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Reviewed on Nov 23, 2019
History buffs will enjoy exploring Poughkeepsie, and visitors give high marks for the riverfront, college vibe, and fun sporting events. Tourists who journey to this scenic city can discover its entertainment choices, theaters, and restaurants. Top sights in the city include Catskill Mountains and Minnewaska State Park.
Well-known for its theaters, the city's cultural venues include Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Chance Theater, and Locust Grove. Attractions like SplashDown Beach, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, and McCann Ice Arena are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Mid-Hudson Bridge, Poughkeepsie Bridge, and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site.
In Poughkeepsie, you'll find 167 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect vacation. Here are top ones based on our user reviews:
Other top sights in Poughkeepsie include Catskill Mountains and Minnewaska State Park. Popular places to see in the area include Bear Mountain State Park, located 28 mi (45.1 km) from the heart of the city, and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, which is 28.5 mi (45.9 km) away.
To see more of the surrounding area, ride one of the trains from Poughkeepsie Station or Appalachian Trail. Poughkeepsie might not have many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.