Hudson Valley River Towns

Travel down through the Hudson Valley's river towns, visiting must-see attractions, eating and staying on the waterfront, and enjoying the best views of the Hudson.

Hudson Valley River Towns Day 1

1. Attraction 1: Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours

Cruise the scenic and historic Hudson River aboard the Dutch Apple - the ideal way to see the sights. Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours offers you sunshine and breezes or the protection of fully enclosed and heated decks. 

141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202
(518) 463-0220 • www.dutchapplecruises.com

2. Attraction 2: New York State Capitol

Sitting majestically atop Albany's State Street hill, the New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880s. The building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur, built by hand of solid masonry over a period of 32 years.

State St. and Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12224
(518) 474-2418 • www.ogs.ny.gov/esp/ct/tours/Capitol


3. Dine: dp an American Brasserie

dp An American Brasserie is a signature restaurant by Dominick Purnomo serving lunch and dinner, happy hour & late night menus. It offers an imaginative menu of market driven comfort cuisine, highlighted with a long list of small plates perfect for sharing, outrageous burgers and classic French brasserie staples.

25 Chapel Street, Albany, NY 12210
(518) 436-3737 • www.dpbrasserie.com


4. Stay: Stewart House at the Athens Hotel

Nine rooms. Each room is as unique as the hotel's history, featuring spectacular views of the Hudson River, luxurious queen-size beds, and state-of-the-art bath amenities. Call for rates.

2 N Water Street, Athens, NY 12015
(518) 444-8317 • www.stewarthouse.com

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5. Attraction 1: the Town of Hudson

The first chartered city in the United States, originally settled by the Dutch in the mid 17th Century, this urban gem holds hundreds of historic buildings, antique shops and a happening arts and music scene. On your way there, cross the river and stop or pass by Athens Lighthouse. (Tours are available on second Saturdays, July through October.)

Downtown Hudson NY
gotohudson.net

6. Attraction 2: Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Visit the residence and studio of 19th century artist and founder of the Hudson River School. The site contains galleries of oil paintings, as well as rooms with Cole artifacts and period furnishings. Guided tour, film and gift shop on premise.

218 Spring St., Catskill, NY 12414
(518) 943-7465 • thomascole.org

7. Dine: Frank Guido’s Port of Call

Lunch and dinner. Waterfront dining on the Catskill Creek with gorgeous views of the Hudson River. Live music on Fridays on the Upper Deck.

7 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414
(518) 943-5088 • www.frankguidosportofcall.com

8. Stay: Hampton Inn Kingston

Ranked #1 in Kingston hotels, the Hampton Inn is located near a wealth of cultural, historical and entertainment attractions, and equipped with a range of home-like amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

1307 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY 12401-1514
(845) 382-2600 • hamptoninn3.hilton.com

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9. Attraction 1: The Kingston Historic Waterfront

Kingston, New York’s historic waterfront district is a vibrant and constantly evolving neighborhood. Antique dealers, chefs, and artists have moved into “The Rondout” alongside existing waterfront restaurants, museums and commercial retail establishments, creating a destination known for art, antiques, food, and culture.

thekingstonwaterfront.com


10. Attraction 2: Maritime Museum

The Museum, encompassing 20,000+ artifacts, provides the portal to history along the Hudson, focusing primarily on the 19th & early 20th centuries. Preservation, education, river access & a family-friendly destination through events, lectures and visiting replica vessels. A member-supported organization with docking and Museum Gift Shop.

50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-0071 • www.hrmm.org

11. Dine: Terrapin Restaurant, Bistro & Bar

From far-flung origins, the world’s most diverse flavors meet and mingle here, in this room, at your table. From elements both historic and eclectic comes something surprising, fresh, and dynamic: dishes to delight both the body and soul.

6426 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-3330 • www.terrapinrestaurant.com

12. Stay: Old Stone Farm Inn

Old Stone Farm is not your typical Hudson Valley Resort, offering a full retreat for mind, body and spirit. Located on a 236 acre horse farm that has been lovingly restored, Old Stone Farm uses technology like solar power and geothermal heat and air conditioning to be strong stewards of the land.

2434 NY-9G, Staatsburg, NY 12580
(845) 876-3977 • www.oldstonefarm.org

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13. Attraction 1: Vanderbilt Mansion Historic Site

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, located in Hyde Park, New York, is one of America's premier examples of the country palaces built by wealthy industrialists during the Gilded Age.

