My trip to Newburgh, NY was not planned and that's the understatement of the year. Truth is, we were on our way back from a trip to New York City and our car broke down about 10 miles outside of Newburgh, NY. After waiting about 4 hours in 100 degree heat for a tow truck to arrive, we made our way to the city of Newburgh to try to find a garage to fix the car.
After finding out that the car needed a new alternator, the tow truck driver was nice enough to drop us at the local Marriott (4 Governor Dr), which he said was a beautiful new hotel. New yes, beautiful, well let's say it was more than I expected. The hotel was very clean and the guys at the front desk were very helpful. The pool was decent and there was a little weight room. The breakfast left little to be desired, but filled the gap. Perhaps the best part of the hotel was that it was located directly across from OCC (Orange County Choppers). This was totally unexpected and a real treat. It was free to get in and showcased at least 20 of the choppers that you see being built on the actual TV show. This was however, the only real attraction I found in Newburgh, but a good one none the less.
For dinner, we visited Longhorn Steakhouse (1286 Route 300 Ne). I was expecting the predicable Outback type experience, but Longhorn was actually a couple notches up from that. The steaks were big, reasonably priced and cooked well. I had the 18oz Ribeye, which came in at $18.99 which I thought was remarkable.
Overall, Newburgh wouldn't be my first choice for a vacation, but it's not a bad city to get stuck in if your car breaks down.