A 100,000-square-foot casino, a spa, and 10 dining options offer entertainment and luxury at this 4-star Catskills resort
Hotel at a Glance: The Alder at Resorts World Catskills
Amid the scenic Catskill Mountains sits The Adler at Resorts World Catskills, a boutique hotel offering the quaint luxury of a smaller property with all perks that come from the larger resort. As one of the closest casino resorts to Manhattan, this 4-star property is home to 100,000 square feet of gaming, a spa, and 10 dining options.
- 150 Vegas-style table games, 1,600 slot machines, a poker room, and private gaming salons in the expansive casino
- Unwind at the hotel’s Crystal Life Spa, which features an indoor pool, steam rooms, saunas, and a relaxation lounge.
- Ten dining options include Asian-inspired entrees and celebrity chef Scott Conant’s Cellaio steakhouse.
- TopGolf Swing Suites: indoor golf simulators that let players of all ages and skill levels practice their swings or perfect their putts in private suites
Hudson River Valley, New York: Gilded Age Estates and Historic Villages
The Hudson Valley begins just north of Manhattan, stretching upward along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers all the way to northern Westchester County. The area is known for massive Gilded Age estates once belonging to powerful names such as the Rockefellers and Roosevelts. Hyde Park, just north of Poughkeepsie, was the latter family’s home base; today it’s where you’ll find the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library. Another village of historical interest is Sleepy Hollow, the setting for Washington Irving’s classic story about Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. Irving is buried in the cemetery here, along with several famous industrialists including Andrew Carnegie and Walter P. Chrysler.
Situated just outside New Paltz, Minnewaska State Park Preserve is one of the region’s most peaceful natural settings; come for the waterfalls, winding carriage roads, and stunning fall foliage. The valley also includes the state’s capital city of Albany, where visitors can learn more about the area and beyond at the New York State Museum.