Planning your next trip to Orange County? Here’s a list of the most essential destinations to visit. From river trips along the Hudson or Delaware, to learning about Revolutionary War history, to visiting museums which have international significance or shopping at venues which draw people from around the world, a trip to Orange County will provide you with a fulfilling travel experience and memories for years to come.

United States Military Academy at West Point

United States Military Academy at West PointEnjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy. Walk the paths of generals and presidents tracing the footsteps of our country’s great leaders. Enjoy spectacular views of the majestic Hudson River. Hear exciting tales and fascinating stories. Tour buses depart daily from the West Point Visitors Center.

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Woodbury Common Premium OutletsWith 220 stores, the world’s largest collection of designer outlets. Impressive savings of 25% to 65% everyday from leading designers and name brands including Balenciaga, Burberry, Coach, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Gap Outlet, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, J.Crew/Crewcuts, Jimmy Choo, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and Zegna. Food court, restaurant, locker and stroller rentals, foreign currency exchange and ATM. Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, 10am to 9pm with extended holiday hours.

Orange County Choppers

Orange County ChoppersYou’ve seen them on TV, now visit the showroom and retail store packed with themed custom bikes and a complete line of Choppers merchandise and apparel. See the actual workshop and studio where American Choppers is being filmed through a viewing window in the showroom. Don’t forget to check out the OCC Cafe featuring Hudson Valley’s Best Burger with 50 beers, 30 taps and cocktails. Store hours Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 10-6. Cafe open Sun-Thurs 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm. Extended summer and holiday hours.

Storm King Art Center

Screen Shot 2015-06-16 at 10.03.21 PM500 acre world-renowned outdoor sculpture park and museum known for its harmonious, yet dramatic interaction between sculpture and the surrounding landscape. Guided tours daily at 2pm, family programs, concerts, and hikes. Handicap accessible tram tours. Bicycle rentals. New expanded café. Apr thru Nov. Wed-Sun 10”“5:30 except last 2 weekends in Nov, Fri-Sun, 10-5. Extended Sat hours Memorial Day to Labor Day. Closed Dec thru Mar.

Newburgh Waterfront

Newburgh WaterfrontWalkway along the Hudson River with beautiful views. The waterfront houses a variety of restaurants, narrated boat cruises, and marinas. Public parking available.

National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

National Purple Heart Hall of HonorDedicated to the collection, preservation and sharing of the stories of Purple Heart recipients. Includes the film “For Military Merit,” recipient interviews, exhibits, and the Roll of Honor, an electronic database of Purple Heart recipients from the Civil War through Afghanistan. Open year round, please call for hours.


Award winning wineries

The Hudson Valley was the first wine producing region in the nation, and Orange County is still home to several award winning wineries:
• Applewood Winery – Warwick LEARN MORE »
• Baldwin Vineyards – Pine Bush LEARN MORE »
• Brotherhood Winery – Washingtonville LEARN MORE »
• Christopher Jacobs Winery at Pennings Vineyards – Pine Bush LEARN MORE »
• Clearview Vineyard – Warwick LEARN MORE »
• Demarest Hill Winery – Warwick LEARN MORE »
• Orchard Hill Cider Mill – New Hampton LEARN MORE »
• Palaia Vineyards – Highland Mills LEARN MORE »
• The Little Wine Bus – Greater New York area LEARN MORE »
• Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery – Warwick LEARN MORE »

Sugar Loaf Arts & Craft Village

Sugar Loaf Art & Craft VillageA community of creative crafts people and artists. Surrounded by apple orchards and horse farms, it has had a distinguished reputation as a crafts community for over 250 years. Today Sugar Loaf remains true to its heritage as the home of over 60 artists studios, craft shops, galleries and restaurants, all located in the original barns and buildings dating back to the 1700s & 1800s. Open year round, 11-5. Most shops open Wed-Sun. Closed Mon and some holidays.

Washington’s Headquarters

Washington's HeadquartersGen. George Washington made this fieldstone farmhouse his Continental Army headquarters and spent more time here than anywhere else during the Revolutionary War. The new exhibit, “Unpacked and Rediscovered” is an interactive exhibit showing pieces taken from the museum’s vast collection. In 1850 the property became our nation’s first public historic site. Mid-April thru Oct. Wed-Sat, 11-5. Sun 1-5. Nov to Mid-April, Thur-Sat, 11-3.

Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

Harness Racing Museum - Goshen, NYDrive a sulky to the finish line in the 3-D simulator. Riveting state-of-the-art and interactive exhibits. Call and judge a race. Theaters tell the fascinating history of America’s first sport. Home of the largest collection of Currier & Ives trotting prints. Changing art exhibits. Group tours, conference and private party facilities. Fully handicap accessible. Daily 10-5. VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER.

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