New York City is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world. With broadway, stunning museums, a diverse food scene, and fascinating historical and cultural sites at every turn, New York is a must-experience destination.
However, how many people experience the beautiful, lush Hudson River Valley just north of the city? If you haven’t, it’s a must.
My alma mater is in the beautiful and quaint village of Nyack, just 18 miles north of the city where the river widens spreads out like a shimmering lake sided by rolling forested hills. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. Here’s a view of the region from my former dormitory:
Nyack is a quaint town which is lined with wonderful restaurants, antique shops, and two of the best authentic NY pizza joints anywhere!
Right across the river from Nyack is Tarrytown, home of Sleepy Hollow, the inspiration of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Other must visit sites in the Hudson Valley Region include FDR’s home, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and, of course, West Point.
So the next time you are in the city, head north for a day and experience the beautiful Hudson River Valley.