The TOP TEN THINGS to do by mmcsx

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									                          The TOP TEN THINGS TO DO
                               in the West Point area
                 that you WOULD NOT or COULD NOT have done
                                    45 years ago


10.    Visit WOODBURY COMMONS, reported to be the largest premium outlet center in the
country – 498 Red Apple Court, Central Valley, NY. For information on stores and hours call
845/928-4000 or visit the website at premiumoutlets.com/woodburycommon.

9.      Take the HUDSON VALLEY WINERY TOUR, a scenic country route with stops at
picturesque farm wineries to taste award-winning red, white, and dessert style wines. For a
Winery Map and more information, call 800/232-4782 or go to TravelHudsonValley.com.

8.     Tour the HUDSON RIVER by BOAT. Sightseeing and dinner cruises leave from the
newly developed Newburgh Landing, Newburgh, NY. For a cruise schedule and prices call
River Rose Cruises, 845/562-1067 or go to riverrosecruises.com. (Rumor has it that there are
two cute restaurants in the area – Torches and Blue Martini).

7.     Take the MTA train from Tarrytown into NEW YORK CITY’s Grand Central Station
(about $15.00 per person round trip) and enjoy MOMA (Museum of Modern Art; moma.org); a
Broadway show (broadway.com), or any of the other magnificent sights and sounds of NYC.
Train schedules and information are available at mta.info or 212/532-4900. For those willing to
wait until the last minute, the discount Broadway ticket stand on the street in the middle of Times
Square has tickets for sale the day of the show at pretty good markdowns.

6.      If you can’t make it for the early bird tour, drive over to Hyde Park, NY and visit the
world famous CULINARY INSTITUTE of AMERICA. There are several great restaurants on
site so plan around lunch or dinner. Reservations are probably a good idea (ciachef.edu). And
just down the road is “Springwood,” the life long home of FDR, along with the FDR Library and
a wonderful new FDR Museum. Check out the National Park Service website (nps.gov/hofr/) for
more information about hours and special events.

5.    Have dinner at these upscale restaurants in the area – and pay for your meal without
blowing your regular account.

               The Castle at Tarrytown – Equus Restaurant
               400 Benedict Ave.         914/631-3646 information/reservations

               Plumbush Inn at Cold Spring – plumbushinn.net
               1656 RT 9D                 845/265-3904 information/reservations


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4.      Explore the TIMELESS LITTLE TOWNS of the HUDSON VALLEY – antique shops,
arts and crafts, picturesque 19th century architecture, charming local eateries: Tarrytown, Central
Valley, Cornwall -– and especially Cold Spring (coldspring.com) and Sugarloaf
(sugarloafnychamber.com).

Good general information on landmarks, historical sites, etc is available at orangetourism.org
and hudsonvalley.org.

3.     Check out the amazing new and newly renovated USMA ATHLETIC FACILITIES
including:

          the Kimsey Center which houses the new 9,500 sq. ft. Athletic Training Center and
           the Strength Development Center
          the Holleder Center with its Christl Arena seating 5,043 for basketball and Tate Rink
           seating 2,746 for ice hockey
          the state of the art Lichtenberg Tennis Center, featuring 7 indoor courts
          the Gross Center for gymnastics
          the updated Arvin Gymnasium

2.     Visit other NEW and IMPROVED USMA locations:

          the Jewish (not mandatory) Chapel
          Herbert Hall Alumni Center
          the Visitor’s Center and Museum, now located outside Washington Gate
          model rooms in Central area
          renovated Fort Putnam
          the Cadet Store, now in the old hospital (where you can now make some purchases)


 AND THE NUMBER ONE THING TO DO IN THE WEST POINT AREA
THAT YOU WOULD NOT OR COULD NOT HAVE DONE 45 YEARS AGO


1.      Drop by Quarters 102, pick up the COM, take him with you to Quarters 101 and – as an
old grad – you let the SUPE and the COM know what changes you expect to see during their
tours at your alma mater.




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