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Top Things to Do During Hotel Week

Publish Date: 2020-01-13

Running from Jan. 19 through Feb. 2, 2020, Dutchess Hotel Week 2020 features over a dozen lodging properties offering a discounted stay. There are plenty of activities this time of year in Dutchess County. Plan your winter getaway today:

Embrace the Outdoors

Take to the ice and lace up those skates for some winter fun at locations like Bowdoin Park, Tymor Park and Taconic State Park – Rudd Pond! Please note that you will need to bring your own skates and some rinks are only open pending appropriate weather conditions.

Don’t let some chilly temps scare you away from outdoor activity – many parks and trails are open year-round for hiking and cross-country skiing! Choose from 75 parks across the County. Use Dutchess County Government’s Parks & Trails website to filter by trail difficulty, surface and length.

Enjoy the Craft Beverage Scene

Cozy up at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery for their Chili Weather Weekends. With the fireplace roaring in their taproom, it’s the perfect way to beat those winter blues!

Maybe beer is more your style – we’ve got you covered! Choose from a number of local breweries for sipping on classic brews or unique flavors. Head to Sloop Brewing Co. @ The Factory to try their selection of IPAs paired with awesome bar food and handcrafted pizzas. Take to the Queen City for a hangout at King’s Court Brewing Company with everything from a peanut butter porter to a Kolsh style ale. Or try one of the latest to join our Dutchess County craft beverage community at Industrial Arts Brewing Company in Beacon.

Taste Something New

Ever wonder where the world’s most famous chefs are trained? Take a student-led tour of The Culinary Institute of America’s campus and dine in one of their on-site restaurants.

Take a trip out to eastern Dutchess where it’s always tea time at Harney & Son’s Millerton Shop where you can treat yourself to a delicious lunch and take your pick from 250 varieties in their tasting bar and lounge.

Enjoy dining at some local favorites like Essie’s Restaurant in Poughkeepsie that features global flavors from Executive Chef Brandon Walker’s Caribbean and American South roots. Try out Heritage Food + Drink in Wappingers Falls where the menu highlights a mix of classics and new dishes, inspired by different types of cuisine and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Add the charming village of Rhinebeck to your itinerary and eat at Terrapin – a former church turned New American restaurant committed to local, organic, authentic dining.

Treats for the Eyes and Ears

Don’t miss Howland Chamber Music Circle’s Piano Festival at the Howland Cultural Center. On January 26, attend internationally acclaimed pianist Danny Driver’s concert.

Rhinebeck Theater Society’s final performance of Neil Simon’s “Rumors” is on January 19 at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, or enjoy CENTERstage Production’s take on “Tikkun” – a new drama by Roselee Blooston – January 24-26.

Celebrate Vassar College's annual festival of arts exploration, now in its 18th season, at Modfest 2020. A number of visual and performing arts events - from film screenings to Grammy-nominated vocal ensembles - take place January 30 - February 2.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

The holiday season may be behind us, but what’s stopping you from treating yourself?! Dutchess is home of countless locally owned boutiques and shops. For the ladies out there looking to add a special item to their wardrobe, check out Elizabeth Boutique in Poughkeepsie.

Reservoir in Beacon is perfect for gifts and clothing for the whole family – with items like winter apparel, candles, home décor and more!

If you’re a sucker for antiquing, we’ve got plenty of that here! Find gems and collectibles at places like the Hyde Park Antique Center, the Antique Center at Rhinebeck or Millbrook Antique Center. Browse a complete list of shopping destinations here.

For more information about Hotel Week and to browse participating hotels, click here.

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