New York City, one of the world's great metropolises, needs little introduction. If you want the best in shopping, nightlife, culture and entertainment, this is the place to come.
The Capital Region also offers two other world-class cities, both different in character: historic Philadelphia, home to the Liberty Bell and where the American Declaration of Independence was written, and the nation's capital, Washington D.C.
Away from the urban attractions, upstate New York features the Adirondack Mountains, Niagara Falls, and the tranquil vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Its southern neighbour, Pennsylvania, is where you can meet the Amish people, who maintain the values and lifestyle of bygone times, while the Civil War battle site of Gettysburg makes a fascinating visit.
Virginia and Maryland form one of the oldest parts of the modern nation. Hemmed in by the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park to the west, and the maritime communities along Chesapeake Bay to the east, these two states are crammed full of historic colonial towns, magnificent country estates, and reminders of Revolutionary and Civil War conflicts.
Best time to visit New York City & Capital Region
New York and the Capital Region has a diverse climate, ranging from cold and often snowy winters, especially from December until March, followed by hot and humid summers.
Rainfall can occur at any time of the year but perhaps the most pleasant times to visit are during April and May or September and October.
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Our NYC & Capital Region highlights
Spend time in the Adirondack Mountains
The Adirondack Mountains is a tranquil region of lakes and mountains in upper New York state.
Visit the spectacular Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is one of the world's most iconic waterfalls, straddling the border between the USA and Canada.
Wander around the Lincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. is one of the capital's amazing collection of museums, monuments and memorials.
Take in the views of Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park is a protected area featuring broadleaf forests, waterfalls and magnificent views.
Learn about Williamsburg's colonial past
Williamsburg is where colonial America is brought to life in an entertaining, informative style.
Go walking or driving in the Blue Ridge Mountains
The Blue Ridge Mountains are an area of natural beauty, packed with scenic walking and driving trails.