Discover the best top things to do in Florida, United States including Warwick Valley Winery, The Castle Fun Center, Soons Orchards & Farm Market, Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, Exposures Gallery, Above the Clouds, Pine Island Brewing Company, New York Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park, NY, Glenmere Brewing Company, Orange County Distillery.
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4 based on 298 reviews
Very nice for an outdoor day sipping good wine, or whatever else you fancy, withe friends. Best if you bring your own chairs and/or plaid, find a spot on the huge loan. Food available, but you can also go with your pickNick basket. In season l, you can also enjoy picking apples.
4 based on 68 reviews
Located just 50 miles from New York City, in the center of Orange County, NY. The Castle Fun Center features Roller Skating, Laser Tag, Go Karts, Ballocity, Mini Golf, Zip Line, Laser Maze, Swing Ride, Dragon Frenzy 360, Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Free Fall, Arcade, Jesters Cafe, Restaurant and Pub and Event Center. Perfect for families, groups, adults, kids and more! Our hours change seasonally, please visit our website for our current hours of operation and for Holiday hours.
We go here when we can to enjoy a bit of family competition at mini golf. But this time it was sad. People have obviously gone around the courses and intentionally damaged things. Additionally the course coverings are worn and need to be replaced. Still fun but not like the earlier days.
4.5 based on 62 reviews
Apple picking & so much more! We grow 50+ kinds of apples plus peaches, nectarines, vegetables, pumpkins, and sweet corn. We make peanut butter, applesauce, apple cider donuts, apple cider, fudge and pies from scratch. Tons of unique products in a friendly, affordable store. Lots of samples too! Tasting Room w/our hard cider, spirits and wines. Monthly dinners w/ Chef Shawn Hubbell. Our U-Pick apple orchard, with kid-friendly trees and the best apples, is open weekends starting Labor Day. Hay wagon rides to our U-Pick pumpkin patch start late September. Founded 1910. Visit us and taste the difference. Open daily all year (except June and part of July!)
Soons puts their Heart and Soul into everything they make. Everything is Fresh and Baked to perfection. The Pies, Fudge Brownies, Cider Donuts, Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are the best. They have a wide selection of different salsa's, homemade peanut/cashew butter, fresh produce, just to much to list. Prices are very reasonable, and the Staff is Friendly, Helpful and ready to help with any questions. Betty Wilchek
4.5 based on 45 reviews
Housed in a Tudor-style building that was once William Cane's Good Time Stable, this museum honors the sport of harness racing through its history, its heroes and its story today.
The museum is very interesting and the gift shop is lovely. There is harness racing in the summer, especially during the Great American Weekend Fair, which is usually on the Fourth of July weekend. That has tons of great artisans and vendors and a great variety of food as well as entertainment all day. Its a great weekend. I have attended many business events at the museum in their banquet rooms which also are used for formal gatherings such as weddings, etc. Its worth a stop if you are in the area.
5 based on 4 reviews
The photographs at Exposures Gallery will take your breath away. Nick captures nature at its best. He is a truly gifted photographer. His work is tastefully displayed. We first discovered the gallery by accident and returned to purchase a few photographs to display in our home. We have pieces from Europe, and will be proud to display Nick's work beside them. He has photographs of the Hudson Valley, Italy, and other European countries. Nick is patient and helpful; however, he is not pushy in any way. Stop in and browse at his work. You will be glad you did!
5 based on 32 reviews
Hot air balloon rides in the Lower Hudson Valley. We are just an hour from NYC and even closer to NJ! Come see the rolling green hills and beautiful countryside of Orange County, NY. Fully insured flight operations. Voted Best in the Valley! Reservations required, call today!
My wife and I Hate Heights and were a little apprehensive to fly. Our children 8 & 11 not so much.We were notified at 2pm that we were good to go for our 6pm flight. We met the crew at the Airport and were greeted with smiles and Most of All a Sense of reassurance. They drove us to the lift off location where we climbed into a basket that had four sections. Two people per section and one in the middle for pilot. We were soon flying above the clouds and looking out as far as the eye could see. The flight lasted about an hour but passed too quickly. We landed near a corn field and celebrated with champagne. It is so peaceful and calming as if you were on a beach watching waves. This is a Must to Do in Life!
