Overnight in upstate New York
A trip to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets® is a must for anyone looking for the best shopping New York has to offer. However, one day at Woodbury might not be enough. With 250 stores, and savings up to 65%, you may not be finished with your shopping by the end of the day. Luckily, Woodbury Common is on the doorstep to some beautiful small towns that are definitely worth a visit. Enjoy a night out of the city and slow down in this beautiful part of upstate New York.
Located in the Hudson Valley, this area is known for its quaint towns, antique stores, art galleries and abundance of beautiful scenery along the Hudson River. It’s no wonder the area is a popular weekend getaway for Manhattanites – this is a side of New York you won’t want to miss. Here’s our pick on where to visit.
Cold Spring Valley
Cold Spring is a charming 19th century town sitting on the Hudson River. The main street is lined with antique shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, art galleries, and buildings that predate the American Civil War. This is a truly perfect place to experience small-town America.
Cold Spring is a short 30-minute drive from Woodbury Common. After a huge day of shopping come and unwind in this quaint town. Where Main Street meets the river you’ll find the Hudson House Inn, with views of the Hudson and surrounding mountains, this is the ideal way to spend your night in Cold Spring.
To experience the natural beauty of this area, wander through Stonecrop Gardens or take a hike in the Hudson Highlands. For a slice of American history, head to the Boscobel House Museum – which showcases architecture and interiors from early 19th century period.
Take a short 30-minute drive from Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and you’ll find yourself in the city of Beacon. This once-industrial mill town is now an artsy cultural hub with an array of restaurants, bars and distilleries, live music venues, and art galleries. If you’re looking to see the hip side of upstate New York, Beacon is not to be missed.
The must see while you’re in Beacon is Dia:Beacon. This 1920’s box printing factory has been converted into a huge contemporary museum, showcasing modern sculptures and installations in its many galleries. Dia:Beacon’s opening in 2003 ushered in an artistic and cultural rebirth in the town of Beacon.
A walk along Beacon’s Main Street and you’ll see why Beacon is known as the “coolest small town” in America. You’ll find galleries, quirky boutiques, vintage clothing stores, and an abundance of places to eat and drink. Head to Kitchen Sink for an up-market diner experience and stop by Denning’s Point Distillery to enjoy some locally crafted artisanal spirits. While you’re there be sure to try Denning’s award-winning Beacon Bourbon.