Skyline of New York 

Whilst New York State is primarily known for New York City and central Manhattan, there is much more to it than this. This is an area of contrasts.

With mountains such as the Adirondack, Catskills and Allegheny, waters such as the Hudson River and Finger Lakes and cities such as Buffalo and Ithaca, there is much to see in this vast area.

There's plenty to do too. Whether it's city activities such as shopping and sightseeing, outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, canoeing, shooting or fishing, relaxing on Long Island Beaches or enjoying a touch of class in the Hamptons, you'll be spoilt for choice. From New York you can even reach Canada via Lake Erie and the 1,000 Island Seaway and take a tour of Niagara Falls.

Whilst in New York City, visit famous landmarks and sights such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, Greenwich Village, Little Italy and Central Park. Visit Coney Island, the Bronx Zoo or take in a show on Broadway. Admire the historic buildings of Buffalo or the waterfalls at Ithaca. Enjoy the great outdoors and take a trekking or hiking tour of some of the state's vast wilderness or explore its rivers by canoe.

This is a year round destination, so whenever you visit you're assured of a great time. Autumn is popular with those looking for an active break as temperatures are comfortable and the autumnal scenery is lovely. Winter in the cities is busy with Christmas shoppers. Spring is another beautiful time to visit, whilst summer is popular with families. The Statue of Liberty

There's plenty of choice of New York hotels to make your stay pleasurable. From budget rental apartments to the glitz and glamour of the Waldorf Astoria or W New York, there's something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a friendly town or village B&B, motel-based chain such as the Hampton Inn or well-known names such as Holiday Inn, Hilton and Ramada, you'll find a wealth of choices to meet all needs and budgets.

The state is a popular destination with numerous events taking place throughout the year. It is a good idea, therefore, to plan ahead. Compare the price of hotels in New York using Travelsupermarket's tool and save money by booking in advance.