Beacon is a quick, fun, and easy trip to do if you’re looking to get out of the city. Filled with art and cute little shops, Beacon can easily be seen in a day!
Dia:Beacon has been on my list for a while. Originally founded to help artists achieve visionary projects that might not otherwise be realized because of scale or scope, it now hosts artists ranging from Flavin to Warhol. Coming from the greek word “through”, Dia:Beacon has helped transform the city into a vibrant arts destination.
HUDSON BEACH GLASS
Located in a restored firehouse a short walk from Dia: Beacon, this locally owned shop offers handblown glass ornament making. Make sure to book ahead because they were sold out a month out! They also take a limited amount of walk-ins.
WALK ALONG MAINSTREET
Along main street has some cute stores – including a make-your-own-soda pop place/soap shop, an old school movie theatre, a tequila bar, and more quaint shops. Make sure to stop by the Roudhouse to see the waterfalls!
The Roundhouse was at the top of the list for its views of the waterfall and cozy lounge vibes. Definitely recommend the lounge instead of the dining room (where it is usually closed for private events) because of the cozy winter vibes.
GLAZED OVER DONUTS
Love how you can pick your base, topping, and drizzle and make your own donut. You can even watch in the back them making the donuts for you!
BANK SQUARE COFFEEHOUSE
Located at the strart of main street, I highly recommend the Vanilla Chai! (Almost everyone on line got it , that’s when you know its good).
- Homespun foods: located on mainstreet and one location in the Dia:Beacon, I recommend getting the Vietnamese sandwich. They also have a nice outdoor area in the back.
- Beacon Bath & Bubble LLC: Fun handmade soap, bath bombs, and make your own soda-pop-floats.
- Hudson Valley Marshmallow Company: homemade marshmallows and smores!
- Tito’s Tacos: didn’t go but heard great things!
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