Ideal duration: 7 - 8 days
Best Time: April - June, September - November
Major Airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
The state of New York sits today atop a rich history marked by revolution, culture, and development; it holds within itself the chutzpah spirit of its iconic namesake city and the tranquillity of its natural terrain - The Empire State has a personality that precedes itself. Heralded in the north by the Niagara Falls, the state is home to skyscrapers, the New York City boroughs and its iconic food-pizza. Unequivocally heterogenous, the state features a cross-sectioning of cultures from the furthest reaches of the world, truly lending to its reputation as The Melting Pot of the country. Over 800 languages are spoken in the state, making it one of the most diverse regions in the world. Eateries in New York are some of the most remarkable in the world and feature diverse selections and fusions to cater to its industrial and cultural lineage. Like most else in the state, its cuisine hangs within a duality- high-end restaurants exist in tandem with emblematic street food. Most expeditions to the state start and end at The Big Apple- New York City- but away from the pricey real estate of the metropolis lies its assemblage of recognisable biodiversity. The Catskill and Adirondack mountains are classical symbols of any hikers dream and stand within two of the many national preserves in the state that can do much. The trails that one can find within the vibrant ecosystem in New York are the legacy of its entwined history with Native Americans. Whether its an urban haven you seek, or an escape to a remote wilderness, New York state offers a lot with its array of recognisable cities. It possesses a charisma that has found itself a definitive niche in the educational, corporate, and cultural realms and imprinted its image onto every facet of human creation.