There is also the Dutchess County Loop that has 7 different routes to other areas in Dutchess County, the fare is the same. In Poughkeepsie there are many taxi services that can provide transportation services.
About Poughkeepsie Airport
Poughkeepsie itself is in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Poughkeepsie means the "reed covering lodge by the little water place," this refers to the stream that feeds into the Hudson. During the Revolutionary war Poughkeepsie was the capital of New York. Now more than 40 thousand people live in the area. It’s an hour drive in either direction to Albany or Manhattan.
Things to do in Poughkeepsie
See the home of Samuel F. B Morse, the guy that made most of the technology we use today possible. The house is called Locust Grove and is located at 2683 South Rd. There are many famous houses and mansions located in Poughkeepsie. Make sure to pickup a visitor’s guide for their locations.
Walk across the Hudson on an old railroad bridge now turned walkway. The entrance is on Parker Avenue and you will end up in Highland, NJ. If you can’t find enough to do in Poughkeepsie you can always drive an hour over to Manhattan where there is plenty of activities.
The Culinary Institute of America, where students get to showcase their talents in the 5 restaurants the school has. You must make a reservation in advance. Visit the Eveready Diner, it was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. They have some great classic American food choices. The Table Talk is another great place to dine especially if you are out on the town late. They stay open until 2 am and they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fresco’s Chop & Ale House has happy hour starting at 4pm. The serve American and Italian cuisine and they have a great bar.
Hotels near POU
There are many chain hotels in Poughkeepsie including the Clarion Hotel, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Residence Inn, and the Super 8. If you want to stay in a luxurious hotel the Poughkeepsie Grand hotel is the place to stay. Guest will enjoy a full complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave, a coffee maker, and there is an in house Laundromat.
POU Contact Information
Dutchess County Airport
263 New Hackensack Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Airport Code: POU