Include Dutchess in Your 2023 Goals

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 2022. 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 2023 that may help inspire yours!

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A First-Timer's Guide to Dutchess County

Covering 800 square miles in the heart of New York State’s Hudson Valley Region, Dutchess County delivers an abundance of breathtaking natural beauty, world-renowned dining and farm-to-table culinary experiences. With a storied history of empire builders, visionaries and artists, we’re the perfect place to discover America’s rich heritage. Here in “New York’s Backyard,” you’ll find a year-round playground for outdoor adventurers and food enthusiasts, history buffs and culture vultures — there’s something for everyone.

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Stay Longer for Less with "Stay in Dutchess" Deals

With Stay in Dutchess deals, you can turn that overnight trip into a three-day excursion, that weekend jaunt into an unforgettable week-long escape to the bucolic, yet sophisticated, Hudson Valley.

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Local Dutchess County Hot Cocoa

'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!

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Top 10 Local Shops for Book Lovers

Getting lost in the aisles of a local bookstore is only one of the many charming things you can do in Dutchess. Explore the nooks and crannies of our Top 10 Bookstores. 

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Top 10 January Events in Dutchess

Winter, spring, summer and fall – exciting adventures are always in season here in Dutchess County! With so many fascinating places to visit and interesting things to do, New York’s Hudson Valley truly is a year-round travel hot spot. Outdoor excursions, cozy getaways, a vibrant nightlife and world-class dining – you'll find all that and more. Consider these events as you plan your stay this January, and let the beauty and wonder of Dutchess County warm your soul.  

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Antiquing in Dutchess: The Best Destinations for Vintage Shopping

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!

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Top 10 Coffee Shops in Dutchess

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)!

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Top 10 Boutique Hotels and BnBs in Dutchess

Whether it's nature, culture or romance you're seeking, Dutchess has it all. Explore our Top 10 Boutique Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts for your perfect getaway.

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Winter Road Trip to These Quaint Towns

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.

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Top 10 Dutchess County Events in February

It’s certainly easy to begin daydreaming about the forthcoming springtime once February rolls around – but wait! Winter in the wondrous Hudson Valley has a charm all its own, and here in Dutchess County, there are so many sights and experiences that are guaranteed to captivate your heart and warm your soul. From world-class cuisine and masterful works of art to breathtaking views and fascinating history, Dutchess has it all. Check out this list of the Top 10 February events in Dutchess County and embrace the tranquility of winter in the Hudson Valley.

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Top 10 Uniquely Dutchess Valentine’s Events

Love is in the air here in the Hudson Valley, as Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and here is a list of can’t-miss, uniquely Dutchess Valentine’s experiences that are guaranteed to sweep that special someone off his or her feet.

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