Things to Do

Arts & Culture

If arts and culture are what you seek, then the Hudson Valley is the place for you. The region is packed to the brim with things to do throughout the year, so there's truly something for every interest. Whether you're a native Hudson Valleyite or a newcomer to the area, you'll love exploring the dozens of museums that dot towns along the river. Throughout the year, keep an eye out for artistic festivals and intriguing plays, not to mention art galleries, upcoming performances, and exciting cultural offerings. There's always something fun to do in the Hudson Valley.

Day Trip Guides

The Hudson Valley is a dream for day trips. The sheer abundance of idyllic towns in the region means there's always somewhere new to discover (or rediscover, if you've been to the town before). Perhaps the most exciting part of life along the Hudson River is that it's everchanging, with new businesses and eateries popping up each day. Whether you're a local or visitor to the Hudson Valley, use our day trip guides as a starting point for your adventures through fan-favorite towns like Beacon, Cold Spring, and Rhinebeck or waterfront destinations like Coxsackie, Nyack, or Piermont (and that's just the start). Of course, if you uncover something new while you're in town, so much the better — that's the point of a day trip, after all.

Outdoors Guide

Few things are more delightful than jaunts into the great outdoors in the Hudson Valley. Adventures outside are an all-seasons affair in the region, and there's always something new and exciting to do. Spring and summer bring camping, craft fairs, drive-in movies, and fishing, while fall and winter are all about leaf peeping, skiing, and snowboarding. Hiking in the Hudson Valley is a year-round favorite, which is why we have more than a few guides to the top trails in the region. There are also picture-perfect bike trails, sunny swimming holes, and autumnal adventures galore. The only thing left to decide, then, is where to start?

An Insider’s Guide to July Events in the Hudson Valley

Hudson River tourism directors share their top picks for places to go, sights to see, and things to do throughout the month of July.

Catskill Mountain Shakespeare Kicks off Its Summer Season

Catskill Mountain Shakespeare announces its main stage production of "Julius Caesar" this July, along with a new Youth Company program.

What to Do in Piermont: A 24-Hour Day Trip Guide to the Village

The Rockland County village of Piermont balances scenic Hudson River views with upscale dining venues for the ultimate day trip.

Explore the Hudson Valley Aboard These Riveting River Cruises

Hop aboard a Hudson River cruise to marvel at the region’s many breathtaking historic sites, natural landmarks, and wildlife.

Have a Festive Fourth of July at These Hudson Valley Events

Celebrate America’s independence in style this year at Fourth of July events and weekends across the Hudson Valley.
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These Wellness Events Are Perfect for Summer in the Hudson Valley

Looking for ways to get moving and have fun this summer? Check out these wellness events and activities throughout the Hudson Valley.

Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks Around the Hudson Valley

Celebrate Independence Day and summer across the Hudson Valley with live music, food vendors, and—of course—dazzling fireworks shows.

The Pools at These Hudson Valley Hotels Are Perfect for Summer

Planning a summer getaway? Book a stay at one of the Valley’s boutique hotels and pack your swimsuit to take a dip in the pool.

Visit These County Fairs in the Hudson Valley This Summer

Old-time summer fun is back and better than ever at local fairgrounds, with family amusements, games, rides, and fair food galore.

Celebrate Juneteenth in the Hudson Valley at These Festivities

An annual holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth celebrations enliven the region this June.
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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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