1 The Adirondacks, NY

A vast and rugged alpine wilderness offering superb hiking, skiing, fishing and mountain-climbing opportunities.

2 The Finger Lakes, NY

With charming Ithaca, famed for its Ivy League university, as its hub, this delightful region brims with lakes, rolling hills, wineries and waterfalls.

3 Niagara Falls, NY

Take the memorable Maid of the Mist boat trip, or visit the Cave of the Winds and stand close enough to feel the spray from these majestic falls.

4 History in Philadelphia, PA

See the Liberty Bell and trace the steps of Benjamin Franklin in the city of brotherly love, where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

5 Art and architecture, Pittsburgh, PA

The Warhol Museum, Cathedral of Learning and two outlying Frank Lloyd Wright houses lend a surprising cultural flair to the so-called Steel City.

6 Cape May, NJ

The cultured end of the Jersey shore is exemplified by the Victorian architecture, quaint B&Bs and swish restaurants of this pleasant resort town.

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