ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (July 14, 2023) – Experience summer fun, adventure and history in Orange County, N.Y.! Just an hour from New York City, the county offers a plethora of exciting activities for sun-lovers, adventure-seekers and history buffs alike! Check out some of the top attractions, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the multi-themed LEGOLAND® New York Resort and one of the best Renaissance fairs in the country.
With so much to enjoy, and a variety of welcoming accommodations, visitors will find unbeatable summer fun for any budget!
“Orange County, N.Y., has it all for summer fun – more than you could enjoy in a single day!” said Amanda Dana, Director of Orange County Tourism & Film. “Visit Elizabethan England, play in a land made of childhood toys, or indulge in retail therapy among the high-end brands you love. Whatever you enjoy, you’ll want to make a weekend out of it by staying in one of our charming B&Bs or many other comfortable and attractive accommodations.”
Here are just some of the major summer attractions in Orange County, N.Y.:
LEGOLAND® New York Resort, 1 LEGOLAND Way, Goshen, N.Y.:
Bring the family to ride, climb, splash through seven themed lands, with the LEGO® Factory Adventure Ride, LEGO® NINJAGO® the Ride and the Dragon Coaster. Stay in the themed hotel room with interactive LEGO features throughout and a resort-style pool with cabanas to rent.
U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 606 Thayer Rd, West Point, NY:
Visit the iconic military academy to explore the history of the site that began as a Revolutionary War fort strategically located overlooking the Hudson River. The West Point Museum includes two murals by a D-Day veteran depicting the Allied Invasion of Europe in 1944, an atomic bomb of the type dropped on Nagasaki and the cannon that fired the first American shot of World War I.
Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, N.Y.:
Explore large-scale sculpture and site-specific artworks on 500 acres of hills, meadows and forests. Established in 1960, Storm King supports artists and some of their most ambitious works. Visit this summer, through Nov. 13, to experience three temporary exhibitions from New York-based Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, Los Angeles-based artist Beatriz Cortez and RA Walden, a former artist-in-residence at Shandaken: Storm King.
New York Renaissance Faire, 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo, N.Y.:
Fantasy rules at the Renaissance Faire, considered by many to be one of the best in the country. Explore 16th-century English village on 65 acres, with 20 stages and more than 100 shops with artisans offering handmade wares. Thrill to acrobats, a living chess match and a jousting tournament. The wide array of food and drink includes mead and roasted turkey legs. It all comes to life every Saturday and Sunday, plus Labor Day, from Aug. 26 to Oct. 8.
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, 498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, N.Y.:
Peruse more than 80 stores, including Gucci, Saint Laurent, Burberry and more, featuring more than 250 luxury and designer brands at savings of up to 65% at this world-class tourism and shopping destination. Dine at Shake Shack, Bareburger, Parm or Kinton Ramen, or enjoy a quick bite in Market Hall at Chipotle, Cinnabon, Lady M Cake Boutique, Just Salad, Kung Pao Wok and more.
About Orange County Tourism & Film
Orange County Tourism & Film, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism and film production headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, events and film resources can be found at www.OrangeTourism.org. Additionally, a fun, free, 56-page travel guide is available for digital download at orangetourism.org/travel-guide/.
Sleep in an architecturally significant B&B, or book a room at a nationally known hotel. Casual travelers as well as visitors looking for luxury will find a wide range of properties to consider. There are lodging options for everyone – Try our user-friendly lodging search below and come stay with us in Orange County, NY.