New York offers vacationers more than just the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s biggest cities. The state is also full of beautiful scenery, such as the pretty Catskill Mountains and the hospitable and comfortable Hudson Valley area. If you enjoy all of the excitement of New York City, like the Broadway shows and fantastic shopping, but also want to enjoy the more rural aspects of the state, romantic destinations in New York can give you the best of both worlds.
New York State is easy to get to, but far enough away from a city environment that you will feel like you are in a different state entirely. One area within this region that’s perfect as a starting point for exploring the Hudson Valley is Columbia County, an area just two and a half hours away from New York City. Columbia County has many attractions for lovers who want to spend some quality time together from farmer’s markets in the spring through fall, to historical sites like Olana, the home of painter Frederick Church.
Bed and breakfast establishments that are great for your romantic destinations in New York are also located in this area. One of these is the Inn at Green River, located in Hillsdale, New York. This seven room inn offers romance in abundance, with such amenities as fireplaces, hot tubs, two person showers and more available in the different rooms. Voted one of the 24 best inns/bed and breakfasts in the United States by travelsmart, the Inn at Green River also offers delicious breakfasts that are served in a candlelit dining room. For extra spice in your romantic destinations in New York, the Inn also offers a Romance-in-the-Air package – which includes a stay in their most romantic room, along with a certificate for dinner and additional add ons available.
Also located in the same vicinity is the Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast, located in Greenport, New York. This Columbia County bed and breakfast is situated in the historic whaling district of Hudson, New York, which has recently been revitalized and is now home to many quaint shops and antique stores. Housed in a renovated 1822 home, this b and b offers gourmet breakfasts and European hospitality. Romance packages include champagne and wine in your room, as well as other amenities.
Staying in the Hudson Valley region is a perfect way to enjoy romantic destinations in New York. Close enough to New York City that you can drive into the area, this is a perfect spot to get away from it all. Here, you can enjoy all that upstate NY has to offer ? from natural wonders to historic buildings and sites, great for family vacations.
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