Plan a weekend getaway to Hudson, NY. Hop in a rental car for a road trip upstate—the city is about a two-and-a-half hour drive from NYC. The town has cozy bed-and-breakfasts, the Museum of Firefighting and the Hudson Music Festival, which is the largest of the free music festivals in New York. It’s the perfect place to visit any time of year, but the fall foliage tends be spectacular (just saying).
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