Flowing from the scenic Adirondack Mountains and emptying into the bay of New York City, the 315-mile Hudson River has been immortalized in everything from art history to pop culture. Cruises along this historic waterway glide past famous city spots while offering breathtaking vistas of the state’s landscape. You might stop at sites like legendary Sleepy Hollow or the campus grounds of West Point Military Academy.
These cruises are easy to budget, as your accommodations and meals are covered in the upfront price. Hudson River itineraries often spend time on other waterways as well, such as the Erie Canal.