Hi All We are looking to do a trip to New York for 3 nights. I'd love to do Niagra Falls (if we can afford it) and 5 days/a week relaxing somewhere. Its for 2 adults and DS 16 and DD12. Relaxing at the beach would be ideal but I priced around Cape Cod and its too expensive. A lake with watersports would be another option or maybe Long Island? I have a cousin I would like to visit in Albany but that would just be a quick visit and its not a deal breaker. Long Island is so near the huge city I can't help thinking it must be very busy and polluted. We are looking to go last week in June. I'm getting flights approx €400 each, was reckoning about €300 a night in New York so would have about €2500 left for car hire and accommodation. I think I might need to give up the idea of Niagra. Any comments/ideas welcome Thanks
Might not be totally relevant but we stayed in a radisson hotel in niagara, near the falls, great hotel and pretty cheap. Hotels in niagara are significantly cheaper than NY if you’re planning on staying there at all.
We had a long weekend in Rye for a wedding (at mamaroneck yacht club, which was lovely) the Hilton there wasn’t too expensive at all and was very nice. It’s about an hour on the train from grand central
I would go up the coast to Maine personally, then maybe Boston and Vermont of you have time/money. N Falls is a bit of a disappointment ( I've only seen it from the Canada side which is supposed to be best) it's quite build up and feels really un-natural, ironic for a worlds natural wonder! But I understand if you still want to see it for yourself.
Thanks everyone I'm off to google for the evening. I' presume they have campsites like the ones in Europe where you can hire mobiles/chalets - they might be cheaper than houses. I've got 10 days max as the 16 year old will self destruct at that stage without the buddies!