Over Memorial Day Weekend, we took a trip to The Hudson Valley for a mini vacation. This darling town was overflowing with charm. While there, we visited some lovely shops and stops – and I want to share our favorite places with you so that you can plan a weekend trip of your own!
We planned to attend Field + Supply, an artisan craft and food market that I have been seeing all over Instagram. Timing lined up for us to make this year’s event and it did not disappoint.
We stayed in a hotel that was converted from a historic old candle factory, called The Wick. It is located within walking distance from the main street, meaning that you could easily enjoy your weekend without needing to get in a car. While we didn’t take advantage of this perk, The Wick (and most of the town), is Fido-friendly, so no need to leave your furry friend at home.
There was no shortage of super cute shops in Hudson. I love to pick up fun finds while traveling. I look for both old vintage items and newer artisan pieces. The Red Chair (old) feels like an old French flea market and Clove & Creek (new) is a highly curated home goods boutique. Both top my list for “must see” stops. Other beautiful shops that you should visit are MINNA, The Quiet Botanist and The Antique Warehouse. There were dozens of great shops on Warren Street that definitely deserve a wander!
We didn’t have a bad meal in Hudson. We munched on delicious sourdough pizza at Baba Louie. We ate all the appetizers at Feast & Floret. We sipped all the drinks at Hudson Valley Brewery. All of that was GOOD – but our favorite restaurant was La Perche, a French bakery and bistro. It was so nice, we ate there twice! There menu is very vegetarian friendly.
Talbott & Arding is a great spot for picking up a weekend worth of groceries, artisan cheese, provisions or tasty treats. For more sweets, try Verdigris Tea & Chocolate or Culture Cream. Last but certainly not least, be sure to grab a drink and a good book (yes, you read that right) at Spotty Dog Books & Ale. This was a surprise hit on the trip, we wandered across what looked to be an old bookstore, but we were delighted to see a full bar inside. It was a unique mix of interests for sure! Alex was in heaven.
On our way home, we made a quick stop at Wildflower Farms for a delicious brunch with a scenic view. I’m a fan of Auberge Resorts and love to pop in for a meal whenever I’m near one.
Hudson certainly won me over – and if you need a few days away, I would highly recommend making the trip!