It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: our 29th annual roundup of the very best the region has to offer. From the best bistros and boutiques, to the coolest cupcakes, to wineries that will wow you, our list will help visitors and residents alike identify the many wonderful things to see, do, eat, and drink in the beautiful Hudson Valley.
How did we choose all of these winners? First, our readers weighed in. The online balloting began in February — and boy, did we hear from you guys. Thousands of you voted for your favorites, and many of you returned to help your picks make it through the elimination rounds. In addition, our team of writers and editors spent the whole year sipping and sampling, tasting and testing, debating and discussing. It’s a hard job, but we’re happy to do it. We’re even happier to share the results with you here.
By Rosemary O. Fernandez, Mary Forsell, Jennifer Leba, Jillian Phipps, and Polly Sparling