If you're looking for something different to do when you are visiting New York City and have some time, why not venture out of the big smoke and head upstate about an hour to visit the Storm King Art Center. Situated on 500 acres of land, it houses large scale abstract sculptures by renowned contemporary artists. There is also a smaller scale exhibition in the Museum Building and a gift shop. As it is mostly outdoors it's a good idea to go when the weather is dry. I visited in the autumn on a cold windy day but the works looked pretty dramatic against a changing sky and the park itself was beautiful with all the fall colours of the trees. It's a nice idea to take a picnic as well as there is an area set in the grounds for this purpose, otherwise there is a cafe offering sandwiches and snacks. The Center is open from Wednesday to Sunday and entrance is $12 for an adult.
Getting there ...
You could either hire a car or get a day package with Coach USA which departs from the Port Authority bus terminal.