Five Things You Must Do in Poughkeepsie

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Poughkeepsie city is situated in New York in the United States of America and can be found in the western part of Dutchess County. The city is bordered by Poughkeepsie Township from north and Hudson River on its west and is popularly referred to as “the Queen City of the Hudson”.

1. The Chance: Recently bestowed with the title of “Best Music Joint” in the Hudson Valley, The Chance Theater is best known for its live music in varied styles such as rock and roll, country, metal and blues. The city has three distinctive clubs: Club Crannel, The Loft as well as The Chance Theater where teenagers can dance all night long

2. Arts Center-Cunneen Hackett: For all the lovers of art this is the place to visit. It features an art gallery as well as a Victorian parlor. The center also hosts several musicians' concerts, dances, lectures, films and dramas each year.

3. Locust Grove: On the outskirts to Poughkeepsie city is this amazing nationally historic landmark. This is a 150-acre site on which a museum shop, Morse Mansion, Morse Gallery, stunning flower gardens, herb gardens, vegetable gardens, shady groves and walking trails can be found. Locust Grove is also free to visit.

4. Riverboat Tours: Once in Poughkeepsie, do not miss the opportunity to undertake a cruise on a paddle steamer. Aboard, tourists can take lunch, dinner, along with experiencing a wine-tasting sessions. The tours are also available for private chartering.

5. Clinton House: This house museum is named after the first governor of New York, George Clinton. This home remains open for tourists Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 3pm.