Need a break from the city? Want to see actual trees? Feel like breathing air that doesn't smell like urine? BUT don't have a car or tons of extra cash?
Go to Cold Spring! Just fifty miles north of NYC, you will find a blissful retreat nestled in the Hudson Valley.
How to get there: Take the Metro North train from Grand Central. Cold Spring is seven stops north.
Price: about $30 during 'off peak' hours. Find time schedules HERE
Estimated time: about 1.5 hours depending on express/time of day
Antique Shopping: There are dozens of antique shops up and down Main Street. Hunt for hidden treasures, and find that perfect vintage piece for your apartment!
Home Goods: forget West Elm and World Market, you can head back to NYC carrying bags filled with stylish and unique home goods from Cold Spring. Anything you can dream up- from custom furniture, to one of a kind decor items- look no further than Cold Spring for your apartment dream items. We loved BURKLELMAN, the Cold Spring Apothecary, and Archipelago at Home.
Cold Spring Trolley: it's not very big, but why walk it if you don't have to! Try the trolley for a tour around town.
Food: Nice day? Sit outside at the Cold Spring Depot, or on the wrap around porch at Hudson House Inn. A little chilly? Warm up at Foundry Cafe or Cathryn's Tuscan Grill. In Cold Spring, you can find French, American, Mexican, Italian, Pub food, bars, cafes...anything you wish! Want to bring treats back to your friends? Check out the Cold Spring General Store for artisanal snacks, jams, cheeses, and more!
Hiking: Trails are clearly marked. There are signs off Main Street that point you in the direction of the trails. If long hikes aren't your thing, take a walk down by the river. There are docks, benches, and beautiful views!