Hudson Valley
Day Trips

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Our most recommended Hudson Valley Day Trips

New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

1. New York City: Private Helicopter Tour for Couples

Avoid the traffic and take in spectacular views on 30-minute or 45-minute scenic helicopter flight over Manhattan. Bring your special someone along on this unique tour that’s priced for 2 persons. Tours depart from and arrive at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, New York, located just outside NYC and easily accessible by public transit (Metro-North rail) and by car (free parking). Alternatively, opt to include roundtrip hotel transfers from anywhere in Manhattan. Upon arrival at the airport, begin with a safety briefing before boarding the helicopter. Take off and enjoy stunning aerial views of Central Park, Yankee Stadium, the iconic Manhattan skyline, the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, and the East River bridges. Gaze down at the incredible sights from the air, knowing that there truly is no other place in the world like New York City.

From NYC: LEGOLAND® New York Entrance Ticket with Transport

2. From NYC: LEGOLAND® New York Entrance Ticket with Transport

Explore seven lands, all built around LEGO bricks, on a fun-filled family day at LEGOLAND® New York Resort in Goshen. Travel to the park and back with ease, from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. Ride, climb, splash, and build through seven themed lands, transform into a mini-figure on the LEGO Factory Adventure Ride, and master the art of Spinjitsu on NINJAGO: The Ride. Save the kingdom on the Dragon Coaster, get your official LEGOLAND® driver's license in LEGO City, and explore cities built out of millions of blocks in Miniland.

From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

3. From Westchester: Shared Helicopter Tour over New York City

Choose a 30 or 45-minute helicopter flight and lift off from Westchester Airport, reaching New York City airspace in just a few minutes. The skilled pilots will dazzle you with bird’s-eye views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan. Select the 30-minute tour option, and let skilled pilots will dazzle you with amazing aerial views of Midtown Manhattan, Central Park, Hudson River, Yankee Stadium, outside of game times, and more. Choose the 45-minute tour option for views of the Downtown Manhattan/Statue of Liberty area, including the Freedom Tower, Financial District, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Brooklyn Bridge. This is in addition to all sights seen on the 30-minute tour.

New York City: Aerial Photography Flight

4. New York City: Aerial Photography Flight

Discover how to capture amazing aerial photos of New York City on your camera during a 1-hour private or shared flight for photography enthusiasts. Enjoy unobstructed views in an open-door Robinson R44 helicopter (2-3 passengers) or an Airbus AS350 helicopter (4-5 passengers). Depart from Westchester Airport, and fly over major Manhattan landmarks such as Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and more. Choose to request additional landmarks, as long as they're not located in a restricted area and fit into the 1-hour time slot. Available 7 days a week, weather conditions and aircraft maintenance permitting, flights can be taken during the day, at sunset, or in time for the sunrise to suit your preferences. Take advantage of optional roundtrip transfers from anywhere in Manhattan.

Private Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour of the Hudson Valley

5. Private Fall Foliage Helicopter Tour of the Hudson Valley

Travelers get a taste of the legendary New England fall aboard this private helicopter tour over the Hudson Valley.  Marvel at the cascade of blazing reds, yellows, and oranges like a bird from the comfort of your own helicopter. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport, just outside New York City, and fly over historic landmarks all dressed in stunning colors. These include White Plains, Castle-on-Hudson, Kykuit (Rockefeller Mansion), Lyndhurst Mansion, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, the Hudson River, Sing Sing Prison, Bear Mountain and Bear Mountain Bridge, Harriman State Park, and West Point Academy. Live tour narration by friendly and experienced pilots will make you feel comfortable and safe. Convenient roundtrip transfers are available from anywhere in Manhattan for an additional fee (if option selected). Rates are based on regular cars.

Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

6. Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Shared Helicopter Tour

Enjoy stunning aerial views of the picturesque Hudson Valley covered in autumn colors from the comfort of a helicopter. A unique seasonal experience off the beaten path for those looking to discover new places and perspectives. All tours are personally narrated by friendly and experienced pilots. Tours depart and arrive at Westchester County Airport and fly above historic landmarks dressed in the blazing reds, yellows, and oranges of fall. Sights included in the tour: White Plains, Castle-on-Hudson, Kykuit (Rockefeller Mansion), Lyndhurst Mansion, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown Lighthouse, Tappan Zee Bridge, Hudson River, Sing Sing Prison, Bear Mountain and Bear Mountain Bridge, Harriman State Park, West Point Academy (subject to temporary airspace restrictions), Bannerman Castle (on the 45-minute tour only), and Dick's Castle (on the 45-minute tour only).

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What people are saying about Hudson Valley

Incredibly great experience! Very nice and punctual driver. Our helicopter pilot was very funny and talented. We felt extremely comfortable and could enjoy the flight to the fullest. Everything really great !! We can totally recommend it and it is an absolute must! Thank you very much again.

Excellent experience which was very smooth from finding out our pick up details to getting back. Would highly recommend and bare in mind, even on the 45 minute experience time fly's by.

It was a great experience. We booked this flight with a transfer. Were picked up from the hotel and brought back again.

We could not have had a better experience the hospitality and accommodations were top notch. Thanks for everything!!!

Flight was amazing! Kevin our pilot was great. Would definitely do it again !