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New York

Vibrant, exciting and full of life; this is the city that never sleeps.

Penn Dutch Country

Amish communities with wooden covered bridges, schoolhouses and horsedrawn carriages.


The sight of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle.

Independence National Historic Park

Home to the Liberty Bell proclaiming freedom throughout the land.

The Mall & Its Monuments

An open area National Park running from the capital steps to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

The Smithsonian Institute

Comprising of 19 museums and 9 research centres in Washington DC.

Hudson River Valley

A national heritage area full of history, art and pretty landscapes.

Chesapeake Bay

A huge estuary providing the habitat for varied wildlife.

Catskill Mountains

New York’s wilderness where river-rafting, hiking and canoeing are just some of the options.

East Hampton

Unspoiled beaches, history and quaint farmhouses are just some of the reasons to visit this pretty village.

Finger Lakes

An area of long slender lakes, sparkling waterfalls and breathtaking vistas.


The dream house of Thomas Jefferson and his final resting place.

Shenandoah Valley

Enjoy National Parks atop the fabled Blue Ridge Mountains.

Cass Scenic Railroad

Step back in time and relive the era of steam driven locomotives.

Historic Jamestown

The first permenant English settlement in the New World.

Colonial Williamsburg

The nations largest living history museum.


This historic town is immersed in 300-year history and full of art galleries and quaint shops overlooking York River.

Capital Region & New York

Incorporating cities pulsing with energy and rich in political intrigue to the birthplace of American Independence and sights of colonial history, this is the soul of the USA. Many events of historical significance took place within these states and this continues to happen daily.

New York is a city of extremes from the magical snowfalls in winter to baking summers spent outdoors. The city that never sleeps is a melting pot of cultures and style and the perpetual buzz of excitement and energy is palpable. Take in a Broadway show and see the regal statue of liberty or the glory of the Empire States Building.

The ‘Big Apple’ will leave you confused but delighted by the manic pace of life. Shopping is a must here so travel light to reap the benefits!

Away from the crowds there are fine recreation opportunities in the Catskill Mountains, the Olympic village of Lake Placid and the unspoiled forests and waterfalls of the Finger Lakes region.

Washington and Baltimore provide more action with staunch history embedded in both. Washington DC has a trove of fifty something museums gathered for inspection outside the Capital Building but as well as rich history and politics it offers a lighter side of trendy bars and boutique hotels. There is a network of Civil War trails in Maryland and it is the birthplace of the star spangled banner.

Pennsylvania Dutch Country is home to the rolling fields, farms and customs of the peaceful Amish people where their simple, uncomplicated life meanders at the same pace as the horse drawn buggies that share the road. Imagine handmade quilts, Quaker style buildings and roadside stalls selling crafts and home baked goods. The struggle for Independence began here and Philadelphia is home to the Liberty Bell and Independence National Historical Park where the Declaration of Independence was signed on 4th July 1776.

Gettysburg provides a fitting tribute to the 50,000 men killed during the bloody civil war and many re-enactments of battles take place around 4th July. As well as city sights there is stunning scenery near Delaware River and the Alleghenies dubbed the ‘Endless Mountains’ covered in pine trees that seem to stretch on forever.

Pennsylvania has a wooded gorge it proudly claims as its own Grand Canyon which plunges to depths of 800 feet. Southwest Pennsylvania’s Laurel Hill State Park offers sparkling lakes and pink blossoms and nearby maple trees provide a hearty supply of delicious syrup.

Virginia is home to the Shenandoah Valley, nestled between Allegheny Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sycamores, hickories, oaks and maples provide a carnival of colour especially in autumn.

In the historical triangle that incorporates Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown you are transported to an era when the English began their first permanent settlement in America. Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum where visitors can stroll the streets and be greeted by patriotic fife and drum parades, characters such as carpenters and blacksmiths are busy with their trade. See the graceful stately homes of yesteryear decorating the banks of the James River, a testament to the wealthy and successful planters of Virginia.

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The summer season in New York City is from June to September when the weather is very hot and the temperature may rise above 38°C. On the other hand the winter season, from December till March, is very cold and temperature may even drop down to -18°C. In autumn (September to December), New York weather remains cold and dry and the weather becomes wet during the spring months between March and June. Usually New York experiences a humid continental climate during summer. The city receives a humid continental climate.


In regions like Long Island and Huntington the weather remain warmer than those of north, such as Ticonderoga. In this mentioned place both altitude and latitude are higher; as the regular maximums stays at 28 °C in July. On the other hand, the regular high stands at 27 °C in Ticonderoga in the same month. During the season, the sea provides a cooling effect on the air. However, the regular maximums in January are much farther apart. The highest recorded temperature is 42 °C that was occurred during July while the coldest temperature recorded in the region was -47 °C that took place in Old Forge in February 17, 1979. Throughout summer daytime temperatures fluctuates from 25 to 30 °C over much of the state. The summer climate remains cool in the Adirondacks, Catskills and higher altitudes of the Southern Plateau.


Winter comes as a long season in New York. Temperature in most the days stand -25 °C during this season. Sometimes the temperature may falls below zero degree Celsius. Western and Central New York generally affected by lake effect snows. However, in the city metro area, weather remains mild and it experiences less snow then the rest of the state.

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