Hudson Valley, Catskill Mountains Make Fodor's 2015 Go List
From rich culture to stunning scenery, here's what to discover—or rediscover—around the region.
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Fodor’s, the world's largest English language travel publication, has released its annual “Go List” of the top 25 places to visit in 2015, featuring locations from the arctic to Australia, and this year the Hudson Valley and The Catskills made the list.
This is no small accomplishment—the national competition alone is extensive, plus the list covers six continents and highlights destinations for every type of trip, such as natural wonders in Iceland to exquisite colonial cities in Vietnam.
But the region’s natural beauty and rich culture led Fodor’s to call the Hudson Valley “impossible to ignore.” They singled out the area's wine production, geography, historic significance, and a growing dining and farmers' market scene as particularly excellent.
Need to find your way around?
Browse through our Certified Hudson Valley page that displays an extensive list of food and beverage businesses who are members of the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance. Westchester County is also home to many of the region's best farmers' markets, which you can check out here.
Photo by Leslie Long
The Catskills are the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts for skiing and hiking options, and history buffs can enjoy touring the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site as well as the US Military Academy at West Point. For more local outdoor options, check out Westchester’s Great Skiing Getaways for a list of go-to slopes and the 5 Best Hiking Trails in Westchester for some ideas on where to begin your trail.