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Things to do in Red Hook

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Indie Cinema
“Wonderful films. Redhook also has an old-fashion drive-inn and a larger cinema (though we have Netflix). Across the street is the old "Holy Cow" Ice-cream for kids. Nearby you will pass a pick-your-own summer flower stand and some antique shops.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Park
“Take a one hour easy hike through Poets walk to see beautiful views of the Hudson River and then picnic in the huge gazebo in the park”
  • 43 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Good for late night when most else is closed. Decent food. Good for groups or families.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Breakfast? Yes! Head here to either grab your coffee and pastry and head out, or order from the more extensive menu and be seated in the dining room. Excellent menu. I always love their soups and especially the avocado toast. Probably the best coffee in town.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Theatre
“Bard's famous Frank Gehry designed arts center hosts a robust calendar of concerts, shows, and other events. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
University
“Great Swimming pool In Bard’s Stevenson Athletic Center (building shown here) as well as exercise facility, available on a drop in basis for a moderate fee. 30 minute drive from Hudson. Check the school's athletic facility/aqua program webpage for available days and times and fee. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A good, reliable standby in Rhinebeck for French food featuring local ingredients. Would recommend making reservations on the weekends. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This is our go-to place here in Rhinebeck. Has a little bit of everything, but at least one of us orders the Rigatoni every time to make the other jealous. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Nature
“Beautiful rambling gravel trail through fields, leading to the Hudson River with great views.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“An authentic Italian spot with lots of tasty pasta dishes, good selection of Italian wines and deserts.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Farm
“Well-maintained farm with many options for fruits, veggies, apple, and pumpkin picking. Nice farm store as well. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“A very popular spot, but for good reason. Between the ambiance, service, and spectacularly fresh food, Cinnamon hits it out of the park. Plus, its location in the center of Rhinebeck makes it an easy spot to walk to after shopping or sightseeing around town. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Events year-round at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Check their schedule. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Great forest hike with wonderful views of the catskills for those brave enough to climb the fire towe.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Can’t decide if we like the rigatoni better here or Market St. SO AMAZING! Great wine selection and excellent food! Gigi’s never disappoints. Fun fact: Chelsea Clinton had her rehearsal dinner here when she was married in Rhinebeck.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a fun new place in Rhinebeck--great seafood and lots of yuppified traditional dishes. Try the fried chicken--awesome and not too overwhelming! Fish and chips also excellent, more like poisson et frites.”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Good for late night when most else is closed. Decent food. Good for groups or families.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Breakfast? Yes! Head here to either grab your coffee and pastry and head out, or order from the more extensive menu and be seated in the dining room. Excellent menu. I always love their soups and especially the avocado toast. Probably the best coffee in town.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A good, reliable standby in Rhinebeck for French food featuring local ingredients. Would recommend making reservations on the weekends. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is our go-to place here in Rhinebeck. Has a little bit of everything, but at least one of us orders the Rigatoni every time to make the other jealous. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“An authentic Italian spot with lots of tasty pasta dishes, good selection of Italian wines and deserts.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Farm
“Well-maintained farm with many options for fruits, veggies, apple, and pumpkin picking. Nice farm store as well. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“A very popular spot, but for good reason. Between the ambiance, service, and spectacularly fresh food, Cinnamon hits it out of the park. Plus, its location in the center of Rhinebeck makes it an easy spot to walk to after shopping or sightseeing around town. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“Can’t decide if we like the rigatoni better here or Market St. SO AMAZING! Great wine selection and excellent food! Gigi’s never disappoints. Fun fact: Chelsea Clinton had her rehearsal dinner here when she was married in Rhinebeck.”
  • 17 locals recommend

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