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Weekend Escape: Hudson, NY

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Our hearts belong to NYC, but sometimes the noise and crowded streets are A LOT to handle (#stressed), and we crave a little time away…

Enter, Hudson, NY. It’s a refreshing little gem of town, ideal for a NYC weekend escape. A two hour train from Grand Central takes you to this quiet, picturesque town on the river, that has all of your relaxing and re-charging needs. Bring your girls or your S.O for a few days of excellent dining, vintage haunts and hip coffee shops galore. Two days of wholesome fun in Hudson is all you need before returning to the city that never sleeps…

 

Check out our favs below, and today’s by CHLOE Instagram Story for more!

 

Stay:

The Rivertown Lodge is an old movie theater converted into a hotel. Using local craftsmen and vintage Ebay finds, the owners outfitted their space into a minimalistic oasis. Complete with free-flowing, always-fresh & complimentary coffee, bikes to roam around town, and an excellent, all locally-sourced brunch, we dare you to find something wrong with this place…You’ll have to pry our hands off of the charming and quaint, mid-century bed post if you ever want us to leave.

Eat:

Wm Farmer & Sons. Take a 20 minute stroll from the Lodge down the main street, Warren Street. Cozy-up in the dimly lit barroom and be served by bartenders wearing suspenders. Get the Shishito Peppers and the “No Meat and Three (Veggies)” plate, and a few Prescription Julep Cocktails (they use a recipe circa 1857!).

Feeling more adventurous? With pink, green and neon-sign decor, Lil Deb’s Oasis is SOOOO “us”… and will fill all of your tropical comfort-food dreams.

Drink:

The place is stinkin’ with amazing coffee shops. Try Moto Coffee Machine and be prepared to sip your morning drip with people way cooler than you. Oh, and the motorcycle shop in the back (where vintage bikes are given makeovers by one of the owners) is hard to miss.

Looking for something a litter stiffer? The Spotty Dog- Books & Ale is pretty self-explanatory-ly awesome. Booze yourself among rows of books, and check out their events page for DJ’s, poetry and trivia nights.

Visit:

There are plenty of hikes in the area, but if you really want to feel like the local that you aren’t, visit the nearby town of Leeds, NY. Go to the post office and walk 5 minutes down a dirt path to the coolest natural swimming hole EVER! Stop by the retro, Gracie’s Luncheonette down the street for a veggie wrap on your way out of town!

Looking for other cool destinations around the area? Check out our guide to Beacon, NY here, and Phoenicia, NY here!