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Best things to do in Hyde Park

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Trade School
“Great restaurants on premises from the next rising stars in the culinary world!”
80 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Absolutely beautiful mansion & drivethrough area with picnic benches, parking, and a breathtaking view of the Hudson. ”
56 locals recommend
Museum
“The first presidential library was planned and designed by Roosevelt in the Dutch Colonial style and houses his official papers, books, and other memorabilia, as well as the papers of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The library’s study was the scene of several of the president’s popular “fireside chats.” It remains as it was when FDR used it during his third and fourth terms. Museum exhibits focus on all aspects of FDR’s life, from his boyhood through his presidency, including the desk he used in the Oval Office, and his 1936 Ford Phaeton. Additional exhibits trace the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Roosevelt. ”
48 locals recommend
Park
“This is a national park not too far from us and totally worth a visit! See FDRs home, and an amazing museum, films and grounds.”
30 locals recommend
Museum
“The property encompasses 181 acres of land, buildings and other historic features that Eleanor Roosevelt called Val-Kill”
15 locals recommend
Cinema
“Family-run drive-in open since 1950, showing current feature films on an 82-ft. screen.”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Retro chrome & neon diner with classic American fare & cocktails plus 24-hour service on weekends. I love to go here on weekends for breakfast. ”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Live music in the evenings, unique beer selection, delicious food, and amazing people in a relaxed environment”
6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“5 minutes South on Route 9. Fresh baked goods and excellent seafood choices. ”
3 locals recommend
Park
“If you want to hang in Kingston, Stone Ridge or New Paltz one day there is a hiking trail by that area that I love! It’s a small less trafficked trail that meanders around a creek and then opens up to the Hudson River. You can’t swim there but it’s so beautiful, cool and a great place to picnic! It’s one of my favorite hikes. ”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Farm to table restaurant, many dishes made from ingredients from Hudson Valley and Catskill farms, great wine selection. Highly recommend their fabulous cocktails! ”
6 locals recommend
Park
“These 1,000 acres include hiking trails, campgrounds, a public golf course & a river marina”
4 locals recommend
Park
“Fascinating glimpse (guided tour) into FDR's world, with a walk around the beautiful grounds. ”
2 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“This is our best local wine shop in Hyde Park, with a full selection of liquor as well. Knowledgeable staff and friendly.”
4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“There are three student-run restaurants (Italian, French, and American) plus a great bakery on the campus of the Culinary Institute of America. Make reservations before you come! Some restaurants closed weekends.”
2 locals recommend
Store
“This is a terrific multi-vendor local antiques mall. They've got furniture, paintings, "smalls," collectibles, and who-knows-what for every budget and taste. The room directly behind the front counter is run by Don, a retired local police lieutenant who specializes in antique Chinese and Japanese porcelain. He likes to chat, but he's super interesting. ”
3 locals recommend