In the Spotlight

Holiday Gift Guide: Dutchess Tourism Staff Picks

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and Dutchess County is the perfect destination for unique gifts, artisanal food, specialty products and memora...

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Holiday Markets in Dutchess County

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and there's nothing quite like gifting items handmade by local artisans. Shop these seasonal markets in Du...

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December Top 10 Events

Tis’ the season for holiday shows, shopping, and celebration! From bright new festive attractions to dancing to the classics, browse our Top 10 ...

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November Featured Photographer: Teresa Horgan

Be inspired by Dutchess' delicious culinary scene this holiday season! From formal celebrations to chatting over flavorful spreads with frien...

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Top 10 Events in November

Get ready for all the winter and holiday fun starting to happen in November in Dutchess! From unique shopping markets to a spectacular light show...

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Top 10 Places to Get Cider Donuts in Dutchess

Fall foliage, apple picking and pumpkin beer are great and all, but one of our favorite things about the season is biting into a mouthwatering fa...

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Accessible Travel Series: Apple Picking Social Story

In Dutchess County, we “ThinkDIFFERENTLY.” Across the county, community members, local businesses and organizations have answered the...

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October Featured Photographer: My Dutchess Wedding

From rustic farm celebrations to hooplas with a historic backdrop, fall in love with these Dutchess wedding venues showcased through the eyes of ...

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September Featured Photographer: #MyDutchessStory

As the season comes to an end, this month's featured photographer shifts perspectives to share some of our visitor's favorite summer mome...

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Top 10 Places to View Fall Foliage

Fall is a magical time in Dutchess County. Yellows, oranges and reds sweep the treetops, making it an ideal fall destination. Plan a roadtrip and...

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Top 10 Boutique Hotels and BnBs in Dutchess

Whether it's nature, culture or romance you're seeking, Dutchess has it all. Explore our Top 10 Boutique Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts for you...

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Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Outdoors

Congratulations to the Outdoors Award of Distinction Finalists! Innisfree Garden, Millbrook Stony Kill Foundation, Wappingers Falls Winnakee...

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Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: History

 Congratulations to the History Award of Distinction Finalists! Brinckerhoff House Historic Site | East Fishkill Historical Society, East...

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Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Family Entertainment

Congratulations to the Family Entertainment Award of Distinction Finalists! The CENTER for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck Kelly’s Creamery ...

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Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Culinary

Congratulations to the Culinary Award of Distinction Finalists! Essie’s Restaurant, Poughkeepsie Kings Highway Cider Shack at McEnroe O...

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Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Arts

Congratulations to the Arts Award of Distinction Finalists! Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie Bridge Music, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Poughkeepsie K...

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Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Hospitality Service

Congratulations to the Hospitality Service Award of Distinction Finalists! Valerie Barone, Manager, Social Media Manager & Bartender ...

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Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Accessible Hospitality

Congratulations to the Accessible Hospitality Award of Distinction Finalists! Dutchess County Parks Village of Rhinebeck Walkway Over the Hu...

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Awards of Distinction Finalist Spotlight: Dutchess County Executive's Award for Overall Distinction

Congratulations to the Dutchess County Executive's Award for Overall Distinction Finalists! Revel 32, Poughkeepsie Sloop Brewing Co., Eas...

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Awards of Distinction: Mary Kay Vrba Spirit Award

Congratulations to Judy D'Alessandro, the first recipient of the Mary Kay Vrba Spirit Award! The Mary Kay Vrba Spirit Award honors an indiv...

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Accessible Travel Series: Marc Molinaro & Andy Imperati Collaborate on ThinkDIFFERENTLY Thursday at the Dutchess County Fair

Dutchess Tourism is committed to continuing to learn about ways we can make our destination more accessible. By communicating with local attractions, ...

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Fall Tasting Tour in Southern Dutchess

It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. Inspired by the soon-to-be-open The Barns Art Center’s opening exhibit Tasting M...

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August Featured Photographer: Alicia Oltz

See Dutchess County through the eyes of local photographer Alicia Oltz! See some of her striking architecture and landscape photography below.  ...

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Top 10 Events in September

From indulging in food and wine to family-friendly activities and shows, this month's top 10 events have a little bit of everything for everyone. ...

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Top 10 Destinations for the Perfect Kids Summer Vacation

Summer may be flying by, but slow down and enjoy time with the family. Now is the perfect time to come enjoy Dutchess County.  Dutchess County...

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