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NEW YORK TRAVEL GUIDE

The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States

New York Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

With 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 of travelers.


NEW YORK CITY

The Statue of Liberty in New York
THE ULTIMATE METROPOLIS
72 Hour Vacation: New York
Check out GAYOT's guide to living the Big Apple life, complete with travel tips, attractions, and hotel and restaurant recommendations.

BUSINESS IN THE BIG APPLE
Business 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.
The busy streets of New York City

An aerial view of New York
TOP 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?

The Pod Hotel, one of our Top 10 Cheap Hotels in New York

The New York city skyline at night
BIG APPLE HIGHLIGHTS
The Best of New York

Visit our city guide to New York and learn about restaurants, hotels, spas, cookbooks, nightlife and more. For an extensive list of events in the city, check out GAYOT's What's Going On page.

LONG ISLAND

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.
A guest room at Oheka Castle Hotel & Estates in Huntington, NY

Besito in Huntington, New York

RESTAURANTS
Long Island Dining Options

Chef Matthew Lake's Mexican restaurant in Huntington Village, Besito, has a casual, chic vibe.
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The Best Long Island, NY restaurants


TOP 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.
The Polo Restaurant at the Garden City Hotel

A beachfront in The Hamptons, Long Island, in New York
72-HOUR VACATION
The Hamptons
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.

WESTCHESTER

RESTAURANTS
Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Most of the food served at Blue Hill at Stone Barns comes straight from the grounds. This unique combination of working farm, education center, bar and restaurant, was once part of the Rockefeller Estate.
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Romantic Westchester Restaurants

Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Westchester, New York


ALBANY


Miss Albany Diner in Albany
RESTAURANTS
Miss Albany Diner

Settled in a classic diner car, this restaurant is one of the area's most celebrated lunch-and-brunch joints, and has been open since 1941.
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The Best Restaurants in Albany


BUFFALO


RESTAURANTS
Hutch's

Chef Mark Hutchinson is a master of inventive appetizers. Standouts include his Thai high calamari served over an Asian vegetable salad dressed with spicy red pepper vinaigrette.
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The Best Restaurants in Buffalo

Hutch's in Buffalo, New York

Nauset Beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
CLOSE ESCAPES
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.


HUDSON VALLEY

TOP CASTLE HOTELS
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.

Castle on the Hudson

A pedicure at The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House

FAMILY-FRIENDLY SPA
Mohonk Mountain House
Adults and kids alike can experience a fun-filled spa getaway at this family-friendly, castle-like resort, which is located 90 miles north of Manhattan in New Paltz, New York.
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THE CATSKILLS

 
72-HOUR VACATION
The Catskills

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.
 
The Catskills beyond Hudson River

A decorative Indian statue at the Emerson Resort & Spa in Mt. Tremper, NY

PAN-ASIAN LUXURY
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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OTHER AREAS

IN AND AROUND NEW YORK
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Hudson Valley Dining
Travel Guide: Connecticut

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