Many of Poughkeepsie’s most popular attractions are located near to Highland, making it a convenient place to base yourself. The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum are two of the popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. Also worth checking out are the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site and the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.
Highland has plenty of museums, exhibits and show venues within easy reach that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Visit some of the remarkable museums including Locust Grove and the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the gorgeous live performance venues such as Chance Theater and the Bardavon 1869 Opera House.
To play golf in a new setting, head for the greens at the McCann Golf Course.
Spend a few hours high in the stands of Loren Campbell Memorial Field, New Paltz, cheering on the New Paltz Hawks. On game days follow the river of blue and white, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join fans in the nearby pubs for a few post-game beers.
Finding somewhere suitable to base yourself in the Highland area is simple. Take your pick from the Holiday Inn Exp Poughkeepsie, the Hampton Inn & Suites Poughkeepsie, or the Courtyard by Marriott Poughkeepsie.