Stretching north from New York City, the Hudson River Valley is blanketed with historic sights, charming towns and verdant parks. Right between the city and the country, the Hampton Inn in Yonkers is dropping its prices 40% through summer.
Visit Thursdays-Sundays through Sept. 8 for $119 per night, and Mondays-Wednesdays for $10 more per night. All stays come with free Wi-Fi, parking and daily hot breakfast.
The hotel -- a 2013 winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence -- is a mile from the Metro-North train station, which provides service to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan.
A 20-minute drive north of the hotel, the villages of Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and Nyack have centuries-old, small-scale main streets with charming boutiques and restaurants. Industrialist estates like Lyndhurst and Kykuit offer tours of historic mansions.