Introducing the Hudson Valley
It’s no surprise that the Hudson Valley is ranked one of the best places to travel to in 2019 by Airbnb. Just north of New York City, the Hudson Valley is super accessible for New Yorkers who live downstate. Within one hour, you’ll be transported to an area filled with estates, museums, wineries, and farms. You’ll be treated to mountain views, great hiking, and cute towns with boutique stores and coffee shops (Hudson, Beacon, and Cold Spring-I’m looking right at you). History, nature, art and food- the Hudson Valley seriously has it all.
The Hudson Valley lies north of the Bronx, and it includes the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, and parts of Ulster. It was named a National Heritage Area!
Its close proximity to New York City makes it an appealing getaway for day trips and weekend getaways. Case in point: If you love nature, Bear Mountain is roughly a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from Manhattan, and the village of Sleepy Hollow is around 30 miles from Manhattan.
The Metro-North Railroad also has you covered: The train has stops along the Hudson Valley and pulls into Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal. It’s quick and efficient: If you take a train from Grand Central, then you’ll be in Tarrytown within 40 minutes. Metro-North also offers packages if you’re traveling by train to certain Hudson Valley attractions: Your package include round-trip train tickets and attraction admission fees.