Why You Should Make an Escape From NYC to the Hudson Valley

view of grounds of st huberts lodge with text "hudson valley travel guide" on topThere are so many undeniable benefits to living in the city that never sleeps. Sometimes, though, you need to take a break from America’s biggest city and escape to the countryside for a slower pace, where tranquility comes a bit easier. Here’s what you need to know about traveling from NYC to the Hudson Valley!

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Getting From NYC to the Hudson Valley

There are all kinds of options available to you when traveling from NYC to the Hudson Valley. If you’re in a hurry, you can take a flight. If you’d like to see the scenery rolling by on either side of you rather than below, you can make the trek via train, bus, or car.

Depending on where you are leaving from in the city and where you want to go to in the Hudson Valley, the length of your trip will vary, but on average the distance is around two hours—hardly anything if you’re used to dealing with city traffic!

As you leave the high-rises and noisy city streets behind you, they’ll soon be replaced by lovely rolling green vistas of forested mountains and pastoral countryside. Roll down the windows, take in the fresh air and let the breezes keep your worries at bay. You’ve got your vacation before you and your choice of many different things to do!

Things to Do in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley is a best-kept secret of a hidden gem, glittering with all kinds of fun activities and entertainment. And the best part is that you won’t usually have to contend with the crush of tourists you might expect at a typical destination filled with great attractions.

So, where to begin? It all depends on what you’re looking to do.

Ease into your vacation with some low-key entertainment with a trip to Live at the Falcon. This hip venue is part restaurant, part classy bar, and part music venue. It’s the perfect blend for a relaxing evening out on the town, and it’s a great way to support art.

Unwind with a drink or two at one of the excellent wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the Hudson Valley. Follow it up or pair it with a visit to one of any of the fabulous restaurants in the area, which maintain their quality through a combination of talented and creative chefs and dedication to locally-sourced ingredients. If you’re a bonafide foodie, we recommend you visit during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week!

You could easily spend your whole vacation exploring the history of the Hudson Valley. There are several fantastic museums and historic sites throughout the valley, including places like the FDR Presidential Library as well as grand estates like Kykuit.

And of course, if you’re looking to get some exercise during your vacation, there’s no end to the outdoor recreation and natural beauty. There are so many great state parks, preserves, and hikes to explore. There are also so many great vantage points that look out over breathtaking vistas.

Stay in Elegant Surroundings

view of rose bedroomSaint Hubert’s Lodge is nestled on 165 private acres in the midst of the Hudson Valley. Our lodgings are secluded while still being close to town and all the local attractions. You’ll find romance and luxury in the elegant suites, from the sumptuous linens to the spacious private bathrooms to the warm wood accents.

The vacation you deserve is just a click away.

Be sure to take a look at all of our beautiful accommodations as well as what our property has to offer, then book your escape in the lovely Hudson Valley!

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