Art, history and cuisine amid legendary landscapes
A groovy experience awaits at the museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, celebrating the 1969 Woodstock music festival site. Its outdoor amphitheater also offers concerts and performances of all kinds.
The Delaware River provides hours of enjoyment, like kayaking and canoeing with Lander's River Trips, or just taking in the beautiful scenery along the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. Hamlets along the river offer upscale lodging, restaurants and shopping experiences that you would never expect.
Numerous unique lodging experiences are available, from contemporary hotels to B&B's and full-service resorts. For example, explore the historic Mohonk Mountain House with a hike, meal, spa treatment or overnight stay, or find a whole new meaning for campy staying in one of the creeksides themed cozy cabins of Kate's Lazy Meadow, created by Kate Pierson of the B-52's.
Literature and art come alive at: Sunnyside, the home of Legend of Sleepy Hollow author Washington Irving in Tarrytown; Olana, home of Hudson River School painter Frederick Church; the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, home of famous Depression-era painter; the Storm King Art Center, one of the world's leading sculpture parks, in New Windsor, and The Fields Sculpture Parkat Art Omi International Arts Center in Ghent; and Dia: Beaconwith its extensive contemporary art collection in a former Nabisco box-printing plant.
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More than a restaurant, you can have a unique culinary experience. Attend a course, take a tour or simply enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the many restaurants at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, home to the most Certified Master Chefs of any culinary college in the world. Or tour the gardens and greenhouse, explore the trails and feast on the fresh local fare in the Blue Hill Restaurant at theStone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Pocantico Hills.
Stroll along Warren Street in Hudson, a mecca for antique lovers known all over the world with over 80 shops and galleries. Creative dining experiences - often maximizing fresh local ingredients - also await, including at the Red Dot, host of many LGBT special events.