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Located in the northeast corner of the United States, New York is one of America’s top destinations for tourists all over the world. As one of the most desirable spots to visit in the US, New York has endless amounts of food, attractions, and nightlife for people from out of town to enjoy. It’s both a family friendly and solo traveler destination, so it’s no wonder almost everyone has New York on his or her bucket list.
While there are many attractions, and countless restaurants, busy New York offers many more things to do and sights to see than you think. There is also a nearly unlimited selection of hotels in New York, so start planning your trip soon! Here are four destinations throughout the state of New York that many people overlook and you should explore.
Historic Plattsburgh, New York
Plattsburgh, otherwise known as Plattsvegas, The Burgh, or The Lake City, is a city on the northeast part of upstate New York along Lake Champlain. This city is unfamiliar to most but lucrative in its history. Travel to Plattsburgh and find yourself stumbling along many historical sites like the Kent Delord House that’s reputedly the oldest house in Plattsburgh. When you’re finished reading about the history of the Delord House, you can go back in time at the War of 1812 Museum, filled with works of art related to the Battles of Plattsburgh and the War of 1812. Not far from the museums, you can enjoy a lake view at Lake Champlain and a 40-acre limestone island, Crab Island, named after its large amounts of crabs and ancient fossilized shells.
Adventure Town Ausable Chasm
Ausable Chasm is famous because it’s the oldest natural attraction in the USA. The amazing sights range from the limestone gorge to the Rainbow Falls, Elephant’s Head, and Hyde’s Cave. You can enjoy many outdoor activities in Ausable Chasm like rafting down Ausable River, lantern tours, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and more! Ausable Chasm hotels aren’t hard to find and are quite convenient as they range anywhere from campgrounds to hotels and even cabins.
Find Your Inner Artist in Upper West Side’s Morningside Heights
The Upper West Side is a neighborhood outside of Manhattan, between Central Park and the Hudson River, that likes to show off its artistic side. Here, you can test out your vocal chords at the Metropolitan Opera or get lucky and see a free show featuring the Julliard School dancers. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Symphony Space are two other great options to choose from. Lastly, if you’re a Seinfeld fan, you can drop by Tom’s Restaurant, also referred as Monk’s Diner.
Shop and Soak Up the Sun at Brighton Beach
If you enjoy a lazy day at the beach or bargain shopping, then Brighton Beach is the place for you. This gold sand beach town can give you the ultimate Russian experience, from vodka-infused nightclubs to delicious chocolates. Enjoy taking a stroll along the boardwalk where you can find vendors selling anything from Russian-inspired foods to hand-woven cloths at low cost.