New York June 17, 2016
10 Unforgettable Tours Everyone In New York Should Take At Least Once
With so much to do and so much to see in the state of New York, it’s quite frequently that we find ourselves looking for an extra set of helping hands to guide us through unfamiliar areas. No matter what type of tour you’re looking to take, leisurely or adventurous, there’s something on this list for everyone to enjoy. Ready to figure out which unforgettable tours you should take at least once? Here are 10 tours in New York that you absolutely must visit!
1. New York State Capitol Tour, Albany
There's no better place to soak in New York's rich history than the city of Albany. The New York State Capitol building is one to be admired, standing beautifully and full of architectural brilliance. Tours are free of charge and are available Monday through Friday at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM and 3PM. You can also make reservations to tour the building on the second Saturday of every month at 11AM and 1PM! A tour will generally take you about an hour, we promise you that what you'll see and learn inside this building will blow your mind.
To view the self-guided tour map available for download,
How to get here:
State Street and Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12224
2. Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride, Lockport
If you know New York then you're aware that our state is hiding some pretty
While our most well known cave to explore is Howe Caverns, this eerie underground cave and boat tour sure gives it a run for its money! Located just outside of Niagara Falls, the underground boat tour is one of the longest in America, lasting about 70 minutes each ride. Interested in a creepy fact? You can take late night ghost hunting tours here!
To view the tour calendar and to book your visit,
3. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Tarrytown
Focused on creating a sustainable food system, this magical New York farm is one that every resident should tour! During the current season, tours here tend to sell out quite quickly which means you should make a point to buy your tickets ahead of time. Stone Barns tours will show you a mixture of farmland and livestock, along with many other features.
To buy your tour tickets ahead of time,
4. Rolling Hills Asylum, East Bethany
Another thing you'll know if you've lived in New York? We love our abandoned buildings and haunted places. Nothing grabs our attention quite like hearing a local ghost story! Some claim that Rolling Hills Asylum is one of the most haunted places on earth, well known for having consistently active ghosts in the building. Both historical and flashlight tours are offered, where you can experience the strange and paranormal activity firsthand.
To view upcoming events and to learn more about the tours,
5. Seneca Lake Wine Trail
The Finger Lakes region is one that will steal your breath away and may also get you a little tipsy! The Wine Country out in this area of New York is nothing short of delicious and what could be better than enjoying an adult beverage by the water? Not too many things that we can think of!
To view the full map of the Seneca Lake Wine Trail,
6. Bannerman Island Walking Tour, Pollepel Island
Failing the tests of time, the beautiful Bannerman's Castle is not quite what it once was. Located on an island just over 6 acres in size, the castle was once used as a military surplus warehouse just north of New York City. Much of the castle still remains, giving visitors gorgeous ruins to view and explore.
To plan your visit to Bannerman's Castle,
7. Arcade and Attica Railroad, Arcade
Incredible steam engine rides that take place from May through October, the 15-mile track running through Western New York will give you a truly scenic view. Interested in hopping onboard this weekend? This Sunday, the railroad will be offering a Father's Day train ride where all dads can ride for free! To learn more about that,
8. East End Bike Tours, Mattituck
If taking a trip out to the Finger Lakes is too much for you, then maybe this Long Island gem is a bit closer for you! A luxurious bike trail that will not only quench your thirst for wine, but will also show you plenty of historic sights along the ride. The most costly on our list, you can view all of the East End Bike Tours
9. Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex, Buffalo
Also referred to by many as the Darwin D. Martin House, this once residential complex was created by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright! Offering several different tours of the complex, you can
to plan your visit.
10. Mohawk Maiden Crusies. Schuylerville
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Located in a small village of Upstate New York, this authentic sternwheel paddleboat is the perfect way to get out on the water during a hot summer day! With a variety of tours, you can decide how far along the Upper Hudson River you'd like to explore.
To find out which boat ride is right for you,
How many of these tours in New York have you crossed off your list? Share with us at Only In New York which tour you’d be most interested in checking out!