New York State offers more beyond the sheen of the Big Apple. NYC alone is crammed with unmissable sights like the Statue of Liberty, while the state itself boasts several of the most-visited tourist attractions in the world. Just out of the metropolitan area, there’s the great outdoors for you to escape the crowds and reconnect with nature.

    From waterfalls and lush valleys to forests and lakes, New York’s appeal doesn’t stop there. It has splendid stretches of sandy beaches for wave riders and weekenders. There’s even a host of quirky, unhidden, and lesser-known spots for the urban explorer to discover around NYC’s 5 boroughs.

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