In New York for a few days the weather was beautiful used Reward Points to stay at Grand Hyatt which is next to Grand Central Station and then stayed at the Intercontinental near Broadway.
By using Rewards points from Hyatt and IHG I paid for one night so the total for 4 nights cost me less then 500 USD
New York City is expensive so you need to learn about the various Rewards programs if you wish to visit without hurting your wallet.
I booked the Grand Hyatt so I could just walk out of the Hotel and grab a train on the Metro North to the Hudson Valley.I went to Beacon to visit the various Art Galleries in the area.
It is not a expensive trip for a journey of about 100 minutes it varies in price based on what time of day you travel.The price is between 23 to 45 USD
The trip alone is worthwhile since almost the entire journey is along the Hudson.
After I arrived back in New York I visited the High line and then Hudson Yards.
The High line is about 1 1/2 miles long and more then 30 feet above the sidewalk and is a fun experience.You can either visit downtown or visit Hudson Yards.