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West Point, NY, USA
Since 1802, this once strategic fort has been educating and training leaders of the U.S. Army. The best way to explore America's oldest military post are to take the one or two-hour guided combination walking and bus tours especially when school...
3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY 12508, USA
Housed in a former 1929 Nabisco box printing factory, the museum, which opened in 2003, is a must see for contemporary art buffs. Encompassing over 240,000 square feet, it showcases the Dia Art Foundation's collection of Minimalist, Conceptual,...
47 McCourt Rd, Dover Plains, NY 12522, USA
Taking advantage of the 20,000 sugar and red maple trees surrounding their 800-acre Madava Farms property, located 90 minutes north of Manhattan, husband and wife Robb and Lydia Turner create arguably some of the purest maple syrup, which has...
1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA
For food professionals and enthusiasts, this is hallowed ground. As alma mater to some of the world's best and brightest chefs and restauranteurs from Cat Cora to Anthony Bourdain, the CIA (not to be confused with spies and espionage) is the most...
1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA
My CIA educational experience continued in one of the culinary world's most famous classrooms. Named after France's greatest chef, Paul Bocuse, the restaurant utilizes modern cooking techniques on classic traditional French fare. The multi-course...
4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA
Delve in the world of President Franklin D. Roosevelt with a guided tour of his lifelong Dutch colonial-style home, situated on his 1520-acre Hyde Park Estate. Many details have been preserved including his wheelchair and the hand-pulled elevator...
4079 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA
The stable and coach house is often and least talked about during guided tours at Hyde Park. Hyde Park is home to the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The historic Hyde Park is just less than 2 hours away from New York...
106 Valkill Park Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538, USA
Approximately two miles from FDR's home of Springwood on the Hyde Park Estate, Val-Kill was the home of Eleanor Roosevelt from 1945 to 1962 and remains as she left it. A visit includes an introductory film and a guided tour of Val-Kill Cottage and...
1 Railroad Ave, Staatsburg, NY 12580, USA
The Beaux-Arts country estate of financier Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills, renovated in 1895, emulates the "Downton Abbey lifestyle" of opulence and privilege during America's Gilded Age. Explore and admire the Mills' 79-room mansion, replete...
6387 Mill St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, USA
America's oldest continually operating hotel since 1766, "the Beek" remains a symbol of Rhinebeck's Dutch and English heritage and still retains much of its colonial charm and structure. It also is a fixture in American history having welcomed...
6426 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, USA
Housed in a former 1825 Baptist church, this New American restaurant features a casual-style bistro and fine-dining area devoted to the Slow Food movement. Chef/owner Josh Kroner combines classic French techniques with the flavors of Italy, Asia,...
5720 NY-9G, Hudson, NY 12534, USA
Art and nature lovers will be at home in this living museum, once the fanciful estate of Frederic Edwin Church, a leading pioneer of the 19th-century Hudson River School of art. Its 250 acres features a grand Persian-style mansion filled with his...
1405 Co Rte 22, Ghent, NY 12075, USA
Surrounded by the Hudson Valley and views of the Catskill Mountains on 300 acres, one of the biggest draws to this internationally renowned arts institution is its 120-acre sculpture park. Known as The Fields, families, dog walkers, art...
225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
The JP Morgan Library's grand, old-world elegance immediately transports you to turn-of-the-century New York. And at that time, there was almost no one more powerful than financier JP Morgan. He launched U.S. Steel and even served as the...
476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
The main branch of the New York Public Library is one of the country’s grandest Beaux Arts buildings, a temple to learning on Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd streets. At the end of the 19th century, John Bigelow, who oversaw the Tilden...
56 Beaver St, New York, NY 10004, USA
Delmonico's, which sits on a distinctive triangle-shaped corner near Wall Street, opened in 1837 as the first fine dining restaurant in the U.S. It was the first establishment to have a printed menu, separate tables, and tablecloths, and it was...
2, 54 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004, USA
Want to eat where a historic event of the American Revolution took place? Try Fraunces Tavern in downtown New York City. After defeating the British, it was here that George Washington gathered his officers for a farewell speech before heading...
1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA
Think you are overwhelmed by the beautiful churches in Europe? Check out the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City. In fact, by area this is the 4th largest church in the world! Not only the building itself is stunning, make...
59 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
I suppose the Algonquin is an obvious pilgrimage for anyone with a fascination for the 1920s, but it certainly didn't disappoint. The ambience conjured everything I imagined of a legendary literary bolthole and more importantly my White Russian...
405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174, USA
A quintessential example of art deco architecture, the Chrysler Building is by far my favorite skyscraper—and that was before I realized how gorgeous the interior is! The auto-inspired design mixes chrome lighting, heavy wood elevators and...
421 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065, USA
First constructed as a carriage house in 1799, then converted into a hotel in 1826, the Mount Vernon Hotel is not only one of the oldest buildings in Manhattan but also a fascinating slice of what life was like in NY C back when this part of the...
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