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Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley region is nestled along the majestic Hudson River in New York State. This incredible area is steeped in history, natural beauty, and cultural richness with a diverse array of attractions and experiences for visitors to explore. Rolling hills, lush vineyards, and charming towns dot the landscape, creating a picturesque backdrop for outdoor adventures. From hiking and biking along the Hudson River Greenway to kayaking on the river itself, there are countless opportunities to immerse oneself in the region’s natural splendour.

Historic sites such as the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and the Kykuit estate provide glimpses into the region’s past and the lives of its influential residents. In addition to its natural beauty and historical landmarks, the Hudson Valley is a haven for art and culture enthusiasts. The region is home to a vibrant arts scene, with numerous galleries, museums, and performing arts venues showcasing the work of local and international artists.

Local farms provide a bounty of fresh produce, while artisanal producers craft cheeses, ciders, and spirits. Farm-to-table restaurants dot the region, showcasing seasonal flavours in creative dishes. From quaint cafes to upscale eateries, culinary diversity flourishes, with a focus on sustainability and community connections. Food festivals celebrate the region’s rich gastronomic heritage, while chefs continually experiment with global influences, adding depth to the culinary tapestry. In the Hudson Valley, dining isn’t just a meal; it’s a journey through flavours, history, and passion.


Albany, the capital city of New York State, is a vibrant and historic metropolis nestled along the banks of the Hudson River. At the heart of Albany lies its historic downtown area, characterised by stunning architecture dating back to the colonial era. The city’s skyline is punctuated by landmarks such as the New York State Capitol Building, a magnificent example of 19th-century Romanesque architecture, and the Empire State Plaza, a modernised complex housing museums, and cultural institutions.

The Albany Institute of History & Art showcases the region’s rich heritage through its extensive collection of artworks and historical artefacts, while the Palace Theatre hosts a diverse array of live performances, from Broadway shows to concerts and comedy acts. The city’s culinary scene reflects its diverse population and vibrant food culture. Visitors can explore a variety of dining options, from upscale restaurants serving gourmet cuisine to casual eateries offering international flavours and local specialities. The nearby Hudson Valley and Finger Lakes regions provide a bounty of fresh produce, meats, and artisanal products, inspiring Albany’s chefs to create innovative dishes that celebrate the region’s agricultural heritage.

With numerous parks, trails, and outdoor recreational areas, Albany offers many opportunities for hiking, biking, boating, and more. Washington Park, a historic urban oasis, features scenic gardens, tree-lined pathways, and outdoor concerts and events throughout the year.


Just 100 miles north of New York City, this pretty historic town nestled in the Northern New York Hudson Valley reveals majestic views of the Catskill Mountains, the Hudson River and is a mecca for art and culture. Stroll around the village and visit the quaint shops and delightful restaurants ranging from upscale French to casual diners.

You can always find something to do in the Rhinebeck area! Numerous recreational opportunities and year-round events abound. The Hudson River offers opportunities for sailing, cruising, and kayaking and the open space found in Northern Dutchess County provides some of the best hiking areas and cross-country skiing. The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is famous worldwide for its daredevil sky show and vintage World War I planes and museum. One can even take a ride in a biplane!


Poughkeepsie is a vibrant city steeped in history, culture and natural beauty. Situated along the majestic Hudson River, Poughkeepsie boasts an array of beautifully preserved 19th-century buildings, including the iconic Bardavon 1869 Opera House and the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Centre. This architectural gem hosts a variety of cultural events, from concerts to theatrical performances.

Outdoor adventurers will find plenty to explore throughout Poughkeepsie with a range of scenic parks, trails and a riverfront promenade offering opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation. Poughkeepsie’s vibrant culinary scene reflects the city’s diverse community and agricultural heritage. Visitors can indulge in farm-to-table cuisine at local restaurants, sample craft beverages at breweries and wineries, and explore farmers’ markets offering fresh produce and artisanal goods.


The picturesque village of Tarrytown is located on the eastern bank of the Hudson River about 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan. Tarrytown is home to historic sites, such as Lyndhurst and Washington Irving’s home “Sunnyside”, as well as beautiful parks throughout the village and lining the Hudson River. It has a character and charm from a bygone era, yet is surprisingly “New York” with high-end restaurants, art galleries and boutiques.

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