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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 Gallery
“Fantastic sculpture park. Great place to stop on your way to or from the city.”
  • 144 locals recommend
School
“A historic academy educating Army officers with great autumn football and summer jazz concerts.”
  • 30 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.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If you’re looking for some semblance of a date-night feel, Brasserie Le Bouchon is about your only option in Cold Spring. It sort of feels like the love child of a Little Italy spot and a French bistro, and it’s charming - albeit also a little bit cheesy. The food can be hit or miss, but the French onion soup is a good thing to eat on a chilly day.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hearty North Italian Fare. Lovely outdoor patio, with river view. Closed on Mondays FYI No credit cards”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“History Department Motto; —“Much of the history we teach was made by the people we taught”— History, you actually feel it when you enter West Point! The Visitors Tour is a must! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“An excellent choice for brunch, lunch or dinner, within walking distance from Riverview Retreat.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The estate and modernist home of late industrial designer Russel Wright. Take a tour of the home and property or just enjoy the beautiful walking trails, designed by Wright himself.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food
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“There’s one main street in Cold Spring - filled with charming cafes, antique shops, and design stores that look like they belong in a much bigger city - and after you walk the entirety of it, you’re going to want some ice cream. Get it at Moo Moo’s, then walk across the street to the park on the river for an extremely scenic ice cream experience.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Hourly, daily kayak rentals, guided or individual outings on the Hudson river. Within walking distance from Riverview Retreat. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Located up the hill at the stoplight, this restaurant has a bit of a pub feel to it and offers tasty burgers and American fare. Saturday nights you can typically find live music. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“In the middle of the great town of Cold Spring. Fun speakeasy behind a barbershop. Walk to the river for views.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“nice beach on the Hudson, with an easy trail loop. Hoot Music Festival takes place there in Sept”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Want to feel like you’re living in a different century? Eat lunch at Cold Spring Depot, the restaurant directly next to the train tracks. The American food is decent, but mostly, there’s something thrilling about eating a burger while a train goes by right in front of you. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Hair Care
“lovely space, with handmade bath and beauty items Hair salon and spa in the store along with coffee shop”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“lovely well maintained trail with information and features about the Foundry”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“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.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you’re looking for some semblance of a date-night feel, Brasserie Le Bouchon is about your only option in Cold Spring. It sort of feels like the love child of a Little Italy spot and a French bistro, and it’s charming - albeit also a little bit cheesy. The food can be hit or miss, but the French onion soup is a good thing to eat on a chilly day.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hearty North Italian Fare. Lovely outdoor patio, with river view. Closed on Mondays FYI No credit cards”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An excellent choice for brunch, lunch or dinner, within walking distance from Riverview Retreat.”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Located up the hill at the stoplight, this restaurant has a bit of a pub feel to it and offers tasty burgers and American fare. Saturday nights you can typically find live music. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Want to feel like you’re living in a different century? Eat lunch at Cold Spring Depot, the restaurant directly next to the train tracks. The American food is decent, but mostly, there’s something thrilling about eating a burger while a train goes by right in front of you. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just steps from the Hudson River. The building's 2nd floor doubles as an inn that has been in operation for almost 200 years. Check out one of their dining rooms if you are looking for steaks, fresh market fish, or pub fare. They also offer prix fixe menu and Sunday Lunch and Sunday Brunch menus. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful setting Great place for a glass of wine and appetizers. Dinner is a bit pricey for what they offer.”
  • 7 locals recommend

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