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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Museum
“In 2003, a 300,000-square-foot former Nabisco box factory on Beacon’s waterfront was converted into this cutting-edge contemporary art museum. Fantastic Art Collection. If you have a strong interest in Contemporary Art- this is a MUST. As good as any NYC museums. 45 minutes drive from Kingston. ”
  • 148 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious food and comfortable place to hang out. Great music often times on the weekend.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Trail
“Fun hike with some scrambling. Can be slightly challenging, so wear the right shoes! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“Favored spot among locals for a large variety of beers on draft, good pub food and barbeque, and live music.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bakery
“The bad news: the most popular bakery in town is gluten-free. The good news: the pastries and desserts are good enough to almost make you forget that’s the case.”
  • 44 locals recommend
School
“A historic academy educating Army officers with great autumn football and summer jazz concerts.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The patio is great in the warmer days and the lounge is wonderful for a cocktail and/or snacks!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Trail
“This steep but quick hike takes you straight up the mountain for more stunning views of the Hudson Valley. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“Historic property with an amazing view of the Hudson River. Stop by and walk around after the farmers market (next door).”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
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“Hudson Hil’s is the restaurant that will convince you to buy property in Cold Spring. This is a daytime cafe that serves super fresh, locally-sourced food and employs some of the nicest people we’ve met in restaurants.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fantastic farm-fresh meals by creative local chef Brian Arnoff. Our favorite restaurant in Beacon! Delicious and creative farm-to-table cuisine. Reserve ahead, this place is popular!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
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“Homey casual choice for a tasty breakfast or lunch. Try their quiches, sandwiches or the creamy French toast for a sweet treat!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Food
“This is a great place to try new beers (mostly sour) and hang out in a casual atmosphere with both townies and tourists!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“This is Beacon’s go-to indie coffee shop. As you might expect of a coffee shop around here, it’s an exceedingly cozy place for a latte (or a beer) while you plot your next move around town.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“The food is very good and the desserts are home made. Or just go to the lounge for a drink and free music (and drop some money in the kitty for the musicians. !) Or check out the main live music events here. Some great bands wind up at this mainstay of the music world!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beacon natural market will have all of your health food store basics. It can be a bit pricey but very convenient! There is also a farmers market in Cold Spring on Saturdays and in Beacon on Sundays.”
  • 22 locals recommend