Sightseeing in Poughkeepsie

Visit to FASNY Museum of Firefighting for Two or Four Adults or Family of Four (50% Off)

FASNY Museum of Firefighting

Hudson

$14 $7

Museum traces the history of firefighting from ancient Rome to today through a collection of 60 engines and gear such as helmets

One-Year Individual, Dual, or Family Membership to Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (Up to 60% Off)

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Peekskill

$40 $18

Museum membership includes free admission for one year and discounted access to special events and public programs

1.5-Hour Sunset Cruise or 3-Hour Sightseeing Cruise for Two or Four from Trinity Cruise Company (Up to 44% Off)

Trinity Cruise Company

Peekskill

$40 $25

The sunset casts a new glow over the scenic Hudson River; sightseeing tours visit the West Point area and include historical commentary

Strawberry, Chocolate & Wine Festival for Two or Four at Baldwin Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Baldwin Vineyards

Pine Bush

$24 $12

Festival pairs 12 types of wine with chocolate-covered strawberries and desserts

Wild-Food and Ecology Tour for Two, Four, or Six from "Wildman" Steve Brill (Up to 70% Off)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $16

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (Half Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Sleepy Hollow

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Visits or Memberships at Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

North Salem

$10 $7

Art gallery, cultural programs, and kids' events based around Eastern and Western traditions; Japanese garden meanders through the grounds

Admission for Four to Timexpo: The Timex Museum (Up to $24 Value)

Timexpo: The Timex Museum

Waterbury

$24 $14

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Explore all the ways Timex revolutionized timekeeping and the local area by participating in interactive and educational exhibits

Piloting Experience for One or New York City Helicopter Tour for Two from Wings Air Helicopters (48% Off)

Wings Air Helicopters

West Harrison

$288 $149

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Instructors supervise as students try their hand at flying helicopters themselves; tours provide aerial views of NYC sights as the sun sets

Race and After Party for Two, Three, or Four from Stamford Urban Scavenger Race on September 13 (50% Off)

Urban Scavenger Race

Stamford

$100 $50

Teams take on dares and seek out locations around Stamford; includes goody bag, costume contest, and after party with food & drink specials

Museum Admission or a Birthday Party at The New England Carousel Museum (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Connecticut Carousel Museum

Bristol

$19 $10

Visitors see vintage carousels and a working Carousel; birthday parties include a carousel ride and themed craft

Flying Lesson at Icon Aviation Group, LLC (Up to 67% Off)

Icon Aviation Group, LLC

Multiple Locations

$299.25 $99

Take to the skies with a licensed certified flight instructor and log your journey in the accompanying logbook

Admission for Two or Four at Barnes Museum (40% Off)

The Barnes Museum

Southington

$10 $6

Home dating to 1836 presents a glimpse into Southington's past with antique furniture and clothing, Civil War letters, and restored gardens

Harbor or Sunset Cruise for 1 or 2 from Schooner Inc (Up to 45% Off)

Schooner Inc

New Haven

$30 $17

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The Quinnipiack, central Connecticut's only traditionally rigged tall ship, glides across the New Haven harbor, offering relaxing views

$12 for a Ticket to Any Tour from Ghosts of New Haven ($25 value)

Ghosts of New Haven

Downtown

$25 $12

Tour guides lead 90-minute strolls through haunted locales and tell tales of scandal with historical facts

Select Local Merchants

Founded by the Marc and Livia Straus family, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art strives to present interdisciplinary programs that enrich the community through many forms of contemporary art. Works from renowned and emerging contemporary artists share the Center's 12,000-square feet of exhibition space with a variety of long-term installations, several made by participants in the nonprofit’s artist in residence program. The HVCCA supplies artists with studio space, living quarters, and an extended stipend in order to foster creative work on-site and engage in an active discussion with visitors or talkative muses. Special events range from panel discussions and film screenings to a monthly family art day with lessons for parents and kids based on current exhibits. The Center has also organized special projects including the Banner Project, where artists mentor more than 300 youth in creating a large-scale installation, and the Public Tile Project, where 2,000 students design tiles that for a trail from Peekskill Train Station to the Center.

1701 Main St
Peekskill,
NY
US

Colossal train engines once pulled hefty freight along the O&W Railway's main line. Today, where the rails lines formerly cut through glistening tree canopies, a 2-mile unpaved trail splices through six rural hamlets, just 90 miles from New York City. It's along this rails-to-trails path that Woodridge Segway Tours whisks its adventurers through beautiful mountain views, clean country air, and the sounds of fresh water trickling. With safety helmets securely atop their heads, tour takers steer the two-wheeled segway transporters with intuitive gestures: leaning forward to go ahead, leaning backward to reverse, and pulling on their ears to make the segways sing.

13 Greenfield Road
Woodridge,
NY
US

The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden creates a natural journey through an ever-changing landscape. As people follow the curving paths, they come across tranquil ponds, large stepping stones, and wooded hollows, all encouraging contemplation along the way. The museum also stimulates minds with a variety of art exhibits such as contemporary photography, clay sculpture, and Chinese brush paintings, along with programs and events including an annual moon-viewing concert and ceramics classes for kids.

28 Deveau Rd.
North Salem,
NY
US

The Katonah Museum of Art believes that art is a living thing. To keep it going, the museum mounts 10?12 dynamic exhibitions every year, featuring works ranging from Jasper Johns' prints to picture-book illustrations to larger-than-life sculptural installations. Through innovative exhibitions and education programs, the museum promotes an understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts for diverse audiences. The pieces showcase all cultures and time periods. Despite this diversity, the art adheres to common themes: the exploration of new ideas, art, culture, and society.

134 Jay St
Katonah,
NY
US

Family owned since 1968, WestArt Gallery charges toward the half-century mark behind its motto, "You name it, we'll frame it." The business services both retail and wholesale clients at two locations, including one in Yonkers, where all orders are completed on the premises. WestArt clients can also browse the Thornwood show room, stocked with a variety of artwork and custom framing choices. There, steady hands seal special mementos behind glass, such as photographs, diplomas, and apprehended art thieves. When they're not situating frames around keepsakes, the WestArt staff is re-varnishing oil paintings to ensure that pigments remain glossy and vibrant well beyond their expiration date.

966 Broadway
Thornwood,
NY
US

Timexpo: Inside a brass mill built in 1854, the Timex Museum traces the story of the famous watch brand and its impact on modern timekeeping, starting from its inception as Waterbury Clock Company in 1854. Here, visitors learn about the heritage of Timex through modern and interactive exhibits and discover how the watch company turned Waterbury into a landmark.

  • Size: three floors of time-related exhibits
  • Eye Catcher: a vast collection of clocks and pocket watches, all manufactured in Waterbury since the mid-1800s, when everyone stopped wearing their wall clocks on neck chains
  • Permanent Mainstay: an exhibit focusing on the ever-popular vintage Timex torture-test ads and their famous slogan "Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'"
  • Don't Miss: though seemingly unrelated to timepieces, the Time Tunnel archaeology exhibit is based on discoveries of explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who found interesting and peculiar connections between seemingly disparate cultures
  • Hidden Gem: the company's iconic Mickey Mouse watches are highlighted in their own exhibit
  • Hands-On Experiments: guests can decorate and assemble a working clock or participate in an assembly line and create a paper wristwatch
  • Pro Tip: at the museum store, you can not only buy Timex watches, but also get your watch battery or strap replaced
  • While You?re in the Neighborhood: the American Clock & Watch Museum in nearby Bristol also keeps a collection of pieces from Waterbury Clock Company
175 Union St
Waterbury,
CT
US