By Jane Beiles
These Best of Hudson Valley businesses and destinations offer everyone the chance to kick back, relax, and have a blast.
The Herwood Inn, Woodstock
Mirbeau Inn & Spa, Rhinebeck
Hotel in the Mountains
Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, Hunter
TAP NY, Bethel
Over one hundred NYS breweries, a food court, and live music all at Bethel Woods? No wonder our readers love TAP. The winning festival is in May; be on the lookout for 2023 tix!
Hotel on the Water
Hutton Brickyards, Kingston
When you really want to get away, we can’t think of a more beautiful spot to be immersed in nature and relax in a luxurious private cabin. There’s also a spa, an excellent restaurant, and endless Hudson views.
DC Sports, Wappingers Falls
Everyone loves a fun round of mini golf with friends. In the Valley, readers flock to DC Sports to play at their two separate courses—a traditional outdoor 18-hole with water features and obstacles, and a smaller (but way cool) indoor 9-hole blacklight course with neon aquatic wallpaper and music.
Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Kerhonkson
Our region is chock-full of beautiful spots to hike, explore, or just relax and eat a peaceful lunch; at this park you can do it all. With several easy access picnic benches scattered throughout the park overlooking Lake Minnewaska, Awosting Falls, or the Shawangunk Ridge, there are plenty of spaces to kick back, have a bite, and soak in the scenery.
Related: Where to Go and What to Bring for a Perfect Picnic in the Hudson Valley