One of the better ways to get a feel for a destination is to immerse yourself in its history. You'll find about some of the area’s stories when you visit Bard College.
It's in Kingston. If you're not familiar with that name, it's 45 miles (72 kilometers) away from the capital of the state, Albany.
After spending time at Bard College, cap off an enjoyable day at a pleasant hotel. You'll find 8 possible accommodations within 6 miles (10 kilometers). The Red Hook Country Inn and Hampton Inn Kingston are two places you might want to consider.
Within easy commuting distance, you'll discover a couple of low-cost hotels to select from. Make inquiries at the Howard Johnson Inn - Saugerties and the Comfort Inn Saugerties.
To maintain enough energy to keep you going, head 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers) and sample the local brew at Down the Road Café (Annandale-on-Hudson).