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The Top Six Hudson River Sight-Seeing Attractions You Can’t Miss

a view of a large body of water with a city in the background

The Hudson River is a veritable treasure for the New York City and New Jersey area. It has seen attractions come and go, but to this day there are still countless sight-seeing opportunities to be had.

It’s the main waterway for New Jersey and New York City. It’s popular for boating, lazing around on a sunny day, and just about everything else you can think of in terms of water-side attractions.

We’ve put together a list of the six best sight-seeing attractions you should definitely not sleep on. Have you visited any of these beloved spots? Or, do you have any favorites we didn’t mention? Share your memories and your favorite spots in the comments below!

1.   Rondout Lighthouse

The Rondout Lighthouse is an early-20th century lighthouse that has stood the test of time. As a popular tourist attraction, it is currently a historically significant spot that features detailed tours that locals and tourists alike have come to love.

2.   The Walkway over the Hudson State Park

For a beautiful and exhilarating view of Hudson State Park, the Walkway is one of your best bets. A massive, tree-lined bridge brings you over the park, and affords you fantastic views of the park – on a clear day you can see for miles in every direction.

3.   Kykuit

Also known as the John D. Rockefeller estate, this stunning, 40-room mansion has become one of the most iconic spots in the Hudson Valley. You can see into the history of this historic, powerful family that changed the course of American industry on paid tours.

4.   New York Fire Museum

Extremely close to the Hudson River in New York City, the New York Fire Museum holds stunningly-preserved fire trucks, and features tons of informative displays on the history of fires in the area. This is great for history buffs who want to see a lesser-known side of New York City’s story.

5.   Pier 78

If you love the Statue of Liberty, there’s almost no better place to get a great view of the behemoth statue than Pier 78. One of the most popular sight-seeing spots on the Hudson River, you’re close to the city and can take advantage of the multiple ferry services that bring you back and forth.

6.   One World Observatory

For those who love heights, there’s an incredible opportunity to be had at One World Observatory. Hundreds of feet in the air, you can see literally all of New York City and hundreds of miles in either direction. This, perhaps more than all other sights on this list, is an absolute must see.

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