NEW YORK / NIAGARA FALLS

Its often forgotten that New York is much more than just New York City (or Manhattan, for that matter). Upstate New York is home to some of the regions best wineries and B&Bs - which makes it a great place to drive through on the way up to Niagara Falls.

Straddling the border between the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls offers amazing views and exciting adventures. Although the Canadian side is often said to have the better views, the three waterfalls can be enjoyed from both sides. Those who aren't scared of a getting wet can take a ferry boat tour or guided trek behind the falls to get a close up view.