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On vacation with kids to: New York, USA.

New York is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and north eastern regions of the United States of America. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania, and shares an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

With an estimated population of 19,306,183 (estimated in 2006), the state of New York is the countries third most populous state.
The capital of the state of New York is Albany and its five largest cities are New York City (with over 8.2 million residents also the largest city in the United States), Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse. While the state is best known for New York City's urban atmosphere, especially Manhattan's skyscrapers, most of the state is dominated by farms, forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York's borders touch two Great Lakes (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario), Lake Champlain and the Atlantic Ocean.
Niagara Falls, on the Niagara River as it flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and is a very popular tourist attraction.
The climate of New York State is broadly representative of the humid continental type. The winters are long and cold in the Plateau Divisions of the state. In the majority of winter seasons, a temperature of -25 °C or lower can be expected in the northern highlands (Northern Plateau) and -15 °C or colder in the south western and east-central highlands.
The summer climate is cool in the Adirondacks, Catskills, and higher elevations of the Southern Plateau.
The New York City area and lower portions of the Hudson Valley have rather warm summers, the remainder of New York State enjoys pleasantly warm summers.
From the sandy beaches of Long Island, to the excitement of New York City, to the scenic beauty of the Adirondacks, Catskills and Allegany Mountains, New York has got plenty of opportunities for your vacation with the kids.
Northern New York offers the east shoreline of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and mountains. Here you'll find lots of outdoor activities for your family vacation.
Niagara Falls and the international border New York shares with Canadian provinces Quebec and Ontario have a pleasant climate with heavy snowfall during the winter months and this makes it a great area for skiing and other winter outdoor recreation.
Western New York also has plenty to keep a vacationer busy. Take the Buffalo area which is full of culture, history, and entertainment. The area also offers several archaeological sites, fishing and hiking opportunities.
Don’t forget to visit the American side of Niagara Falls and visit Lake Chautauqua which provides a great scenic view, along with a number of activities.
The Great Appalachian Valley dominates eastern New York, here you'll find the Finger Lakes region that offers endless year-round opportunities.
The Central-Leatherstocking and Albany-Saratoga regions offer a wealth of attractions too.
Saratoga Springs is famous for Saratoga Race Course and the mineral springs.
Albany, as well as being the capital city, heavily embraces the arts.
In New York's capital, Albany, visitors can experience Albany's tradition of cultural festivals, concerts and special events, or visit museums, theaters and restaurants.
The Adirondack and Catskill mountain ranges are ideal for camping and outdoor activities including skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and bicycling. In this scenic area you can enjoy the mountains, lakes, and streams of this year-round resort area. The Olympic facilities in Lake Placid are situated here too.
The Allegany Mountains and the Catskills are also popular New York vacation destinations. Boating and fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, and Thousand Islands areas.
Catskills-Hudson Valley excites vacationers with gorgeous nature and many art centers and galleries that can be found in the Catskill region.
Long Island, extending 120 miles east from New York City, is home to fabulous summer resorts such as The Hamptons and Montauk. here you can enjoy swimming, fishing, hiking, and golfing in this lovely area.
East Hampton, the trendiest of the Hamptons, has a marvellous combination of beautiful ocean and beaches. Many celebrities have their vacation home here. East Hampton has everything from parks and picnic grounds for the family vacation to the many unique boutiques, chic shops, antique shops and art galleries.
The City of New York is a city in the southern end of the state of New York and the most populous city in the United States of America. New York City has the ultimate experiences waiting for you in a city that defines culture, fashion, finance, entertainment and cuisine. The city brings entertainment for the whole family and whether it’s shopping, museums, art galleries, entertainment, or just experiencing life in this remarkable metropolis everyone will have their favourite New York City activity.
Much more than a bustling urban center, New York state is covered in forests, farms, rivers, and mountains and offers many opportunities for your vacation with the kids. New York state is a dazzling family vacation destination with world-class attractions and unique destinations.

Popular cities and towns in New York:

Some of the major and most popular cities and towns in New York are: New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Schenectady and Utica.


New York offers lots of accommodations suited for your vacation with the kids. All depends on which part of New York State you choose as your next family vacation destination. You can take a look at the accommodations section to see what to look for in a accommodation suited for your children. Many of New York's family Hotels and Resorts offer family friendly vacation accommodations suited for your vacation with the kids, including family suites and kid suites, complimentary hot breakfast and family style dining.
If you prefer camping then New York State offers lots of campgrounds and RV parks all over the state.
Or why not choose a vacation rental New York style or one of the private vacation rental homes that are comfortable, clean, and spacious and friendly for your vacation with the kids. Lots of room for you and the family to spread out, prepare meals and wind down at the end of the day. New York vacation homes include cottages in the country, cabins in the mountains, beach homes along the Atlantic coast and New York City apartments.
It's all up to you, New Yorkhas a lot to offer and really suited for your vacation with the kids.


New York state is a dazzling vacation destination with world-class attractions. Among them are many child-friendly theme parks, water parks and other attractions suited for your vacation with the kids.

Amusement and Theme Parks:
Colonial Village Family Fun Park
Darien Lake
Deno's Wonder Wheel Park
Enchanted Forest
The Great Escape
Jeepers indoor amusement park
Magic Forest
Martin's Fantasy Island
Midway Park
Rye Playland
Santa's Workshop
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Sherman's Amusement Park
Sylvan Beach Amusement Park
Victorian Gardens Amusement Park
Wild West Ranch

Waterparks and waterfun:
Aquazonia Indoor Waterworld
Cascades Indoor Waterpark
Raging Rivers
Roseland Waterpark
Six Flags Darien Lake
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge Indoor Water Park
Splash Down Park
Splashwater Kingdom
Splish Splash
Thunder Island
Water Safari
Water Slide World

New York Zoos:
Aqua Zoo
Bronx Zoo
Buffalo Zoo
New York Aquarium
Queens Wildlife Center

Other sites and tours to see with the kids:
Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises
Chautauqua Institution
Central Park
Ellis Island
Howe Caverns in Howes Caves
American Museum of Firefighting in Hudson
Boldt Castle on Heart Island
Fort William Henry in Lake George
Five State Lookout in East Windham
Statue of Liberty
Empire State Building
Times Square
Fire Island Lighthouse and Montauk Lighthouse

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More usefull websites:
New York Official State Information Website
Offical New York State resource for tourism and vacation

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