From historical sites and museums to art exhibits and waterfalls, Hudson Valley is a prime vacation spot. There are attractions throughout the area that allow individuals to make the most of their time away while soaking in the rich history and culture.
Immerse Yourself In The History
There are historical sites situated throughout Hudson Valley with visual and intellectual appeal. Step into the luxury of Vanderbilt Mansion, consider the country’s politics at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, or celebrate the origins of art at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
Enjoy Breathtaking Art
Art and design are celebrated throughout Hudson Valley. Artists and those with an appreciation for art and design can explore the following locations:
- Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
- Edward Hopper House Art Center
- Russel Wright Design Center
- Hudson Beach Glass
- Ice House
- Magazzino Italian Art Foundation
- Storm King Art Center
- The School
- SEPTEMBER Gallery
Whether close to where you’re vacationing or a short trip away, these art hot spots are sure to impress.
Take the Scenic Route
Hudson Valley stretches along the Hudson River, branching from Westchester County to Albany. From vineyards and farms to orchards and wildlife preserves, visitors can explore what nature has to offer wherever they choose to stay.
One of the biggest must-sees in the region is the Catskill Mountains. Enjoy the mountains from afar or embark on a hike to dive right into the beauty. There are many state parks to visit, including Patriot’s Park, Storm King State Park, Hudson Highlands State Park, and Forsyth Park. There are also options for those looking to enjoy water views, such as Waterfront Park, Scenic Hudson’s Long Dock Park, and Nyack Beach State Park.
If waterfalls are what you’re looking for, Hudson Valley has many of them. Some fan favorites include Verkeerder Kill Falls, Cohoes Falls, Beaver Cotton Mill Falls, and the breathtaking High Falls.
Experience Everday Culture
Sometimes the best part of going on vacation is to immerse yourself in a different culture. Hudson Valley won’t disappoint, with numerous food and drink options as you travel from town to town. Schedule your trip around a food or wine festival to taste the best of the best. Or, visit local breweries and vineyards to get a taste of what the valley has to offer.
Where Should You Stay?
As mentioned before, Hudson Valley spans many towns and cities. However, two popular vacation spots include Cornwall and Westchester.
Cornwall is a small town with gorgeous views and easy access to New York City by riverboat or railroad. This is perfect for those looking for the combination of a quaint peaceful stay and the option to visit the big city.
Westchester also meets a variety of preferences. Visit Bear Mountain State Park, embark on a hiking adventure, take a break at the Trailside Museums, or take in the sites of the Rockefeller family’s hilltop estate, Kykuit. There, art lovers can see terraced gardens and stunning 20th-century statues.
If you’re looking to vacation in an area with beautiful views, good food, and tons of sites to see, then look no further than Hudson Valley. Be sure to checkout our ‘PROPERTIES‘ page for recent luxury listings.