Set on a quiet campus in the Hudson Valley that’s just a 30-minute train ride to Manhattan, EXPLO New York truly is the best of both worlds.
The Hudson River Valley is a National Heritage Area that Lonely Planet lauds for its leafy drives and farm-to-table food options. The region, which stretches from Westchester County in the south to state capitol Albany in the north, is so picturesque that it inspired an entire American art movement — Hudson River School — featuring lush landscapes in the Romantic style.
Named one of the Top 20 Must-See Destinations by National Geographic Traveler, the Hudson Valley is known to be a popular summer escape for city dwellers.
EXPLO New York’s summer home — Sarah Lawrence College — is located in Bronxville, a small English-style village in Westchester County. Known for its tree-lined streets and outstanding schools, Westchester County features more than 200 properties on the National Registry of Historic properties (many dating to the Revolutionary War).
Flanked by the Hudson River and Long Island Sound, residents and visitors alike enjoy many of the outdoor activities available throughout the Westchester area, including biking, hiking, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more.
Despite its proximity to New York City, Westchester County is a cultural destination in its own right, featuring a number of notable museums, theaters, and concert halls, including the Capitol Theater, the historic Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Hudson Valley MOCA, and the Emelin Theater, among others.
An internationally diverse and culturally rich city unlike any other, New York City is one of the most sought-after travel destinations in the United States — and a city designed for exploration.
Awash in fan favorites and hidden gems, New York City draws people from all over the world to visit historic attractions like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State Building, and One World Trade Center; attend Broadway shows and Major League Baseball Games; and sample a vast array of culinary delights in Chinatown, Little Italy, Brooklyn, and beyond.
Deemed an “irresistible feast for all” by Lonely Planet, it’s hard not to want to take a bite out of all the Big Apple has to offer. Architecture, art, performing arts, culinary adventures — NYC is the city that never sleeps because there’s just so much to do!