the spotlight on New York City — home to theaters, museums
and fine dining — the remainder of New York is often treated
like a poor country cousin. But from the rugged woodlands
of the Adirondacks and the haute hideaways of the Hamptons
to the up-and-coming vintages of the Hudson Valley Wine
Country, the Empire State offers adventures for all types
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hotel and restaurant recommendations.
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Travel Guide: New York
From the media Mecca of Midtown to the financial
center of Wall Street, restaurants and hotels
cater to the business traveler with a seemingly
limitless number of conveniences.
|TOP 10 ROMANTIC DESTINATIONS
New York City
Romance is always in the air in the Big Apple. What's more romantic than a carriage ride in Central Park in the spring or skating at the Rockefeller Center in the winter?
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|TOP 10 CASTLE HOTELS
Oheka Castle Hotel & Estates
This century-old, French-style château was built to the tune of $11 million and features 32 individually decorated guest rooms, a ballroom, library and formal gardens.
|TOP 10 BRUNCH HOTELS IN THE U.S.
The Garden City Hotel
The Sunday brunch at this hotel offers unlimited Bloody Marys and Mimosas with your meal, which covers everything from waffles, to pasta and seafood extravaganza.
This chic bohemia on the Eastern-most point of the country was the inspiration to artists and writers in the 1960s. It boasts fresh ocean scents and misty fall mornings accompanied by the honking of Canadian geese.
Top 10 Getaways: New York
Every now and then, New Yorkers feel the itch to make a quick getaway from the concrete jungle. Whether you desire strolling on a deserted beach or walking through history, our guide has you covered. Enjoy destinations that can be easily reached from the city for a quick weekend getaway.
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Castle on the Hudson
Although the United States has never had official royalty, it somehow managed to produce a few royal retreats. Paying homage to the Norman fortifications of Wales, Scotland and Ireland, this sprawling, medieval-style castle resides on the Hudson River just half an hour out of Manhattan.
There's no place closer to the big cities of the Northeastern seaboard that remains as wild as The Catskills. Just two and a half hours from N.Y.C., snowy winters and verdant summers provide four seasons of outdoor recreation, and a beautiful backdrop for a weekend away any time of year.
Emerson Resort & Spa
Situated just outside of Woodstock, this phatasmagorical spa with a Pan Asian ambiance features a traditional spa menu, as well as Ayurvedic treatments like Shirodhara facial.
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