Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountains Make Fodor's 2015 Go List

From rich culture to stunning scenery, here's what to discover — or rediscover — around the region


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Fodor’s, the world’s largest English language travel publication, has released its annual “Go List” of the top 25 places to visit in 2015, featuring locations from the Arctic to Australia, and this year the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains made the list.

This is no small accomplishment — the national competition alone is extensive, plus the list covers six continents and highlights destinations for every type of trip, such as natural wonders in Iceland to exquisite colonial cities in Vietnam.

But the region’s natural beauty and rich culture led Fodor’s to call the Hudson Valley “impossible to ignore.” It singled out our area's wine production, geography, historic significance, and a growing dining and farmers’ market scene as particularly excellent.

Need to find your way around?

Browse through our Certified Hudson Valley page that displays an extensive list of food and beverage businesses who are members of the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance.

blueberries from a farmers' market
Photograph by Leslie Long

The Hudson Valley is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts for skiing and hiking, and history buffs can enjoy touring the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site as well as the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (See our 16 Moments That Shaped the Hudson Valley here.) For more local outdoor options, check out our Outdoors Guide, or head over to our Catskills Guide for maps, boutique resorts, and hiking options in the Catskills. 

Also, don’t forget to check out the 2014 Best of Hudson Valley winners, who help make this region so lovely.

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