New Paltz is exit 18 on the New York State Thruway which is also designated as Interstate 87.
There is frequent bus service between The Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City and New Paltz with connections to many other villages and cities.
TheLuxBus fittingly, offers affordable yet luxurious, high-end ground transportation connecting New Paltz to Manhattan to the south and Albany, Saratoga Springs, Plattsburgh and Montreal, Quebec to the north. Introductory fare is $25 to Manhattan, $20 to Albany and Montreal for $60 one way, less for round-trip. There are four departures daily, reservations required. +1.646.895.0219.
Stewart International Airport is the nearest major airport to New Paltz. It is in Newburgh, thirty minutes to the south.
The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail  is on the bed of the Wallkill Valley Rail transport, the former main transportation link for New Paltz.
Rail Travel to New York City:
Nearby Poughkeepsie is the end of the line for Metro-North Rail. Poughkeepsie is a 15-20 minute drive east of New Paltz. Taxis are available in Poughkeepsie to transport travelers to and from New Paltz. Riding on Metro-North out of the Poughkeepsie Station is clean, safe and reliable. Trains run from very early in the morning until late into the evening. Fares can run as low as $12.75 each way.
As of July 2008 there is a bus you can take that picks you up at the Poughkeepsie train station and stops in New Paltz . It is run by the Ulster County Area Transit . View the bus schedule here: Bus schedule (pdf format) 
Huguenot Street. Oldest Street in American with its original houses.
Mohonk Mountain House. National Historic Site.
State University of New York at New Paltz.
Climb rocks, On Shawangunk Ridge.
Several other restaurants on lower Main Street.
Bacchus. Has over 300 beers and really good food. Not too expensive and with a late night menu and pool.
Cozy beds and breakfasts. Youth hostel next to bus station on Main street.
New Paltz Hostel, 145 Main Street, ☎ 845-255-6676, . checkin: 4:00; checkout: 10:00. The New Paltz Hostel has a very clean environment with a home like feeling and a laid back, comfortable atmosphere. Has a beautiful full functioning kitchen with communal food available to guests. Has a spectacular view of Mohonk Mountain which are only about 10/15 minutes away by car. Provides bunk bed style rooms (a men's room and a women's room) and private rooms are also available. Includes all bed linens, towels, blankets, shampoo and communal food. 30.
Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, +1 845 255-1000, . On the west side of the river. $250-$600 per night, this fabulous getaway is a destination in and of itself. It features theme programs for each month, has an on-site massage center and 9-hole golf course and is a favorite for weddings, corporate events and family reunions. Adjacent Mohonk Preserve is open for hiking and nature walks.