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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2010
If you are spending thousands of dollars on your trip, it is worthwhile to spend a few dollars on this excellent book and plan your trip so much better. When we plan a vacation, the first thing we ask ourselves is- what are we going to do there. Then we get on the Internet and try to make sense of what people are suggesting. This book tells you all without the hassle of browsing the internet and still not being sure of what to do. They mark interesting things with something called "Fodor's choice" and they have never disappointed.

Very strongly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2013
Fodor’s New York State Guide, Second Edition

This travel guide to New York state has 528 pages in a book that is 8" high, 5" wide, and " thick. The nine chapters are marked on the edges of the pages for quick reference. It has an ‘Index’. The last page tells about the six writers who describe the area where they live. “Travel Smart New York State” has advice on travel by air, bus, car, and train. The “Essentials” discuss eating out, accommodations, and advice for families. “Safety” is explained (p.519); this can apply to any strange area. [People in lower Manhattan can spot tourists by their clothes and slower walking, at least years ago.]

Chapter 1, “Experience New York”, provides a summary (its more like New York city). This is a good description of the varies areas of the state. They list the “Top Attractions” on page 16, the “Top Experiences” on page 17. Pages 18-19 list specific sites, historical areas are on page 20-21. Chapter 2 tells about “Niagara Falls and Western New York”. Buffalo is the blizzard capital of the US. It has the Pierce-Arrow Museum (a luxury automobile of the early 20th century). You can travel to Canada and the city of Toronto, Ontario. Chapter 3 discusses “The Finger Lakes Region”. Rochester and Syracuse in the north, Corning, Elmira, and Binghamton in the south. These are most enjoyable in warm weather months.

Chapter 4 discusses “The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands”. This is famous for its forests (the land makes poor farmland). The summer months have the most tourists. Some favor hunting in the fall. There is advice for automobiles in cold-weather months (p.163). Chapter 5, “Albany and Central New York”, is an area that was a leader in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century (along the Mohawk River which empties into the Hudson River). Albany was the state capital since 1777. The naturally carbonated waters of Saratoga Springs attracted health seekers since the 18th century. Chapter 6 discusses “The Catskills” which are north of New York City. The map on page 266 omits Kingston, the county seat of Ulster County. Hunter mountain attracts skiers in winter.

Chapter 7 describes “The Hudson Valley”. It talks about the past and the mansions of the wealthy. There are over a dozen state parks for outdoor adventures. Summer and fall are the peak seasons. A car is the best way to travel. FDR’s home is in Hyde Park. The Rhinebeck Aerodrome houses vintage aircraft. “New York City” is describe in Chapter 8. It was the first US capital and is the financial center of the country. It is made for pedestrians. It is composed of five boroughs (or counties). Broadway theaters are the main attraction. Most people travel by the subways. Ellis Island (the Statue of Liberty) was where 12 million immigrants arrived. Other neighborhoods are described. Central Park was the first artificially landscaped park in the US. Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx are mentioned. These are not tourist destinations and most people who live there like it that way.

Chapter 9 discusses “Long Island”. Their beaches are among the nicest on the eastern seaboard. Places to stay are more expensive. Crowded roads and suburbs in the west change to rural farmland and seaside villages in the east. Summer traffic is “problematic”, especially on weekdays (p.457). The North Shore has the mansions of the wealthy (the inspiration for “The Great Gatsby”). [I pity anyone whose idea of a vacation is to gawk at the mansions of the wealthy.] Fire Island is a 32 mile long barrier island, no cars are allowed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2009
For those who say New York is not just about the city, this is the book to get. It manages not only to cover the major cities but find the fun stuff in the smaller out of way places. A great companion guide when traveling the Empire State.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2014
excellent details; includes clear directions to highlights of the area; includes hours and a guide to expense of various places. Makes it easy to plan a detailed tour of areas such as the Hudson River Valley. Highly recommend!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 24, 2013
I ordered this book because Fodor's New England was useful with photos. But this book doesn't have any photo which made me difficult to find good places to visit. Maps and text information were helpful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2014
Very complete and informative. Good coverage on many of the small towns in upstate NY. Not so complete for NYC.
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on August 4, 2015
My family and I used this for our trip through New York. It was a helpful guide, although some of the addresses were incorrect and the admission prices were ALWAYS higher than what was listed, so that was kind of a bummer. It did have maps in the back and throughout each section of the state and listed various things to do in each part of the state. It was very helpful when planning the trip and we had a wonderful time.
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