In just one day, a visit to Hyde Park will give you a glimpse back in history, a feel for the great outdoors, and a taste of world-class cuisine. This historic town has inspired painters, poets, and even politicians…now it’s your turn.
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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Told from many angles, the story of the Roosevelt presidency—from the Great Depression through the New Deal years and World War II—is presented here in vivid and tangible fashion. Spend the morning on a guided tour of the Springwood estate, and allow time for an immersive experience at America's first presidential library, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.
www.nps.gov/hofr/index.htm • www.fdrlibrary.org
Beatrix Farrand Gardens at Bellefield
As the world’s first female landscape architect, Beatrix Farrand left an influential horticultural legacy which lives on in these gardens. Created in 1912 and restored over the past 20 years, you’ll now find perfectly composed colorful borders set off by vine-traced walls and hemlock hedges. The elegant 18th century house on the property is now the local headquarters of the National Park Service. www.beatrixfarrandgardenhydepark.org
Dinner at The Culinary Institute of America
For a very special meal, treat yourself to dinner at the world’s premier culinary college. Your dinner at American Bounty, Bocuse, or the Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, staffed by CIA students, could be created by the next Charlie Palmer or Roy Yamaguchi. Founded in 1946, The CIA has trained numerous culinary icons including Roy Choi, Grant Achatz, the late Anthony Bourdain, and Cat Cora. www.ciachef.edu/newyork
Movie at the Hyde Park Drive–in (S)
When was the last time you watched a movie outdoors, from your car? This family owned and operated drive-in has been a local institution since 1950. Watch a first-run film under the stars on the 82-foot screen using state-of-the-art digital equipment. Enjoy hot food and snacks from the concession stand! www.hydeparkdrivein.com