Best Of Hudson Valley 2012

Our annual checklist of the most fabulous stuff that the Hudson Valley has to offer. From bistros and boutiques to garden centers and golf pros, Pilates to pet stores, cupcakes to cocktails, our 200-plus winners make life in the Valley simply the best



IT’S HERE! After months of tallying our readers’ ballots — and scouring the region to discover what’s especially new and noteworthy — we give you our annual Best of Hudson Valley issue. Below, you’ll find more than 200 A-plus recommendations on where to eat, shop, and spend your free time. We also introduce you to some of the area’s most interesting people, from well-known politicians to musicians and philanthropists. Scanning through these entries should leave no doubt why the Valley is an exceptional place to call home.

best food and drink

Food & Drink

Best of Hudson Valley 2012: Best Restaurants, Food and 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 2012: 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 2012: 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 2012: 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 2012: Best Concerts, Fairs, and Fun Things to Do in the Hudson Valley, Upstate NY
PLUS: Readers’ Picks, including Best Singles Scene, Scenic Hike, Bike Trail, Place for a Picnic, and Outdoor Venue for Plays and Concerts
best people

People

Best of Hudson Valley 2012: 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
dylan emmett band

Web Exclusive: Best Of Hudson Valley 2012 Music Videos

Best of Hudson Valley 2012: Watch music videos from this year’s “Best Multitalented Musician” E’lissa Jones and “Best Band About to Make It Big,” The Dylan Emmet Band

 

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