Find the best attractions, things to do, and places to go in the Hudson Valley. Find excellent restaurants, great shopping, antiquing, and places to stay (including bed & breakfasts, inns and spas). Visit
historic sites in Dutchess County,
fairs and festivals in Rhinebeck,
New York State parks in Ulster, Rockland, and other counties in the Hudson Valley. Book tickets for live theatre performances, concerts, and the fabulous
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Putnam County. Performing art venues are available from Albany to Westchester County, where several theatres offer performances in the
performing arts for children and teens.
Spend the day learning how to make wine at the wineries in Orange, Dutchess, and Ulster Counties. Book winery tours, enjoy wine tasting, or spend the afternoon on the
Dutchess Wine Trail. Visit historic museums and museums featuring the Hudson River School, an American art movement led by Thomas Cole.
The Hudson River School of artists depicts landscapes of the Hudson Valley and nearby areas including the Catskills and Adirondacks. The beautiful landscapes of the Hudson River Valley inspired the Hudson River School of Art.
Museums from Westchester to Albany County feature the work of the Hudson River School.
Educational activities for kids abound in the Hudson Valley often encompassing the American Revolution and founding fathers. For a special treat, visit
historic lighthouses and see how families lived within these vertical structures on the water. that you can visit are among the best attractions in the Hudson Valley of New York State.
If you are visiting the Hudson Valley with children, find fun places to take the kids; including educational things to do with children. Historic sites, beautiful parks with kids attractions such as zoos, carousels, row boating and nature walks, include some of the wonderful places to go and fun things to do with kids in the Hudson Valley.
www.HudsonValleyAttractions.com lists attractions in the Hudson Valley for tourists visiting the Hudson Valley, people living in the Hudson Valley, or people thinking about moving to the Hudson Valley. Visit attractions in the counties of
Albany County, the capital of New York State,
Columbia County, offering Hudson, home to over 80 antique dealers and recognized as one of the premier antique and art centers in the U.S. Visit
Dutchess County, and dine at excellent restaurants, including the world-famous C.I.A. (Culinary Institute of America), visit historic sites, and the charming Village of Rhinebeck where the famous Rhinebeck Antiques Fair is held each summer;
Greene County, offering beautiful country lake and streams for fishing and relaxing;
Orange County, featuring Woodbury Commons, the best high-end outlets for name brand shopping;
Putnam County, offering the charming Village of Cold Spring and the fabulous Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival;
Rensselaer County, with its serene landscapes of organic, CSA, and local farms;
Rockland County, offering Palisades Center, one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. Rockland also boasts Bear Mountain Park
Bear Mountain Park, Perkins Point, and other magnificent scenic spots.
Ulster County is home to world-class rock climbing. Visit
Westchester County home to Westchester/s quaint River Towns, the Performing Arts Center in Purchase, world-class shopping in White Plains, and Historic Hudson Valley sites including Rockefeller's Kykuit Estate, Philipsburg Manor and more.
Find attractions and things to do in all kinds of weather. Enjoy parks and outdoor sites and activities in good weather. Things to do on cold winter days and rainy days include going to a concert or play at one of many centers for the
performing arts offering dance, music, and
live theatre. Or, visit historic towns, and historic estates, such as the home and library of FDR. Plan at least one full day for the FDR Estate where you can also visit Eleanor's Cottage.
The Historic Hudson Valley offers the highest concentration of historic sites in America. Visit many
historic sites and historic attractions in the Hudson River Valley. A few historic sites in the Hudson Valley include:
Clinton House, Fort Montgomery, Historic Hudson River Valley Preservation Sites, John Jay Homestead, Knox's Headquarters, Kykuit, Rockefeller Estate, Lyndhurst, Montgomery Place, New Windsor Cantonment, Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park, Philipsburg Manor, Philipse Manor Hall, Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Stony Point Battlefield, Union Church of Pocantico Hills, Van Cortlandt Manor, Washington Irving's Sunnyside, Washington's Headquarters, and the Franklin Delaware Roosevelt Home and Library.
Tour the Historic Hudson Valley. The Hudson Valley abounds with sites steeped in American history. Learn the importance of the homes, properties, and sites that pay tribute to the great men and women that made history in the United States of America.
colleges and universities in New York's Hudson Valley? Visit a SUNY College and University campus. SUNY schools are located in Albany, Hudson, Middletown, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, Purchase, Stone Ridge, Suffern, Troy, and Valhalla. Visit Bard College and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Dutchess. Find colleges, universities, and schools for higher education in Albany, Columbia County, Dutchess County, Greene, Orange County, Putnam, Rensselaer, Ulster, Westchester and Rockland County.
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Are you looking for a list of
hotels, resorts, bed & breakfasts, and charming inns in the lower-Hudson Valley, mid-Hudson Valley, or upper-Hudson Valley? Find Old World Victorian Inns or a cozy B & B in the countryside, casual hotels and motels with swimming pools, or luxurious hotels and spas such as the Ritz-Carlton, near world-class shopping centers in White Plains, New York.
List of towns and villages where you can go antiquing include:
antique shopping from Westchester in the lower-Hudson Valley to the City of Hudson, in the upper-Hudson Valley. Also enjoy antiquing in Cold Spring in Putnam County. Find antiques in Westchester County in
Mount Kisco, and
Larchmont. For a fabulous selection of antiques in all price ranges, including high-end antiques, visit
Hudson, New York in Columbia County. After a great day of antique shopping, relax over dinner at one of the
excellent restaurants in Hudson New York.
If you live in New York City, take a day trip to the charming town of
Cold Spring on the banks of the Hudson River. Don't have a car? No problem. Go to Grand Central Station and catch the
MTA Metro-North to Cold Spring . The train station is within walking distance of the Hudson River, shops, and many fine restaurants. Enjoy charming boutiques, one of a kind stores and antique shops. End your day with a walk along the Hudson River and dinner at one of the charming restaurants in Cold Spring.
Looking for movie theaters in the Hudson Valley? Find
movie theatres and multiplex cinemas for Albany, Columbia County, Dutchess County, Greene County, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester County. Find lists of movies, previews of movies, information about different movie theaters, and more. Or book your tickets at one of our listed Online Movie websites such as Fandango or Moviefone.
Find attractions, places to go, and things to do in the Hudson Valley at
www.Hudson-River-Valley.com. Visit the counties of Albany, Greene, Ulster, Orange, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Rensselaer for a list of activities, attractions, restaurants, and things to do by town, village, and county within the Hudson Valley in New York State.
Find the best restaurants and places to eat in the Hudson Valley at
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reviews about a restaurant's food, decor, special features, service, and more. Restaurants Hudson Valley offers a comprehensive guide to dining.
Transportation in the Hudson Valley offering information about how to get to the Hudson Valley by car, plane, or train. For airline travel, visit
airports in and near the Hudson Valley. For travel between Manhattan and the Hudson Valley, find train schedules between the Hudson Valley and New York City, at
MTA Metro-North to the Hudson Valley. The MTA trains run between Manhattan and the lower and mid-Hudson Valley (Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Putnam, and Dutchess County). For trains to the mid and upper-Hudson Valley find
Amtrak Trains to the Hudson Valley. Get the Amtrak train schedules and address of Amtrak train stations in Albany, Columbia County, Dutchess County, Rensselaer and Westchester County.
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