Poughkeepsie, New York is conveniently located between New York City and Albany making it a convenient stop-off (or stay) for many business professionals. Situated along the Hudson River, this industrious city was once home to the impressively wealthy and highly-influential Vanderbilt family.
Now a protected historic site, the expansive Vanderbilt mansion has become an immensely popular tourist attraction for those curious about how yesterday s rich and famous really lived.
Stewart International Airport (SWF) offers short-term parking for $3.00USD per hour to a maximum of $30.00USD/24hr or long-term parking for $10.00USD ($60.00USD max). There are 5 vehicle rental agencies on site, and Metro services are available between Poughkeepsie, New York City and Albany.
Travellers on the go will want to spend at least one day "close to home" and visit the Locust Grove Estate historic site, Art Centro and the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie before taking in show at the beautifully restored 1869 Bardavon Opera House. However, it s always worth remembering that you can always go shopping in New York City if they need to.
Before leaving travelers should be sure to enjoy a cool one at the Mill House Brewery - but only after having brunch at the heralded Queen City Bistro!
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