Looking for a family friendly outing in the Hudson Valley this weekend? Head over to the Newburgh waterfront and step back in time aboard the Nina and the Pinta!
26 Front Street in Newburgh NY is the home of the Riverfront Marina and that is where the Nina and Pinta will be docked from May 28th thru May 31rst. The ships were built by The Columbus Foundation and they are floating museums that travel all over the place. Where is the Santa Maria you ask, well it seems that the Santa Maria is not a “caravel” type of ship it is a “Nao” and would be unable to travel to all of the places the Nina and the Pinta can easily navigate.
The tours are self guided and relatively inexpensive, adults $8, seniors $7, children 5-16 $6, and kids 4 and under are free. The ships are not wheel chair accessible. The tours last about a half an hour and crew members are available for questions. The Nina is an exact replica of Christopher Columbus’s ship but the Pinta is larger than the Nina. This was done in order to accommodate more people thus allowing this ship to be used for charters and other events.
After you are done touring these historic ships take a ride on the Hudson River on The River Rose or keep with the historical theme and tour George Washington’s headquarters. There’s great dining on the waterfront too!
Get outside and explore our Hudson Valley & feel free to share your pics and adventures with us on our Facebook page! We’ll see you on Monday with more #HudsonValleylove and information about why you should always #insurelocal with #hudsonvalleyagents.