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Beauty & Shopping

Love to shop until you drop? If so, the Hudson Valley is the place for you. In a region with such an abundance of talented makers, it's hardly a surprise that there are more than a few one-of-a-kind boutiques, brands, and markets to peruse. Bookmark this page for everything from gift guides to new-in businesses, the latest beauty happenings, and so much more.


Health is a big deal in the Hudson Valley. Not only is our region packed to the brim with top-tier medical centers, but it's also a hub for alternative health and wellness. Plus, did we mention the wealth of gyms, Pilates centers, and yoga studios that dot our 10 counties? Whatever health and wellness looks like for you, the Hudson Valley has you covered.


History lovers flock to the Hudson Valley — and for good reason. The Hudson River region is a hub for historic happenings of all sorts, and local institutions and museums continue to share those tales of the past today. As a major site for Revolutionary War events, the area was marked by the presence of integral figures (both good and not so good) like George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Of course, that's just the start. Throughout the years, the Hudson Valley has played a major role in everything from ice yachting and whaling to the legendary gangster Dutch Schultz's rise and fall. Here's where you can dive headfirst into the stories of yesteryear in the region.


There's always something new happening in the Hudson Valley. That's why were here to keep you informed with the latest news and updates impacting the community. From major awards to significant developments to exciting additions, there's so much to discover when it comes to local news in the Hudson River region.


The Hudson Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the world to get married (and no, we're not exaggerating). After all, where else can you experience four full seasons of idyllic vistas filled with majestic mountains, verdant forests, and rippling rivers and creeks? Plus, when it comes to picking a venue, there's truly something for everyone. Whether you prefer indoors or outdoors, industrial or waterfront, all-in-one or country chic, there's bound to be a venue that will make your wedding-day dreams come true. Along with venues galore, our wedding guide has everything you need to plan the perfect day for "I dos." Scroll through our pages for breathtaking bridal gowns, real weddings, top-notch caterers, and so much more.

Inside the Lead-up to the American Revolution in the Hudson Valley

As the 250th anniversary of America's independence draws closer, we take a look at the early days of the rebellion.

This Kinderhook Shop Blends Hudson Valley History and Local Charm

Mercantile at the Vanderpoel House melds a boutique experience with history in Kinderhook.  

Follow These Memorial Day Barbecue and Grill Safety Tips

These grill safety tips will help you enjoy a safe Memorial Day weekend and a smooth summer grilling season.

Callicoon Is a Hotspot for Dining and Culture in Sullivan County

This once-sleepy Sullivan County hamlet has both country charm and an up-and-coming downtown. Take a drive and check out all that’s new.

Gardenheir Delights With Garden Goodies in Windham

Cultivating a cool new kind of garden store, Gardenheir puts down roots in Windham.
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These Hudson Valley Wedding Venues Have Dazzling Waterside Views

Whether you want to be lakeside or riverfront, these Hudson Valley wedding venues offer breathtaking water views for your big day.

9 Graduation Gifts Any Hudson Valley Grad Would Love

These graduation gift ideas from local makers and businesses are sure to be a hit for the grad in your life.

7 Accessories to Pick up for the Perfect Hudson Valley Bike Ride

Looking to make the most of your tour? Check out these expert-recommended biking accessories.

North Front Gallery Is a Gem for Furniture Lovers in Kingston

Fashion-industry veteran Markus Scheffler pursues a new passion: Designing and selling heirloom-quality furniture in Kingston.

These Top Dentists Offer Expert Care in the Hudson Valley in 2024

Our annual guide to over 150 of the Hudson Valley's most respected dental health professionals, as chosen by their peers.
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Our Excellence in Nursing Awards take place on May 1!

Our Best of Hudson Valley ballot is open through March 31!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

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