If female travelers are looking for a new and exciting place to take a girl's weekend away, the Hudson River Valley region of New York could be perfect. The landscape north and south of Albany offers travelers some great opportunities to learn about some U.S. history and enjoy classic pastimes in entertainment and sightseeing.
In the lower area of the Hudson Valley, travelers can check out some of the beautifully restored mansions and manors. Frommer's reports that Philipsburg is one of the most impressive, boasting a large working farm and 17th century architectural design.
For a look at the heavens and stars, travelers can make plans to see the Hudson River Museum's planetarium. This facility has some of the latest high-tech equipment to gaze upon celestial bodies on a clear night.
Inside the valley is the charming town of Hudson that travelers should not miss while in the region. According to Travel and Leisure, it has some wonderful mini-museums, such as the Richard Sena and Carrie Haddad galleries, that house some local artworks to view or purchase. Dining options in Hudson are also a delight, ranging from classic American cuisine to some fusion creations by talented, resident chefs.
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