Rhinebeck Travel Guide
Despite rumors that Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg and even President Obama would be attending Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky's wedding, star-gazers in Rhinebeck, NY were left largely disappointed as guests started arriving in town on Friday.
The affair wasn't completely absent of celebs though. Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen were mobbed by the media and fans as they arrived at The Delamater Inn on Friday. The Clinton's rented out the entire historic inn for wedding guests, which definitely wasn't cheap. Rooms at The Delamater range from $125 - $300, including breakfast.
Donald Trump might not be able to get the FAA to declare a no-fly zone over his Florida mansion, but maybe that's because the FAA is busy giving such honors to the little town of Rhinebeck, New York, where Chelsea Clinton will marry Marc Mezvinsky.
There will be no news helicopters or spy planes over the area as "flights below 2,000 feet for the area surrounding the estate on the Hudson River where Ms. Clinton is to be married" are prohibited.
You can thank the Secret Service for this, as the FAA is working under their recommendation for security. Nobody has been interested in Chelsea Clinton for over a decade, so the protection isn't so much for her as for her parents, the former president and current Secretary of State. But with no flights allowed in the area, can we then assume that the most illustrious guests won't be able to arrive by helicopter?
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Two hours north of New York City, Rhinebeck is best-known as a retreat for holistic healing types, but it's also a chilled-out getaway with a variety of options, whether or not you're up on your yoga chants.
Rhinebeck is home to the Omega Institute, a hippie wellness center where you can take yoga and reiki classes, or, if that's way too mainstream for you, sign up for "ecstatic chant" or "touching divinity."
On the way-less-relaxed side of the spectrum, there's the Old Rhinebeck Aerodome, a museum of antique aviation that offers rides on a 1929 open-cockpit biplane.
No matter how you're getting your kicks in Rhinebeck, here's our guide to the rest of town: