Explore all that New York State has to offer on a fly drive holiday
New York State may be best known for the city that never sleeps, but the State itself is packed full of stunning scenery and amazing attractions that shouldn't be missed.
Families, couples and groups can easily explore this compact but varied state on a fly drive holiday, and there are plenty of different itineraries on offer.
From the Adirondacks in the north to Hudson Valley in the south, not to mention Niagara Falls and the Catskills, New York State is home to numerous natural wonders and a large number of world-class wineries. The following suggested fly drive itineraries will give you a taste of the different options on offer in New York State.
Try these fly drive ideas all year round, including the autumn season, to experience autumn's vibrant colours first hand in New York State.
Long Island, Hudson Valley, Central New York State & the Catskills Fly Drive Tour
Taking in Long Island in the south, the Adirondacks in the north and much in between, this well-paced tour showcases some of New York State's well-known sights and hidden treasures. Highlights include the beautiful beaches and mansions of Long Beach, the stunning mountain scenery of the Catskills and the European-style state capital of Albany. Adults and children alike will enjoy exploring the great outdoors, riding the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and visiting attractions including the family home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Springwood, and the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
Wine, Water & Wonders of Upstate New York Fly Drive Tour
Wine Water & Wonders is a 5 day/4 night itinerary, allowing you to explore beyond New York City and experience the sights and sounds of Upstate New York State. Visit the Corning Museum of Glass and see 35 centuries of glass, watch amazing glass-making demonstrations and then make your own glass! Wind your way through the beautiful Finger Lakes, home to award-winning wineries and shops. Rochester is home to Kodak, The Strong National Museum of Play and many festivals and events. In Niagara Falls USA, experience the thrill of the Falls aboard the Maid of the Mist and the Cave of the Winds tour! Depart for New York City from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport,
Website - https://www.winewaterwonders.com/en
New York State in Nine Days Fly Drive Tour
(Riverworks in Buffalo; photo credit Joe Cascio)
This tour is set up to include 3 nights in the Hudson Valley, 3 nights in Syracuse and 3 nights in Buffalo Niagara. All the hotels are bookable and can also customize the length of stay in each city.
Experience the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, Walkway over the Hudson, Destiny USA, offering more than 200 retail stores, the Buffalo Brewery Trail, and many more things to experience on this fly drive tour.
Norwegian to take-off affordable flights from UK & Ireland to New York Stewart International in New York State
Norwegian launched four new routes in 2017, connecting Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin and Shannon with New York Stewart International Airport in upstate New York.
Norwegian will exclusively fly brand new Boeing 737 aircraft offering passengers a modern single class cabin featuring a sky interior. New York Stewart International will be served double daily from Dublin, and also from Edinburgh, Belfast and Shannon
New Product Development Range in New York State
For the past six months, I Love New York UK has partnered inbound operator TourMappers North America to develop more product in all areas of Upstate New York, and create new hotels and fly drive ideas IN New York State, to take advantage of the varied experiences which the 11 regions of New York State offers both UK & Irish consumers.
TourMappers is known to offer niche product such as B&Bs, country inns and boutique hotels and they have been very successful in doing this in Upstate New York, also including a number of good flag hotels. TourMappers North America works with most, if not all, UK tour operators and the new product can be booked via their password protected booking engine or XML connection.