So good they named it twice, New York State is home to the ultimate metropolis, New York City. Lying on the East Coast, this part of America really was the birthplace of the nation. With world-class art galleries, iconic landmarks and that quintessential New York vibe, there is no place in the world like this. New York has a vibrant art and music scene, some of the best bars and restaurants in the world. Outside the city areas like the Catskills and Long Island offer a different taste of the region.