol building.  New York is totally different; it…

New York's Finger Lakes Region

New York’s Finger Lakes Region

An introduction to the Finger Lakes Region of New York State and the wineries within. Just a half day’s drive from the major cities of the east coast and mid-west,…

Staten Island Ferry Guide

The Staten Island Ferry in NYC

Timetables & Directions – Ferry from Downtown Manhattan With a rich history dating back to 1817, the Staten Island Ferry offers convenient service along the New York Harbor. Painted in…

Upstate NY Weekend Trip

Upstate NY Weekend: Fall Foliage

Plan a Weekend Trip to Upstate NY by Train to View Autumn Leaves Leaf peepers abound as fall foliage season begins. Travelers can leave cars behind and plan a trip…

Vacation to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Vacation is a Barrel of Fun

On the US/Canada border, spectacular Niagara Falls attracts wedding couples and daredevils. Maybe something in the water makes them take the plunge. Buffalo, New York has several claims to fame….

New York is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec to the north, Vermont to the northeast, Massachusetts to the east, Connecticut to the southeast, and New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south.

New York state, with a population of 19.5 million people, is the third most populated state in the United States. Much of its population is concentrated in and round its biggest city, New York City. The capital of New York state is Albany.

New York became part of the United States on 26 July, 1788. It was the 11th state to join the Union.

Budget Travel to and in New York

By Plane
There are a good number of international airports in and around New York. The big ones are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) both in Queens, and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in neighboring New Jersey. In addition, there are international airports in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany.

By Road
Apart from New York City, the rest of New York City can be conveniently explored by car. There are a good number of interstate highways that criss-cross the state. Among them, I-90 crosses from east to west, linking Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. I-87 begins from the Canadian border, passing through Albany and Poughkeepsie to continue into New Jersey.