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What to do in Rhinebeck & Red Hook


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Le Petit Bistro – A town staple and a francophiles dream, this sweet little gem is a sure-fire choice – Rhinebeck
Bread Alone – Delicious, honest breads and foods that speak to the best in us – Rhinebeck
Pizzeria Posto – True-to-its-roots wood fired pizza and a lovely outdoor patio. What more could you want? – Rhinebeck
The Amsterdam – The Amsterdam is a New American restaurant serving elevated farm-to-table fare – Rhinebeck
River and Post – Take a step back in time while indulging in some serious eats and drinks at this not to be missed spot – Straatsburg
Cinnamon – Super fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients go into this incredible Indian food – Rhinebeck
Tivoli General – Incredible lunch menu with a selection of prepared foods from local farms – great spot to pick up picnic supplies! – Red Hook
Sunflower Natural Foods – The perfect little neighborhood health food store, stop in for a fresh pressed juice or your weekend supplies – Rhinebeck
Halcyon – delicious baked treats out of an all day cafe serving up great lattes, breakfast and lunch – Rhinebeck
Rhinebeck Bagels – better than your average bagel, find the locals here on weekend mornings – Rhinebeck
The Matchbox Cafe – A mighty (but small!) lunch spot  famous for it’s burgers. Stop by in the summer months & grab a table outside – Rhinebeck
Historic Village Diner – Nostalgic diner inside a streamlined metal railroad dining car serving up feel good classics – Red Hook
Aba’s Falafel – A neighborhood-style falafel place, very authentic. Open 11am-3:30pm daily – Rhinebeck
Smoky Rock BBQ – Grab your bib and get ready- this neighborhood BBQ place is worth a visit! – Rhinebeck
Cranberry’s at Tilly Hall – made-from scratch muffins and scones, made-to-order omelets – Hyde Park
West Taghkanic Diner – dates back to the 1950s, with a farm-to-table menu – much more than your average diner – Taghkanic
Eveready Diner – retro diner famous for their Mac & Cheese, featured on Diner’s, Drive-ins, and Dives – Fishkill
The Farmer’s Wife – Open for breakfast and lunch, their food is as connected to the local harvest as it is to the evolving culinary culture of the region – Ancramdale
Del’s Roadside – set out to revive the classic American ice cream shop and the art of making traditional ice cream with locally sourced daily – Rhinebeck
The Epicurean – If you’re passing through the Rhinecliff Amtrak stop don’t miss this neighborhood coffee shop and grocery market featuring all raised, grown and produced locally goods – Rhinecliff
Santa Fe – hand-made, fresh, authentic, from scratch, Mexican food! Sit on the front porch for the best seat in the house! – Tivoli
Golden Russet Cafe & Grocery – Cafe & Grocery in the Hudson Valley serving breakfast, lunch, and local cider, beer, and wine. Groceries, snacks, and local produce available to go – Rhinebeck

Things to do

Upstate Films – Catch an indie film or documentary in this member supported movie house in the village – Rhinebeck
Farmers’ Market – Pick up those weekend brunch essentials at one of the Hudson Valley’s best farmers’ markets – Rhinebeck
Ferncliff Forest – Enjoy a leisurely (but beautiful!) walk through the woods, or climb the fire tower for an epic view of the Valley – Rhinebeck
Bard Fisher Center – Take your pick: opera, music, theater, film, dance, and more – Annandale-On-Hudson
Greig Farm – A local favorite and fruit picking destination – take the kids and make sure to pet the goats! – Red Hook
Wilderstein Historic Site – Stunning grounds and historic house, widely regarded as the HV’s most important Victorian architecture – Rhinebeck
Milea Estate Vineyard – Sip delicious wines in beautiful surroundings at Dutchess County’s newest winery – Staatsburg
Omega Institute – Spend a peaceful afternoon at the international renown spiritual center that brings many to the area – Rhinebeck
Dutchess County Fairgrounds – home to one of the oldest fairs in the state, check the calendar for various exciting events on most weekends! – Rhinebeck
Burger Hill Park – A nice, short hike in this park leads up to some great 360 degree views of the Catskills. A great sledding spot, as well! – Rhinebeck
Poets’ Walk – A scenic, casual walking path down to the Hudson River – frequented by historic writers such as Washington Irving – Red Hook
Haven Spa – Choose from their wide offering of treatments & indulge a little! – Rhinebeck
Hillrock Distillery – Turning grain into gold since 2011. One of the world’s few distilleries that floor malts its own naturally grown grain and hand-crafts fine spirits traditionally in small batches on the estate – Ancram
Taconic Distillery – award-winning bourbons and rye whiskies are the hallmarks of this Standfordville distillery in addition to their new bourbon cream and gin – Stanfordville
From The Ground Brewery – Farm Brewery committed to using NY State ingredients set on
Dutch’s Spirits at Harvest Homestead Farm – an original NY bootlegging distillery in the historic Hudson Valley. – Pine Plains
The Kroeg – Brewpub offering growlers of draft beer with a changing menu and coolers featuring local bottled beers and hard ciders – Rhinebeck


Tivoli Mercantile – Handmade and ethically sourced finds from near and far – a little something for every member of the family – Red Hook
Oblong Books & Music – Looking for a good read to dive into during your getaway? Stop by Oblong for the best selection – Rhinebeck
Hammertown – A one stop shop for all things home: Hammertown has a great selection of gifts, art, kitchen gadgets and furniture – Rhinebeck
Irwin Garden – A curated a mixture of found treasures, local fresh and dried flowers, apothecary, and home goods – Rhinebeck
A.L Stickle Variety Store – A true general store of days past, pop in for a trip that may take you down memory lane – Rhinebeck
Land of Oz Toys – A playful & imaginative toy shop for kids- it’s the perfect spot to pick up something for all – Rhinebeck
Oliver Kita Chocolates – A Hudson Valley favorite, stop in to pick up these artisan treats. Don’t miss out on the hot chocolate! – Rhinebeck
Cabin Fever Outfitters – An independent, family-owned, outdoor lifestyle shop with great Upstate NY themed products – Rhinebeck
Samuel’s Sweet Shop – amazing sweet treats and candies, owned by local resident Paul Rudd! – Rhinebeck
Loopy Mango – Quirky shop offering an eclectic mix of designer clothes plus vintage furniture & knitting supplies – Rhinebeck
Paper Trail – A delightful emporium of fine paper, fanciful jewelry and stylish gifts – Rhinebeck