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New York City
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#1 New York City

New York City (NYC) is one of world's most popular city for domestic and international tourists. Top places to see in New York includes Times Square, Empire State Building, Central Park, Manhattan, Museums, Statue of Liberty, Fifth Avenue, Broadway Street, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, One World Trade Center, Grand Central Terminal, Coney Island, Washington Square Park and many more.

Long Island
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#2 Long Island

Long Island is known for miles of beaches, vineyards and scenic parks on east coast. The beaches of Jones Beach, Robert Moses Beach and Coopers Beach are top-ranked in beach of Long Island.

Niagara Falls
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#3 Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, most popular tourist attraction is a group of three waterfalls. American Falls is located on the American side of the border that can be viewed from Prospect Point Park and Goat Island. Horseshoe Falls is located on the Canadian side. Bridal Veil Falls located on the American side is separated from Horseshoe Falls by Goat Island and from American Falls by Luna Island.

Brooklyn Bridge
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#4 Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is a world famous suspension bridge that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan. Once known as longest suspension bridge in the world, The Brooklyn Bridge is a New York City landmark on East River. The bridge has an elevated promenade open to pedestrians and cyclists in the center of the bridge.

Letchworth State Park
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#5 Letchworth State Park

Known as Grand Canyon of the East, Letchworth State Park is known for its deep gorge, and waterfalls. The park main attractions are three large waterfalls - the Upper, Middle, and Lower Falls, which flows within a deep gorge. Other activities of the park include hiking, biking, fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking.

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#6 Rochester

Rochester, known as The Flower City is known for hosting cultural festivals including famous Lilac Festival. The High Falls of the Genesee River, with a drop of 96 ft is a major attraction of the city. Other places to visit are The Strong Museum, George Eastman Museum, Seabreeze Amusement Park, and Seneca Park Zoo.

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#7 Albany

Located on the bank of the Hudson River, Albany is the capital of New York state. Albany is known for historical buildings and museums. The city is home to the popular New York State Museum. Near by city Saratoga Springs is a popular resort destination known for race course and racing track.

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#8 Yonkers

Yonkers is a one of New York popular destination along the Hudson River. Yonkers is known as the City of Seven Hills, which includes Park, Nodine, Ridge, Cross, Locust, Glen, and Church hills. The city attractions include Untermyer Park and Gardens, Hudson River Museum, Saw Mill River, Science Barge, and Yonkers Raceway.

Saratoga Springs
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#9 Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs is a popular vacation destination known for race course, museums, and mineral springs. The city is known for historical The Battle of Saratoga and USS Saratoga. Places to visit include Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and Saratoga Lake.

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#10 Syracuse

With many activities to do, Syracuse is known as best place to visit in New York for family. The city attractions include Museum of Science & Technology, Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Everson Museum of Art, Erie Canal Museum, and Onondaga Lake Park. Syracuse is popular for its high snowfall.

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