Best Of Hudson Valley 2011

It’s the silver anniversary of our annual guide to the Hudson Valley’s greatest assets, as chosen by our readers (and editors — we couldn’t resist). Here are the hottest dining spots, the most prized places to get pampered, the coolest activities for kids — as well as new and noteworthy people, places, and things throughout the Valley



It’s here! Our compendium of the crème de la crème of Valley life celebrates its silver anniversary with this issue. For 25 straight years, you — our loyal readers — have cast your vote for the region’s finest. Now, there are more than 200 categories: B&Bs and bakeries, pizza joints and plant stores, upscale restaurants and urban-chic boutiques. Rounding out the list are our editors’ picks, which showcase new and notable people, places, products, and trends that (in our humble opinion) deserve your attention. So turn the page to discover exactly why living in the Hudson Valley is so darn wonderful.

best food

Food & Drink

Best of Hudson Valley 2011: Best Restaurants, Food & Drink in the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY
PLUS: Readers’ Picks, including Best Restaurants (by county, cuisine, and atmosphere)                                                                  
best shopping

Shopping

Best of Hudson Valley 2011: Best Shopping, Boutiques, and Stores in the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY
PLUS: Readers’ Picks, including Best Bargain Shopping, Furniture Store, and Boutique
best health and beauty

Health & Beauty

Best of Hudson Valley 2011: Best Salons, Spas, Health and Beauty Stores in the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY
PLUS: Readers’ Picks, including Best Day Spa, Manicure/Pedicure, Beauty Salon, and Health Club
best kids and pets

Kids & Pets

Best of Hudson Valley 2011: Best Kids Programs and Pet Stores in the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY
PLUS: Readers’ Picks, including Best Toy Store, Baby/Children’s Boutique, Pet Store, and Place to Eat with Kids
best fun

Fun

Best of Hudson Valley 2011: Best Concerts, Fairs, and Fun Things to Do in the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY
PLUS: Readers’ Picks, including Best Fair, Scenic Hike, Bike Trail, Place for a Picnic, and Outdoor Venue for Plays and Concerts
best people

People

Best of Hudson Valley 2011: Best Actors, Chefs, Musicians, and People in the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY
PLUS: Readers’ Picks, including Best Actor/Actress, New Band, Author, Morning Show Personality, and Politician

 

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