Located in the scenic heart of Westchester County in New York, the Hudson Valley offers a beautiful vacation destination during all four seasons of the year. During the fall, the forests along the Hudson River erupt in a fireworks display of yellows and reds, and during the summer, the hiking trails and waterfalls offer perfect places to spot rare birds and wildlife.
Families and individuals who are planning Hudson Valley getaways should consider a stay in a private vacation rental. Vacation rentals are often less expensive than hotels and offer the privacy and space you need to plan the day's adventures at your own pace. During the day, head downtown to the shopping areas or explore Hudson Valley museums and art galleries. In the afternoon, hike the mountain trails, take a boat tour along the river, play a round of golf, or relax in a Hudson valley spa. In the evening, enjoy world-class dining at a local restaurant or head home to host dinner in your vacation rental for your friends and family.
Here are a few additional suggestions for your visit:
-Visit the Muscoot Farm Park: This historic farmstead was once the property of a country gentleman and now maintains historic farm animal breeds typical of the previous century.
-Explore the Tarrytown Lighthouse: This Hudson Valley museum was once the southernmost lighthouse along the Hudson River and was used as a navigational aid by ships heading toward the Atlantic Coast.
-Visit the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden: This beautiful garden, arboretum and museum contain dozens of species of exotic and native plants as well as artwork reflecting eastern and western cultural traditions.
-Visit a historic home or castle: The Hudson Valley offers several restored and furnished architectural masterpieces, including the Robert Jenkins Home and the Montgomery Place Historic Estate.
-Visit the Old Dutch Church and Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow: This church is a National Historic Landmark and the cemetery is the resting place of many famous Americans including Washington Irving.
Every year, visitors come here from all over for family reunions, wilderness escapes, and Hudson Valley romantic getaways. If you're planning to be among them, you'll have no trouble finding a vacation rental within easy reach of your favorite sights and activities. While you're here, consider extending your trip to explore the wilderness areas of the Adirondacks or the vineyards of the Finger Lakes.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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