Best Fall Getaways Near NYC

Best Fall Getaways Near NYC

Fall in Central Park is beautiful, but us hard-working New Yorkers need to escape the city sometimes! Below you’ll find where to go, and once you get there, the best activities and sites, hotels, and restaurants. Here are the best fall getaways near NYC!

Best Fall Getaways Near NYC

The Hudson Valley, NY

Stretching along the Hudson River from Westchester to Albany, the Hudson Valley is known for its vineyards, orchards, farms and art scene. Without dispute, one of the best fall getaways near NYC.

Best Fall Getaways Near NYC

photo by Flickr user Jim Sugrue

Things to do in the Hudson Valley

Lyndhurst (Tarrytown)

A Gothic Revival mansion designed in 1838, offering ongoing tours and exhibits.

Kykuit (Tarrytown):

The former home to four generations of Rockafellars. This landmark estate offers tours of the mansion, gardens and amazing art collection.

Stonecrop Gardens (Cold Spring)

Approximately 12 acres of a diverse collection of gardens and plants. These include woodland and water gardens, a grass garden, raised alpine stone beds, cliff rock gardens, and an enclosed English-style flower garden.

Breakneck Ridge Loop (Cold Spring):

A hiking trail offering sweeping views of the Hudson River.

Olana State Historic Site (Hudson):

The home and studio of eminent Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church.

Hudson Cruises (Hudson):

Scenic tours by boat!

Dia:Beacon (Beacon)

World-recognized contemporary art museum located in a former box printing factory.

Best Fall Getaways Near NYC

by Flickr user Chris Dignes

Hudson Beach Glass (Beacon)

A glass art gallery and store.

Best Fall Getaways Near NYC

Hudson Valley Lodging

Thyme in the Country (Hudson)

An 1880s farmhouse on 5 pastoral acres which are especially stunning during autumn. Features include a salt-filtered swimming pool, wildlife-filled meadows, a pond, organic gardens, and full-organic breakfasts.

Tarrytown House Estate (Tarrytown)

Residing on 26-acres overlooking the Hudson River Valley, the Tarrytown House Estate features impressive 19th-century mansions, a carriage house and a cottage.

Buttermilk Falls (Milton)

This 75 acre estate offers a remarkable selection of lodgings, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic garden and orchard, and a world class spa.

Hudson Valley Dining

Hudson Hil’s Cafe and Market (Cold Spring)

The cafe offers full breakfast and lunch menus featuring fresh, local ingredients from Hudson Valley farms. Craft beer and wine are also available.

The market offers New York cheeses, fresh baked goods, local grass-fed beef and homemade jams.

Restaurant X (Congers)

This charming country restaurant boasts lush landscaping and a free-form pond. There are a variety of rooms, each with their own feel. Close to the entrance is the Bully Boy Bar and adjoining lounge, where dinner is served alongside a roaring fire.

Terrapin (Rhinebeck)

Terrapin has been a driving force behind the Hudson Valley farm to table movement since it opened in 1998. It was voted Best Restaurant in Dutchess County in 2010 and 2011, offering New American food, blending aspects of French, Southwestern and Asian cuisines.

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