New York City is the urban center that many would consider the greatest city on earth. It retains its iconcoclastic allure through times of poverty and prosperity, war and peace. From the lights of Manhattan to the brownstones of Brooklyn, this legendary metropolis has inspired artists and immigrants, fashionistas and foodies for centuries. The rest of New York state may not possess the notoriety that New York City does, but what it lacks in fame it makes up for in quality of life. The relaxed pace of the Finger Lakes Region stands in stark contrast to NYC’s hustle and bustle. An idyllic realm of pristine wilderness dotted with charming villages like Naples and Clifton Springs, the Finger Lakes welcomes visitors to restful stays at bed and breakfasts or invigorating nights camping under the stars. New York State has a rich history that began long before Europeans set foot here. The American Indian and Six Nations Museums provide contemporary tributes to the first inhabitants of this land. In the city of Buffalo, the Flying Bison Brewery serves up its signature brews and the Anchor Bar is the birthplace of that favorite of pub fare, the buffalo wing. The New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center has long been a center of Medical Innovation. It was there that the first pap smear, first pediatric heart transplant and first non-scapel vasectomy were performed.