4.5 based on 9 reviews
I am a little picky about my craft beer and this place knows how to make great beer. I tried all 10 beers on tap. Their beers have depth and are full of flavor. They offer a “type” of beer for everyone - hop lovers, stout lovers, saison lovers. The place is cozy and offers a bar and some tables for seating. The front garage door opens up to expose the outside when the weather is nice. Soon they will have a deck out back where you can drink their beers. I also think they have music on the weekend. In summation, if you like to go around and visit breweries, you must put this one on your list.
4 based on 159 reviews
My wife and I took a ride to Tuxedo Park, NY this past Sunday to visit the NY Renaissance Faire. This was my first time, and it was a lot of fun. It's amazing to see how many of the paying customers go to the fair in full costume (Maybe I should have said authentic period dress). Some of them are really elaborate, and look great. If you didn't dress for the occasion and want to, you can actually rent costumes there. We booked our tickets online and saved $2.00 off the price of the adult admission ($23 vs. $25). Note: Children under 5 are free. There are also discounts available for groups and for people who purchase tickets in advance at Walgreens/Duane Reade. Check the faire's website for details. Buy the program for $2.00. The map inside the program is really helpful to find you way to the different events. As far as I could tell, all of the shows are free. You can literally spend the entire day walking throughout grounds going from show to show. Sometimes, the show comes to you, almost like a flash mob. Various performers interact with attendees along the paths and trails throughout the day. Our recommendations for shows are; Any of the Jousts, Cirque de Sewer, Sky Kings Falconry & Ded Bobs Comedy/Ventriloquist Act & our personal favorite - Macbeth, Death by Fluffy Kittens. Ded Bob is a bit "R" rated. The humor is that dry-type that little children (And, some adults) won't get the joke. There are all types of food and drink (alocholic & non-alcoholic) available for purchase. There is even a pub crawl. The prices are comparable to what you would pay at a professional sporting event or a concert. The food is actually pretty good. A bottle of water is $4.00. You will definitely need to drink water, or something else, throughout the day as it is a lot of walking and it can get very hot in the summer sun. My tip is to buy a $5.00 VIP ticket, at the information booth, for one of the jousts. For the $5.00 you get to sit in the covered seating area where you get a "free" bottle of water and a "free" pennant Basically, you pay for the water and pennant and get to sit in the shade for free. There are plenty of things to do for both children, and adults. A lot of those things cost extra and some are free. Much of the faire is like an open air market with all types of goods to purchase. Elf ears, face painting, candles, psychic readings, pirate, squire & knight costumes & assorted regalia, etc. You name it, they have it. The overall atmosphere of the place is just plain fun. The faire ends on October 1st, so if you are planning to go, you only have a couple of weekends left. Everything is outside, so make sure you pick a day without rain. We will definitely go again next year, we might even dress the part. They do have "specialty" weekends. This past weekend was "Romantic Weekend." We didn't, however, see anything on the printed schedule of events that told us what was "Romantic" about this particular weekend. I found out after we left that the things that were specifically related to Romance were mark on schedule that is posted on the website with "hearts." So if you are going for a specific weekend theme, make sure you check the website schedule before you go.
5 based on 3 reviews
Glenmere Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in Florida, NY. The brewery is named after the lake from which our brewing water comes from. It has been our mission to produce an array of beer for the community we live in. We will be brewing on a 15 barrel system and will produce 2 to 3 beers at a time that will change with the seasons. We are proud to be a locally owned company operating with over fifteen years of brewing experience. It has been said time and time again that it's the journey, not the destination, so we invite you to experience our vision and taste our versions of the Elements of the Craft!
I love this place. As new residents of Florida, NY, we ordered two kegs of beer for our housewarming. Our guests loved it and emptied both kegs. Staff there were attentive and knowledgeable of the product.. we will definitely be back!
4.5 based on 17 reviews
After a day of birding the black dirt region of Orange County, we needed a break and just happened upon this lovely distillery. For $5 we tasted three craft spirits grown, and distilled on site. We could smell the soothing scent of barley, like bread baking, and enjoyed chatting with the distillery master while sipping our libations. I especially liked the Vodka and the honey flavored whiskey and now have the bottles in my liquor cabinet to share with friends while I rave about this special place and recommend a visit.
When we return I will be sure to pack a lunch to sit at their picnic table and enjoy this special place.
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