During the Revolution, Kingston was the capital of New York State and the first meeting place of the New York State Senate, in 1777.

Experience the Hudson Valley" Tourism Guide, Showcasing Hudson Valley Restaurants, Events, Arts, Accommodations and More.

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The Hudson Valley is known around the world for its art, history and incredible beauty.

The Hudson River was discovered by Henry Hudson in 1609 when he stumbled upon the river looking for a shortcut to the east. Since it’s discovery, the Hudson River and the Hudson River Valley has played a pivotal role in the growth and freedom of our country.

NYS strives to keep this history alive and available for you to enjoy with historical sites likes, West Point Military Academy and Museum, George Washington’s Headquarters, FDR Home and Library, Lake Minnewaska, Woodstock and so much more. Don’t forget to visit the oldest continuously operated inn in American, The Beekman Arms, located in the quaint town of Rhinebeck.

The Hudson Valley continues to create history with historical sites like the Walkway over the Hudson. A railroad bridge build in 1889 turned into a pedestrian walkway spanning the Hudson River in 2009. The Walkway is 212 Feet tall and 1.28 miles long; the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world with incredible views up and down the Hudson River.

Whether you enjoy breathtaking views, hiking, kayaking, historic tours or fabulous restaurants, you can make your visit to the Hudson Valley as busy or relaxing as you choose.

We offer one of the most extensive continually updated calendar of events for things-to-do in the Hudson Valley. Visit our calendar and starting planning your things-to-do in the Hudson Valley.

Find out where to go, what to do, where to stay and where to dine!

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ExperienceTheHudsonValley.com is a comprehensive site of things to do throughout the Hudson Valley.  It includes lists of Hudson Valley  Restaurants, Hudson Valley Hotels, Hudson Valley Bed and Breakfasts and Shopping in The Hudson Valley.  We also have a complete calendar of Hudson Valley Events, Family Events and Things to Do.  Some of the top Restaurants in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County and Hudson Valley Restaurants are featured on our site.   Enjoy browsing through our site for the finest Hudson Valley Restaurants, Things to Do in The Hudson Valley and Hudson Valley Accomodations.  Thank you for visiting our site.