I'm planning to visit my brother who is doing his master thesis in new york city in september. I've never been to america before and i want to use this trip to stay about 2.5 weeks and i want to see something besides new york. however, the big question is WHAT ;-) this country is sooo big and there are sooo many possibilities!
I thought about renting a car and driving up north, long island, boston, adirondack park, maybe maine or niagara falls and then back to new york? is this too much programme for about 10 days? is it already "indian summertime" in the second half of september?
the other possibility is to book a very cheap flight to miami and visit florida to combine the city trip new york with beach holidays. however, i m afraid, the beaches in florida are very crowded and i would prefer it to see something of the wilderness in the north (forests etc. does the adirondack national park suet this wish? ).
thank you very much for the answer in advance!