Roadtrip to Beacon, NY

Good for: Culture enthusiasts

Just a 90-minute drive from New York City, Beacon combines modern art with small town charm.

  • Storm King Art Center: A sprawling outdoor art museum that can easily take up your entire day. Wear comfortable shoes for the long walk around the grounds (or opt for the tram service to tour around instead). Note that Storm King is not open during the winter.
  • Homespun Foods: Cozy spot for sandwiches. Outdoor seating available.
  • Main St: As the name implies, the central street in Beacon — home to several eateries and stores. Local favorites include Bank Square Coffeehouse, Glazed Over Donuts and Beacon Creamery.
  • Dia Beacon: Modern and contemporary art museum located close to Storm King.
  • Niche Modern and Hudson Beach Glass: Hand-blown glass studios.

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Good for: Outdoor explorers, foodies

Hudson is a popular weekend getaway for New Yorkers looking for a change of pace. The city offers several hiking options nearby in addition to some excellent eateries.

  • Spotty Dog Books and Ale: A bar and bookstore combined — grab a beer, sit down at a table, and browse through the books in their collection (which includes a kid’s section).
  • Rivertown Lodge: A cozy boutique hotel with a great brunch offered at their signature restaurant, Tavern.
  • Kaaterskill Falls: Popular hiking trail that’s a short drive away from Hudson.
  • Oak Pizzeria Napoletana: Pizza place located on Warren St, the main city center of Hudson.
  • Le Perche: French spot on Warren St. that’s also popular for brunch.

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A day of activities and food adventures in New York City’s Upper West Side neighborhood.

Good for: Foodies, families

A day of activities and food adventures in New York City’s Upper West Side neighborhood. 

  • Barney Greengrass: Grab brunch at the classic Jewish diner featured in several Hollywood films. Famous for their smoked fish. 
  • Levain Cookies: Pick up their chocolate chip walnut cookies and a cup of coffee to go. There are two UWS locations that are just a block away from each other, so try both in case there’s a long line. 
  • American Museum of Natural History: Fun for all ages. Home to fossils of dinosaurs and a blue whale, and includes the Hayden Planetarium where you can watch IMAX movies of space.  
  • Central Park: Stroll around adjacent Central Park after a day at the museum.
  • Pure Thai Cookhouse: Head down to the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood (just south of UWS) for Pure Thai’s Pad Thai made with handmade noodles.

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