Planning a visit to the Empire State? These maps will help you get oriented to the following top tourist destinations:
- New York City
- Catskill Mountains
- Adirondack Mountains
- Niagara Falls
- Finger Lakes
New York City
This map shows New York City, which is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Most families that visit New York City spend most of their time in Manhattan, which is an island sandwiched between the Hudson and East rivers.
The Catskill Mountains is a region in southeastern New York State, about 100 miles northwest of New York City and 40 miles southwest of Albany. Its proximity to New York City makes it particularly popular with Manhattanites.
The Adirondack Mountains are a large region in northeastern New York State.
Niagara Falls is the collective name of three waterfalls that straddle the border between New York State in the US and Ontario in Canada. To add to the confusion, it is also the name of both cities on either side of the border.
Niagara Falls, Ontario, on the Canadian side, is more touristy and Americans will need passports in order to visit.