The Hudson Valley is the best place in New York for a short weekend trip, especially on Thanksgiving holiday. Besides the view of the Catskill Mountains, there are also many interesting historic architectures and outdoor adventures that will keep any family member busy. Hudson Valley is also just a stone’s throw away from Manhattan, so any vacationer will love the dramatic shift of the hustle and bustle of the city to a relaxing natural ambience in the Hudson Valley.
Charming villages in the Valley offer endless options for the adventurous traveler. Plus, there are plenty of accommodations to choose from, such as the luxurious Mount Merino Manor, whichever part of the Valley you go to. So plan your Hudson Valley weekend getaway for you and your family and start creating unforgettable memories together!
Voted as America’s Favorite Family Resort, Rocking Horse Ranch gives the entire family a great entertainment value that a weekend is just not enough. Activities for the whole family await you at the ranch. Even though summer is already over, bring your bathing suits and head on to the Big Splash Indoor Water Park, where it’s 85 degrees all year round! Ride the 250-foot long Gold Rush Flume and take on the Dynamite Alley Water Walk Challenge. Even small toddlers will take delight in the Interactive Fountains and Dumping Buckets.
View the Hudson River on the world’s longest pedestrian walkway, Walkway Over The Hudson, which is a mile long stretch across the historic river. A former railroad bridge, the walkway has been transformed into a pedestrian park in 2009. Tourists can now enjoy the breathtaking scenic view of the river and the mountain 212-feet above the water.
Apple-Picking at the Orchard
Apple orchards give you the ultimate experience of working hard for that delectable apple fruit. The finest apple orchards in the Valley are the Wilklow Orchards and Hurd’s Family Farm, where you can enjoy homemade apple jams, apple pies, apple cider, and more apple variations! Kids also get to play with hay and the farm animals, plus eat as many snack foods as they want!