Where to Go from NYC: Hudson Valley

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Quiet suburbs of NYC stretch west and north of the island, following the curve of the Hudson River. There's no shortage of hikes, historical sites (namely estates of iconic families Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Roosevelts), fruit and dairy farms, antique shops, and b&bs.

Get There

Take the Metro North railroad from Grand Central Station; hop in a car for more freedom and flexibility. The region is broken into three parts: lower, middle, and upper Hudson Valley, and driving is the easiest way to get from one town to the next.

Where to Stay

Bedford Post
Buttermilk Falls
Country Squire Bed & Breakfast

Jedediah Hawkins Inn
Le Petit Chateau Inn
Monteverde Inn
Mount Merino Manor
Olde Rhinebeck Inn

Where to Eat

Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Bubby's (The Burrito Stand)
Culinary Insitute of America

Le Petit Bistro
Me Oh My Pie Shop
Mercato Osteria & Enoteca
Swoon Kitchen
Grazin' Diner

What to Do

Ananda Ashram
Bardovan 19th century opera house
Basilica Hudson former factory turned into performance space
Hyde Park Drive-Inn Movie Theater
Mid Hudson Bike Club
Omega Institute
Science Barge

Vanderbilt Mansion and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Local Color

Go to Hudson for transportation info, maps, itineraries
Hudson River School paintings
Hudson Valley Metromix
Rural Intelligence for restaurant openings, concert listings, regional news
Innkeepers started Stay in Hudson to refer customers to neighboring B&Bs
The12534 for lodging, restaurants, events
The Gossips of Rivertown
, fun local blog news

For Your Bedside Table

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving
Edible Hudson, a free magazine celebrating local food
Chronogram, a free magazine for art, design, and local culture
Hudson Valley Magazine, a local guide for shopping, restaurants and real estate across the counties

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