NY Hudson Valley & Catskills Tour | Best Western Hotels

  

Click or press the down arrow to select a date
ROOM 1
1  Adults
0  Children

Hudson Valley & Catskills Tour

At 315 miles in length, the Hudson River is an iconic New York waterway. Enjoy your drive as you pass through cities like Albany, Troy, and Poughkeepsie. You’ll find a variety of historic, and family friendly attractions, each with their own New York charm and flair.

Troy

You’ll find Troy just along the Hudson River in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Incorporated in 1816, Troy is home to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Russell Sage College.

Must See
You’ll want to start your tour in the north, making your way south through stunning scenery and charming cities of the Catskills. In the city of Troy, be sure to visit the Hart-Cluett Mansion. Built in 1827, the Hart-Cluett Mansion offers tours, and is home to the Rensselaer County Historical Society.

Local Guide
Many guests who visit Troy enjoy visits to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, host to a number of different performances throughout the year. Sports fans make their way to Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, home of the Tri-City ValleyCats – don’t miss out on minor league baseball.

Outdoor
If you’re visiting Troy during the spring or summer be sure to play 18 holes at the Fear Park Municipal Golf Course, or enjoy a relaxing day out with the family at Prospect Park.

Albany

As the capital of New York state, Albany is an eclectic and rich city – find your way around and enjoy a variety of excellent attractions and sites. Make Albany your next stop and warmth and charm of New York’s capital city.

Must See
Of the many top destinations in Albany, be sure to visit these during your stay. The Albany Institute of History and Art opened in 1909, and features a slew of exhibits, lectures, and tours. The Times Union Center is ideal for sports fans – it’s home to the Albany Devils of the AHL, and the Siena Saints, the Siena College men’s basketball team.

Local Guide
It’ll be difficult to visit Albany and not spend time at the New York State Capitol. Built in the late 1800s, the New York State Capitol building offers tours – you and the family will see the Assembly Chamber, where the New York legislature meets.

Outdoor
An ideal way to spend a spring or summer afternoon, Washington Park is a premier outdoor destination in Albany. At 136 acres, Washington Park features plenty of real estate for families to run, play, and picnic. Be sure to check out the bust of Dr. James H. Armsby.

Poughkeepsie

As you continue your tour heading south into Poughkeepsie, stop off in West Coxsackie – check out the Bronck Museum on your quick visit. “Hudson Valley’s Oldest Home,” the Bronck Museum is actually 11 different structures, and home of the Green County Historical Society.

Must See
Once you find your way into Poughkeepsie, don’t miss the Bardavon 1869 Opera House. A popular performance center, the Bardavon 1869 Opera House was built in 1869, and still hosts a wide range of live performances throughout the year.

Local Guide
Perfect for those traveling with kids, the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is top local destination. A non-profit organization, the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum features interactive exhibits, and can even host birthday parties.

Outdoor
Opened in 2009, the Walkway Over the Hudson is a 1.28-mile long bridge spanning the Hudson River. It is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world. Enjoy the scenery with a walk across the bridge.

Nyack

Incorporated in 1933, Nyack is a charming village within Orangetown, almost directly north of Yonkers. As your Hudson Bay and Catskills tour winds down to it’s conclusion, enjoy some of the top sites in Nyack.

Must See
As the birthplace of American artist Edward Hopper, the Edward Hopper House Art Center is a museum and top attraction in the Nyack area. Built in 1858, the Edward Hopper House Art Center features rotating and exhibits, performances, and guided tours.

Local Guide
No matter the time of your visit, be sure to explore the Elmwood Playhouse. A quaint venue, the Elmwood Playhouse hosts a variety of live plays throughout the year. The 99-seat performance space will keep you close to the action on stage.

Outdoor
A summer time favorite for locals, the Hook Mountain State Park is only minutes north of downtown Nyack. Found on the western banks of the Hudson River, Hook Mountain State Park is popular among hikers, and bird watching fans. Dogs on a leash are permitted at Hook Mountain, and you’ll want to walk the length of the Long Path.