119 Vanderbilt Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-7770 • www.nps.gov/vama

14. Attraction 2: Walkway Over the Hudson

At 212 feet above water and 1.28 miles long, the Walkway Over the Hudson is the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world, offering walkers, hikers, bicyclists and those with disabilities spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley. Once you’ve crossed the bridge, continue on hiking or biking the Dutchess Rail Trail, a 13-mile stretch that opens at the end of the Walkway.

Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 454-9649 • www.walkway.org

15. Dine: Ship Lantern Inn

Recently voted Best Ulster County and Most Romantic Ulster County Restaurant, the Ship Lantern Inn is a fine dining American restaurant in Milton serving Continental Cuisine in an intimate atmosphere. Located in a building that dates back to the Revolutionary War, The Ship Lantern Inn is ideal for romantic date nights, birthday celebrations or client meetings.

1725 Rte. 9W, Milton, NY 12547
(845) 795-5400 • www.shiplanterninn.com
 

16. Stay: Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa

Hudson River estate. Escape and indulge on 70 acres, just 70 miles from New York City. Spa services and whirlpools. There are 17 rooms. Private baths and fireplaces. Gourmet breakfast and tea.

220 North Road, Milton, NY 12547 
(845) 795-1310 • www.buttermilkfallsinn.com

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17. Attraction 1: Storm King

500 acre world-renowned outdoor sculpture park and museum known for its harmonious, yet dramatic interaction between sculpture and the surrounding landscape.

1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
(845) 534-3115 • www.stormking.org

18. Attraction 2: Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site

Hasbrouck House, where Gen. George Washington spent more time than anywhere else during the Revolutionary War. Interactive “Unpacked and Rediscovered” museum exhibit. Nation’s first public historic site. Open year-round.

84 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 
(845) 562-1195

19. Dine: Cena 2000

Choose a table outside in the shade of the awning, or under the umbrella at the oyster bar, and enjoy a view of the Hudson River and the Highlands until your food arrives. Or dine inside and let burnt umber tones, fleur-de-lis wallpaper, and contemporary art, transport you to modern Italy.

50 Front St, Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 561-7676 • http://cena2000.com

20. Stay: Thayer Hotel

151 rooms with 23 recently renovated executive suites. 10 elegant venues for meetings, weddings and special events. MacArthur’s Riverview Restaurant and outdoor Zulu Time Rooftop Lounge.

674 Thayer Road, West Point, NY 10996 
(845) 446-4731 • www.thethayerhotel.com

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21. Attraction 1: West Point USMA

Visitors Center and Museum open 7 days a week. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Visitors Center 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Museum 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Guided tours daily by West Point Tours.

2107 New South Post Road, West Point, NY 10996 
(845) 938-2638 • www.westpointtours.com

22. Attraction 2: Boscobel House & Gardens

Built between 1804 and 1808, Boscobel is considered to be one of the finest examples of Federal-style architecture in New York.

1601 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524
(845) 265-3638 • www.boscobel.org

23. Dine: Hudson Water Club

The Hudson Water Club sits within a beautiful waterside setting, against sweeping views of the Hudson River, serving Contemporary American cuisine with a strong emphasis on seafood, designed by its CIA-trained Executive Chef Michael Dobias.

606 Beach Road, West Haverstraw, New York 10993
(845) 271-4046 • www.hudsonwaterclub.com

24. Stay: Bricktown Inn Bed & Breakfast

Step back in time to Victorian elegance with all modern amenities.  Stay in this amazing original Haverstraw brick home and enjoy our hospitality.

112 Hudson Avenue, Haverstraw, New York, 10927
(845) 429-8447 • www.bricktowninnbnb.com

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25. Attraction 1: Stony Point Lighthouse

Visit the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River.

Fort Stony Point, 46 Battlefield Rd, Stony Point, NY 10980
(845) 786-2521 • nysparks.com/historic-sites

26. Attraction 2: Edward Hopper House Art Center

Visit Nyack, the birthplace and childhood home of eminent realist painter Edward Hopper. In addition to exhibits on his work and life, the Edward Hopper House features the work of emerging and established artists.

82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 358-0774 • www.edwardhopperhouse.org

27. Dine: Pier 701 Restaurant & Bar

Situated on the West Bank of the Hudson River with panoramic views of the Hudson River and Tappan Zee Bridge, Pier 701 Restaurant & Bar offers Mediterranean-American signature dishes and cocktails.

701 Piermont Ave. Piermont, NY
(845) 848-2550 • www.pier701ny.com