Area Attractions

Explore educational destinations like Vassar College and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Tour the area’s historic mansions, or take in scenic views from the Walkway Over the Hudson. A stay at our hotel keeps you close to must-see sites.

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Local Attractions

Vassar College

Book a guided tour through this prestigious liberal arts college, or take a solo stroll through the 1,000-acre campus, which boasts babbling streams and hundreds of species of trees. Catch a student play at the Powerhouse Theater.

Walkway Over the Hudson

At 1.28 miles, this bridge is the longest pedestrian walkway in the world. Walk or bike the bridge, which is also accessible to those with disabilities, and enjoy sweeping views of the sparkling Hudson River, nearby towns, and area state parks.

Bardavon Opera House

Home of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, this 944-seat theater is the oldest continuously operating theater in New York state. Catch classic movies, comedians, ballet performances, and more.

Culture + Museums

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Located on the Vassar campus, this art history museum holds more than 21,000 pieces. Its collections include antiquities; Asian artwork; photography from such luminaries as Cindy Sherman, Richard Avedon, and Diane Arbus; and more.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Take a self-guided tour through this collection of more than 34,000 items, including the Roosevelts’ furniture, clothing, and personal belongings. Check out interactive exhibits about American life during the ‘30s and ‘40s too.

Historic Homes and Mansions

Locust Grove Estate

Tour a 25-room, Italianate mansion that houses 15,000 pieces of furniture and artwork. Explore the flower and vegetable gardens that sprawl over the rolling hills, or traverse five miles of hiking trails.

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Take a self-guided tour through this modest cottage and park, the former home of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Also known as Val-Kill, this space used to house a workshop for farm families to learn handicrafts for added income.