The Hudson River cruises are popular for good reason. Easy in and out round trip out of New York City, beautiful fall foliage, historic sites, magnificent mansions, quaint small towns – what’s not to like? These popular cruises book up fast and you’ll want to reserve your spot early in the year. Take in the fall foliage and the changing colors as you cruise down the Hudson River starting in New York City. While making your way through the Catskill Mountains, you will be docking in some of the oldest towns in America, all the while your view will be framed in the brilliant oranges, reds, and yellows of Fall!

New York City, New York

Come to the city that never sleeps. This cruise starts out in New York City and you can revel in the delights of the Big Apple. From South Street Seaport to Central Park and the Museum of Natural History, New York captures the spirit and essence of American history and heritage. Explore the city on your own, or join a guided, narrated tour of the city’s biggest landmarks with an expert tour guide. There is something for everyone in this city that never sleeps.

2.  Sleepy Hollow, New York

The riverside town of Sleepy Hollow is best known for the writer Washington Irving. Irving found inspiration in the tales and scenery of the Hudson Valley as the basis for “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle”. Today, Washington Irving’s country home is a Registered National Historic Landmark and welcomes visitors with legends and lore from the past. Both bibliophiles and history buffs will love to revel in the folklore and take in the picturesque countryside that inspired some of American literature’s greatest works!

3. Kingston, New York

Back in the 1700’s, Kingston was once the capital of the entire state of New York. At the turn of the 19th century, Kingston became a waterway of leisurely travel with hundreds of vessels making their way down this picturesque passageway. Today, Kingston preserves the maritime heritage of the Hudson River at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Take in the palatial estates, grand mansions, and opulent architecture from the 1800’s that line the Hudson River. At the turn of the 19th century, wealthy New York City businessmen began buying property for beautiful summer retreats and building on this property along the river’s edge, called “Millionaire’s Row”.

4. Albany, New York

The state capital was only discovered by accident in a failed attempt to find a quick passage to China for the Dutch East India Company. Today, serving as the capital of the state of New York, Albany welcomes visitors with majestic architecture and picturesque views of the Hudson River. Explore the State Capitol Building originally built in the 1800’s and visit the New York State Museum.

5. West Point Military Academy

Steeped in history and tradition in Catskill, NY, lies the United States Military Academy at West point. Grounds once trekked by some of the country’s greatest generals, like Patton, Eisenhower, and MacArthur, here visitors can now walk across these same expansive, vast grounds. Founded in 1802, the Academy has always been of significant military importance since the Revolutionary days. Tour the West Point Museum and Cadet Chapel. Indulge your historical curiousity and learn about the military significance of these special places throughout American history. In the Fall, the campus grounds will be beautifully landscaped in brilliant reds, yellows, and orange, while the vistas will give you a clear and crisp Autumn air to breathe in while you take in the Hudson Valley views.

There are so many more reasons to take a Cruise along the Hudson River! Call our friendly, helpful agents today at USA River Cruises to find out more information about all of the different dates and trips available! Book early and save!