Memorial Day Weekend in the Hudson Valley

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While it may not be the official start of summer just yet, Memorial Day weekend is often thought of as the unofficial beginning of the season. With the added bonus of calling it a three day weekend, this weekend is the perfect time to plan a quick getaway from the city. It just so happens that we have the perfect destination – and that’s the Hudson Valley!

Easily accessible through public transportation, the Hudson Valley is not only green and beautiful this time of year, but offers an array of activities for the whole family to enjoy!

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The Hudson Valley Resort and Spa

The Hudson Valley Resort and Spa is hosting their Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Bash, which promises to be fun for the whole family in Kerhonkson, New York.

Rates for the weekend start at $129 per night and include the following activities to choose from:

  • Evening bonfires with s’mores
  • Movies and popcorn
  • Outdoor games for both kids and adults
  • A pool to splash around and col off in

Good fun means good food is around the corner, and the resort’s catering team will be grilling up burgers, hotdogs, and veggie patties for a delicious Memorial Day traditional!

Another reason everyone in your party is sure to love this place? Although it feels like a world away from the Big Apple, it’s just 90 short miles away!

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Copake Koa

If you’ve developing cabin fever in New York City and could use a little outdoors in your life, take advantage of sleeping under the stars for Memorial Day weekend at Copake Koa campgrounds!

For Memorial Day weekend this year, they will be hosting a weekend filled with live musical entertainment, with shows happening both Saturday and Sunday. The campsite offers area attractions to visit while you’re there (Bish Bash Falls, Catamont Adventrue Park, Tanglewood), as well as plenty of onsite nature, outdoor games, grilling opportunities, and swimming. Basic cabin rentals are available too, if you’re looking to get a “tiny house” experience!

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The Hudson Valley Tango Festival

While it does take two to tango, there’s only one Hudson Valley Tango Festival! Falling on Memorial Day weekend in Kingston, New York, this event is hosted by the Dojo Dance Company which features: the festival features

  • Spirited DJ’s
  • Live music
  • Tango lessons for beginners and masters
  • Yoga for tango dancers

You’ll also have the option to choose if you prefer to be the “leader” or the “follower” – so they can match you correctly!

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Now in its 5th year, the Hudson Berkshire Wine Festival will take place at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham, New York. It’s a great deal, as a full day tasting ticket (which gets you access to everything noshable and drinkable on site!) is only $25. You’ll also have access to seminars led by experts in the craft beverage industry.

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