The massive Hudson Valley region, stretching from northern Westchester County and spanning both sides of the majestic Hudson River, is a wonderful, complex destination for outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of art, Americana, history and food, as well as spiritualists and wellness seekers.
Perfect forAdventurers | Art Lovers | Foodies | Families | Romantics
When to goJune-August | September-November
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
Essential Hudson Valley
Experience the best of the Hudson Valley with a customized itinerary that includes special access, touring and exclusive reservations. Here’s just one example of what our travel specialists can arrange for you.
Day 1: Embracing Nature
Spend your first day in the Hudson Valley soaking in the magnificent natural landscape. Hike the trails (ranging from easy walks to challenging climbs) that weave through the forests along the river or head out on the water in kayaks or canoes. Afterwards head back to your hotel for a cocktail with a scenic view and a delicious dinner of local produce and game.
Day 2: Appreciating the Art
The Hudson Valley has long been known for its dynamic arts scene and is home to two world-class art museums. Visit Storm King Art Center, a plein air sculpture park with large scale installations from famed masters such as Alexander Calder and Isamu Noguchi. In the afternoon drive to DIA:Beacon, a sprawling museum that holds the important works of Andy Warhol and Richard Serra. You can also tour Olana, the spectacular estate of Hudson River School artist Frederic Church.
Day 3: Town and Shopping
Spend the day touring some of the charming towns that line the picturesque Hudson Valley. Particularly of note are Cold Spring, Rhinebeck and Hudson with their quaint shops and excellent cafés. In the late afternoon, stop at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to pick up gourmet delicacies or stay for dinner at the highly acclaimed restaurant.
Where To Stay
We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.
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Opulent but incredibly tasteful, Glenmere Mansion is a favorite romantic retreat on the western side of the Hudson thanks to its beautifully decorated rooms, spacious spa and acclaimed restaurant.
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At a Glance The bucolic Troutbeck is a family-friendly home base for exploring the Hudson Valley.