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Visiting the Hudson Valley Region

When it comes to vacation rentals, the Hudson Valley has an exciting array of locales offered by owner to rent online. Rich with heritage and natural wonder, there is something to please every member of the family. Traverse the great outdoors by land or river, marvel at stunning mountain views, indulge in farm-fresh food and esteemed cuisine, embark on exquisite wine trails, shop through quaint villages, and revel in the booming culture of the capital. Nestled in Eastern New York, Hudson Valley rentals provide the best of both rural and city life.

Areas within the Hudson Valley

The region is split into upper, middle and lower parts; all are ideal for Hudson Valley vacation rentals. The upper region features Albany, capital of NY and is a mecca for art and festivities. Hudson Valley house rentals are beautiful in the capital district. Mid-Hudson Valley has a rural appeal with farms and outdoor adventures. It is also home to the military base West Point. There is more hustle and bustle in the lower region as it approaches NYC. With just around three hours by car spanning the region, all Hudson Valley rentals are in an ideal location.

Sightseeing & Things to Do in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley is brimming with splendid sights and things to do. History buffs would love to tour Kykuit, the hilltop utopia of the Rockefellers. Another must-visit is the New York State Museum, the oldest and largest state museum in the country. It exhibits a thriving record of New York’s natural and cultural roots.
Hudson Valley cabin rentals are ideal for the outdoorsy type. Hikers and skiers relish the breathtaking Catskill Mountains. Within these mountains is Kaaterskill Falls, the largest two-tier waterfall in New York. Cherished for its raw beauty and striking height, visitors are in for an unforgettable experience as they hike to a vast swimming hole beneath the majestic falls. Boat cruises, kayaking, fishing and white water rafting reel in aquatic fans.
Classic art lovers can admire the sights that inspired the great Hudson River School artists. Modern enthusiasts can explore the contemporary sculpture of the open-air museum Storm King Arts Center. For live performance, the Palace Theatre of Albany holds a captive audience with world-class musical and acting talent.
Children will be happy too; the Hudson Valley features attractions such as the Playland Amusement Park and the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum.

Regional Food and Dining in the Hudson Valley

As the first wine producing region of the US, the Hudson Valley's bounty of vineyards is sure to entertain the palette. Foodies will rejoice; it is home to the Culinary Institute of America and world-renowned chefs. Rolling lands and hardworking farmers make fresh, gourmet fare a certainty throughout the region. Apple-picking in the fall invites families to revel in a cherished New York tradition.

Hudson Valley Weather/Climate

The Hudson Valley Region experiences a cold, snowy winter season. During the winter months, skiing and snowboarding are popular activities. Hudson Valley summer rentals are delightful for anyone that enjoys the outdoors. The region is perfect for hiking, swimming, boat cruises and so much more. The Hudson Valley is famous for its natural beauty all year round.

When to Visit the Hudson Valley

Anytime is an ideal time to visit the Hudson Valley. The region is home to hundreds of fairs, festivals and cultural celebrations year round. For a much celebrated splash of spring, Albany's annual Tulip Festival is sure to please. The festival’s main attractions feature over 100,000 blossoms, the Tulip Queen Coronation and the Royal Tulip Ball. Hudson Valley vacation rentals are an excellent choice for any family that loves nature, culture, history and good food.

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Whether you're seeking natural beauty, local gourmet food, or incredible culture, you'll find it in Hudson Valley. Take your pick from Hudson Valley vacation homes in Hunter, Kingston, or Poughkeepsie, and explore this fascinating region on your terms.

Things to Do

Start your visit by immersing yourself in some of Hudson Valley's most stunning natural beauty. On the southern end of the region, visit Tallman Mountain State Park, which stretches across 700 square miles near Palisades. Here, you can explore the area's lush forests via hiking, mountain biking, and even cross-country skiing.

To see some of the Hudson Valley's best art, travel north to Storm King, which has large-scale sculpture installed in an outdoor garden, along with rotating exhibitions by some of the biggest names in contemporary art. If that piques your interest, head north to Beacon to see site-specific sculptures and art installations against a beautiful backdrop at Dia:Beacon.

Learn more about the Hudson Valley's illustrious history with a visit to Hyde Park. Here you can tour the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, visit the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, and get to know this presidential couple better. Elsewhere in Hyde Park, visit the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, a country home from the gilded age, complete with luxe furnishings and decor at every turn.

Transit

To get to the Hudson Valley from afar, fly into the Westchester County Airport on the region's south side or the Albany International Airport on the region's north side. From there, you'll want to rent a car in order to travel from Hudson Valley vacation homes to the unique towns and countryside attractions that dot this area.

Climate

Like the rest of New York, the Hudson Valley region has a humid continental climate, which means the area enjoys four distinct seasons with notable humidity. Winter temperatures are typically in the 30s, while summer temperatures climb into the 80s in the southern reaches of the Hudson Valley.

Events

During the summer and fall seasons, the Hudson Valley is packed with festivals and events celebrating everything from food and wine to music and theater. Rock out with Mountain Jam's top rock and alternative musicians, or dance the weekend away with your favorite country singers at Taste of Country Music Festival. The festivals take place on subsequent weekends at the Hunter Mountain ski resort's amphitheater.

For eight weeks during the summer, make the trip to Annandale-on-Hudson for Bard SummerScape. With dance, opera, theater, and film, this lengthy summer festival fully celebrates the performing arts and routinely receives rave reviews.

To sample some of the best food and drinks in the area, don't miss the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest in September. Taste local grapes from more than two dozen Hudson Valley wineries, check out the food truck corral, and take a gourmet treat home as a souvenir.

From culture to cuisine to nature, Hudson Valley has it all. Book Hudson Valley vacation homes in your destination of choice, and use yours as a home base for exploring this attraction-packed region.
 
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