Are you planning a trip to New York? If you are looking for things to do outside of Manhattan take a look at my top 5 things to do in New York State without stepping foot in Manhattan.
1 Go skiing!
Hop on the bus and head out to Hunter Mountain. You can book your bus and ski pass through Over Ride from about $99.00. If you have missed the ski season don’t worry, there is still a tonne of stuff to do in the summer to from festivals to hiking. Check out the official Hunter Mountain site for more information.
2 River Tubing on the Delaware River
This was probably one of my favourite day trips I’ve done in the US. I mean they have a hot dog van in the middle of the river so you can stop off for a beer and a FREE hotdog…amazing! Cost is from about $30 but it’s so worth it!
3 Go to Brooklyn
I can’t recommend brunching in Brooklyn enough on a Saturday. Once you have eaten take a walk down the river. You can also visit the botanical gardens, explore the streets looking for street art and don’t forget to visit the flea markets.
4 Take a trip to the Waterfalls
Get yourself to Ithaca where there are over 150 waterfalls. They are all within a 10 square mile radius. The waterfalls are in multiple NY State Parks and entry is from $1-$6 and $ to $10 for a car pass.
5 Do a wine tour
There are so many lovely vineyards in New York State, you really are spoilt for choice. I would recommend checking out Groupon first as they always have lots of great offers on.
New York State is HUGE. There is so much more to it than Manhattan, so if you are planning a visit, do try to leave yourself a few days so you can get out of the city.
If you want to go a bit further afield then take a look at my guide on getting to Niagra falls from New York City.
I always love to hear from people about their travel experience so please comment bellow if you have done any of these things or if this list has been helpful. I always write back!