Founded 25 years ago, Hudson Valley Tourism, Inc. is the 10-county region designated by I LOVE NEW YORK to promote tourism for the area. Counties include Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester. The Hudson Valley extends 150 miles above the tip of Manhattan north to Albany. Designated as a National Heritage Area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer's market scene.
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About Hudson Valley Tourism:
Hudson Valley Tourism, Inc. is the ten-county cooperative officially designated by I LOVE NY to promote tourism for the Hudson Valley Region. The ten counties include Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester. This year, Hudson Valley Tourism celebrates 25 years promoting the region as a leisure and business destination.
The Hudson Valley extends 150 miles above the tip of Manhattan north to Albany. Designated as a National Heritage Area, the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene. In 2012, visitors spent $4.75 billion in the Hudson River Valley, creating over 81,000 direct jobs and generating $318 million in local taxes benefiting small towns as well as larger cities. Recently ranked number two in its top ten travel destinations, Lonely Planet describes the Hudson River Valley as “a real city break, with leafy drives, wineries and plenty of farm-to-table foodie options.” National Geographic Traveler also named the Hudson Valley one of the top 20 must-see destinations in the world. The Hudson Valley is the fastest growing part of New York State and offers one of America’s most vibrant business environments.
The Hudson Valley Has It All:
- Close proximity to New York City, ease of access.
- Historic sites—West Point, FDR Library and Home, Boscobel, Kykuit-Rockefeller Estate, Olana, among others.
- Vineyards and growing microbrewery scene. Burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene.
- Thousands of miles of hiking trails, championship golf courses, ski slopes, fishing streams, lakes and rivers and cruise boats.
- World class art institutions—Dia: Beacon, Neuberger Museum, Storm King Art Center, ArtsWestchester, and Albany Institute of History & Art.
- Lodging for every need and budget—conference centers, high-end hotels, national brands, B & Bs.
- Culinary Institute of America, world-class dining, famous chefs, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.
- Major events—Garlic Festival, Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, Peekskill Celebration, Clearwater Festival, Tulip Festival, New York Renaissance Faire, Caramoor International Music Festival.
- Shopping from small craft villages to the internationally known Woodbury Common Premium Outlets to Westchester’s Ridge Hill, and hundreds of antique shops.
If you are interested in partnering with Hudson Valley Tourism please contact us.