- By Kevin
- On Jun 8, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
There're lots of beautiful attractions in East Coast US for family vacations, and good places for cities sightseeing in Albany, New York, Montauk, Long Island and so on.
Albany, New York
Immerse yourself in American history, art and culture at the gorgeous city of Albany starting with a 60 minute tour of the New York State Capitol, home of the New York State Legislature. Explore and walk around a complex of state government buildings like the Cultural Education Center, the Robert Adams Building for Law and Justice and the Swan Street Building at the Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza. Visitors looking for a taste of Albany’s performing arts scene can catch world-class performances in the Kitty Carlisle Hart and Lewis A. Swyer Theaters of The Egg Performing Arts Center or visit the Austrian Baroque-style interiors of the historic Palace Theatre.
For museum buffs, wander through over 300,000 square feet of exhibit space and fantastic collections exploring the cultural and natural diversity of the state at the New York State Museum or venture into a destroyer escort ship on the Hudson River that served in the U.S. and Greek Navy at the USS Slater. For a unique and enjoyable heritage experience, visit the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, an old watering pump station that is now home to the Albany information center, a museum and a planetarium. Head to Washington Park, one of the most beautiful parks in the region with over 100 species of trees, or the Albany Pine Bush Reserve, a 3,200 acre natural preserve for a rare inland Pine Barrens eco system, for an afternoon of hiking, jogging or strolling.
Montauk, Long Island
With a small population of 3,000, the quaint and idyllic hamlet of Montauk in Long Island offers great activities perfect for a quick and luxurious weekend getaway. Among the top places to visit is the Montauk Point Lighthouse, the country’s fourth oldest active lighthouse which offers picturesque views of Montauk from the eastern tip of Long Island. A trip to the Deep Hollow Ranch allows visitors to take a horseback tour of over 3,000 acres of preserved countryside and pristine beaches led by true blue cowboys and cowgirls. Spend a weekend relaxing at the Montauk Yacht Club, an 80 year old beach resort on Star Island that boasts comfort and timeless elegance, or head to Sail Montauk and take a cruise on the only U.S. Coast Guard certified passenger vessel in the area, the S/V Mon Tiki.
Hop on a boat and reel in tuna, sea bass, marlins and more at Double D Charter’s for the ultimate sport fishing experience. However, for visitors who are looking for a more relaxed experience of Montauk’s natural wonders, a trip to the Shadmoor State Park offers unbeatable views of the Atlantic Ocean and over 2,400 feet of beach to picnic, fish or sunbathe at. The biodiversity of the Hither Hills State Park is perfect for hunting, fishing and biking, while the Camp Hero State Park, a former military base, features an other-worldly and undisturbed landscape with spectacular trails leading to the ocean coast.