Posted on July 26, 2016
From the skyscrapers of New York City to the powerful Niagara Falls...
From the iconic Statue of Liberty to the glittering lights of Broadway and Times Square...
From prestigious universities to gorgeous gorges...
New York state is home to some of the most admired culture and diversity, some of the most visited tourist spots, and some amazing natural beauty!
The eleventh state to ratify the Constitution, on this date in 1788, New York isn't as large as most of the state in the West, but its population is fourth in the nation. Of course, this is partly due to the one-of-a-kind bustle that is New York City, the largest city in the United States.
I live near a really large city, Los Angeles, but NYC is more than twice as large! (But loads of cities in the world are larger than New York, New York, including FIVE cities in China and even such unlikely cities as Lima, Peru and Lagos, Nigeria.)
Here are some of my very, very favorite things about New York:
I love, love, love Watkins Glen State Park.
Niagara Falls is spectacular. See it from the top, both sides, see it from Goat Island, and of course see it (and FEEL it in every bone in your body) from the Maid of the Mist boat.
Central Park, in New York City, is pretty great. Two favorite things, for me, are the Alice-in-Wonderland statue and the boulders that crop up here and there.
NYC has amazing shopping and food. One thing I loved are the macarons that were as pretty as they were delicious!
My husband, on the other hand, is more of a huge-sandwich kind of guy.
I liked exploring the Adirondack Mountains and the Finger Lakes, of course. We saw plenty of wonderful waterfalls, such as the Ithaca Falls.
This is something I didn't get to see – but would love to someday: New York in the fall!
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