The City of New York serves for many an exit point for a visit to the famous Niagara Falls located on the border between that State of New York and Canada, at a distance of about 7 hours of drive (660 km) from Manhattan.
Between those two famous tourists sites are spread many tourists sites that include picturesque villages, large cities with interesting museums, rivers, lakes, falls, caves as well as customary in the U.S. large scale amusement parks. Each one can chose the attractions he likes. This track is recommended especially from the end of May until the beginning of September, during that period, the weather is pleasant and all tourist sites are open.
Recomended Hotels in New York:
Hyatt Place New York
A 3 star Hotel Just 5 minutes’ walk from the Empire State Building, offers free Wi-Fi, a corner sofa, refrigerator, work desk and coffee making are included in each room.
A 4 star Hotel in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, 3 blocks from Central Park. Free Wi-Fi.
The New Yorker Hotel
Historic Midtown Manhattan 4 star hotel located 2 minutes’ walk from Madison Square Garden and opposite Penn Station. Times Square and the Theater District are 10 minutes’ walk away. Free Wi-Fi .
3 star hotel located 3-minute walk to Grand Central Station, offering easy access to Manhattan shopping and dining. Flat-screen cable TV and desk along with a safe. Each room is equipped with a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. free Wi-Fi.
TRYP by Wyndham Times Square South
3 star hotel. Located 5-minute walk from Penn Station. Free Wi-Fi.
Albany the Capital of New York State
Upon leaving Manhattan to the north, the landscape changes rapidly from skyscrapers and loaded streets into a green serene valley thru which flows the Hudson River. Albany, the Capitol of New York State is the largest of the valley cities, and is located at a distance of three hours’ drive (250 km) from Manhattan (On highway No. I-87) and it recommended to devote to it at least one full day. The official internet site of the city is; https://www.albany.org/. The City was established about 400 years ago by Dutch fur merchants, and it has a modern and impressive governmental center that constitutes a contrast with the picturesque landscape of the Hudson River. The City is considered a cultural hub with museums, theaters and historical buildings. A huge complex of 11 government buildings, conferences and culture named “Governor Nelson Rockefeller State Plaza” that controls the skyline of the city’s center. The complex includes two lines of skyscrapers and among them a reflective pool. Exceptional in structure is an oval building named “The Egg” that serves as a hall for shows.
The most worthwhile sites for a visit in this complex are the Capitol of New York State (in which guided tours are conducted several times daily) and the New York State Museum that includes a variety of multimedia exhibits telling the history of New York State from the dinosaurs era thru the days of the Indians and the development of the large metropolis of the City of New York, including stories about the immigration waves during the various periods. One of the most impressive exhibits is dedicated to the firefighters of the State of New York who died in the Twin Towers Disaster. The tallest building in the complex is named “Corning Tower”. It is recommended to go up to the observation balcony and view the city and its surroundings. In this building is also located the visitors center of the city and an impressive art collection.