You might think the nickname “Empire State” is derived from the largest city in the United States: New York City. But historians believe George Washington is responsible for the moniker. Of course you must visit Superman’s “Metropolis,” also called “The Capital of the World.” But don’t miss the state’s capital in Albany.
51 imagesJoin the 55 million people a year who visit the Big Apple: New York City. Cruise the harbor, enjoy the lights in Times Square, see a Broadway show, marvel at the skyscrapers, explore the landmarks, hail a cab, shop until you drop … no wonder the city never sleeps.
6 imagesEncircle New York: When approaching New York City from the north, make sure to spend time in Albany and then Hyde Park. Fans of state capitol buildings plus presidential museums and homes are in for a treat in these cities.