Have you heard the news? Fodor’s has placed the Hudson Valley and the Catskills as third on its top 2015 destinations list and with good reason. A super-easy day trip (or long weekend) from the NYC metro area, the Hudson Valley is simply brimming with things to do across one of the most beautiful backdrops in the country. No matter where your interests lie, there’s something up here for you!
For the History buff:
Names like Roosevelt, Vanderbilt and Van Cortlandt are sure to bring pictures of imposing mansions filled with legacy, story and antiquity. The Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites are three of New York’s National Historic Sites managed together and located in Hyde Park. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s home along with Eleanor Roosevelt’s Val-Kill and the Vanderbilt Mansion are sure to fascinate and entertain history buff for hours – as does the Van Cortlandt manor located in Croton-on-Hudson, better suited for children ready to learn about daily life after the Revolutionary War.
With titles like the “Hudson Valley Resort and Spa Golf Course” and the “Manhattan Woods Golf Club” is there really any better place to play golf and unwind? Whether you’re in the mood for just a relaxing game or a difficult, hard to read course there is no shortage of places to meet all your golfing needs.
Where’s the food?
The Culinary Institute of America is available to take your taste buds around the world with American, Italian and French cuisine and five different award winning restaurants. Farmer’s markets too, are always popular here at the Hudson Valley! Come sample some honey, pick up some ripe fruit or the ever delicious apple cider doughnuts!
For the exercise fanatics:
Whether you’re in the mood for a hike with Peekamoose Adventures or want to work out in the gym you will always find a place to stay fit. Peekamoose Adventures offers both easy, intermediate and challenging level hikes and scenic tours of the Catskills. If the conventional gym is more your style than check out the Hudson Valley Gym or the widely reaching locales of Curves fully equipped gyms.
Antique lovers this way!
Whether the air is crisp and chilly or it’s a lazy Sunday morning – it’s always the perfect time to go antiquing. The Colds Spring Antique’s Center, houses more than twenty dealers and is just one of the prime examples available. The red barn known as the Antique Market behind the Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck also features a multitude of dealers just waiting to show you a historic curiosity.
So get the family ready, pack your bags and make some reservations. Come and see our Hudson Valley!