Bundle up the kids in their coats and earmuffs and get ready for a magical event unlike any other. Steeped in centuries-old traditions that were brought to the Hudson Valley by the Dutch settlers in the 1600s, the Sinterklaas Festival in Rhinebeck is a magical, day-long celebration of the community's children.
The holiday season truly is “the most wonderful time of the year” in the Hudson Valley, and Dutchess County’s many Colonial homesteads and Gilded Age mansions are getting decked out in their most festive décor for the occasion. Warm your heart and set your holiday spirit aglow with a visit to any of these historic sites and great estates and learn about the people, events and cultures that have shaped the region’s rich history.
Gather your family and make the season merry with a trip to one of our breathtaking Dutchess County Christmas tree farms! Choose and cut the perfect centerpiece to your decorated home during the holidays. Enjoy a magical day in the great outdoors at these bucolic Hudson Valley farms.
The holidays are right around the corner once the calendar flips to November, and New York’s Hudson Valley has its own, distinctive charm at this time of year. There are many exciting experiences waiting for you here in Dutchess County this month! Here is a sampling of what November has in store for you, 10 can’t-miss events that showcase the best of what Dutchess has to offer!
With spirits soaring and holiday cheer all around, December truly is an enchanting time of year in New York’s Hudson Valley. Here in Dutchess County, there are plenty of attractions throughout Dutchess County that will warm your heart and brighten your day. Here’s a look at some more can’t-miss Dutchess experiences in December.
'Tis the season for all things cozy and warm. One of our favorite accompaniments to a holiday movie or gift wrapping is hot cocoa. Create a cup from fresh, local Dutchess County ingredients for a treat that's so simple you won't go back to the powdered stuff!
The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Dutchess County is the perfect destination for unique gifts, artisanal food, specialty products and memorable experiences. Our staff is sharing their favorite places to purchase the perfect presents.
Antiquing is a wonderful way to explore the Hudson Valley’s charming cities and towns. In Dutchess County, stroll along Main Streets full of eclectic antique shops, thrift stores, record shops and more. Search for the perfect gifts for the holidays, or inject your home with a bit of vintage character—after all, every item found at one of these shopping destinations has a story of its own.
Read on for the best Dutchess County towns to visit for antiquing!
When the clock strikes midnight on New Years Eve, raise your glass and cheers with one of these local pours. Dutchess County is home to some wonderful wineries, offering a variety of sparkling beverages perfect for the occasion.
Any time is a good time for coffee. But, as the weather cools and seasonal flavors hit local menus, there’s nothing better than cozying up with an espresso, a flavored latte or a cappuccino (and more). We’re rounding up our Top 10 coffee shops in Dutchess County (in no particular order)!
As fall foliage fades, and crisp temperatures sweep Dutchess County, planning a cozy getaway sounds more and more enticing. Winter is the perfect time to escape, even if it’s within driving distance! Pack the car, unplug, and hit the road for a slower pace on this Winter Road Trip to some of Dutchess’ quaint towns.
The closing out of one year and the beginning of another is a great opportunity to set goals for the coming months. We know these past few years have been challenging. Take a moment to reflect on 2023. Did you accomplish the things you wanted? Whether you’ve been trying to get healthier, conquer a fear, or just tackle something new, it’s never too late. We’ve compiled a list of goals for 2024 that may help inspire yours!
Valentine's Day is a great reminder to celebrate the ones we love, but it's not the only night of the year for romantic outings! Read on for perfect date night pairings: top-notch Hudson Valley cuisine and unique arts experiences.
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