You could spend your whole life seeing the sites in New York City — and indeed some people do — but there are quite a few worthwhile things to see off the beaten path as well in the Empire State. Here are a few of our favorite destinations in the state that perhaps looms larger than any other in story of modern America.

New York City has a surprisingly awesome beach

Off the beaten path: The Louis Armstrong House Museum NYC

Walking New York’s High Line is like being in the city but not of it

Three quintessentially New York things to do at Christmas-time in the Big Apple

This film about New York subway exploration is super suspenseful