Nothing better than a long weekend to kick off your week right?! This past weekend was the recharge I needed and I owe that mainly to our upstate day trip escape to Cold Spring! I received so many DMs and questions so thought I’d share a mini guide on what to do and how to get there for all you New Yorkers looking for an escape soon! As a reminder I also have a guide to the Hudson area, which is perfect for a long weekend trip if looking for more than just a day trip.
Would love to know any other favorite day trip escapes too so please share with me on IG or in the comments below!
HOW TO GET
We took the Hudson Line from Grand Central to Cold Spring. A round trip ticket costs $30 and was about an hour and 20 minutes. What makes Cold Spring such an easy destination is that the train drops you off right on Main Street so no need for a car at all. On the way back, we were lucky to get the express train so we got back even quicker so just check the schedule for the best times!
WHERE TO EAT
Hudson Hil’s Café and Market: This cozy diner was the perfect place to warm up and enjoy brunch. The menu is extensive and they had a ton of daily specials so there really is something for everyone. Our favorite dish? The Chocolate Babka French Toast we shared for the table – a must!
Cold Spring Cheese Shop: This adorable cheese shop also had an amazing selection of prepared dishes, paninis and other cheesy options that are a must to try on my next visit. They also had a back room filled with an assortment of hot sauce so perfect to stop in for a cute gift for your favorite foodie.
The Pantry: Inside Cold Spring Apothecary, they have a cozy area to grab a latte and baked goodso perfect pit stop before heading back to the train.
Other recommendations we didn’t have a chance to try: Cold Spring Depot,Hudson House Inn,Foundry Café, Moo Moo’s Creamery, Barber and Brew and Cold Spring Coffee.
WHERE TO SHOP
Pink Olive: One of my favorite stationary and gift stores in the city, I loved visiting their Cold Spring location for cute cards and homemade Cold Spring candles.
Cold Spring Apothecary: I love getting candles from my travels and this gorgeous space had beautiful candles and bath products, all handmade there. There is also a spa inside the shop if you have time for a treatment!
Split Rock Books: Cozy upstate days should always involve a bookstore and this charming shop had a mix of childhood favorites and new classics to browse through.
Cold Spring General Store: This store has a mix of great gifts, gorgeous sweaters and jackets from brands like Barbour and also food and flowers to go. Perfect spot to pick up a unique and local gift.
Poor George: This fun clothing shop offered a mix of vintage and unique pieces at great prices.Overall, stop in every shop on Main Street! Such a variety of shops and really amazing antique and vintage shops.
Overall, stop in every shop on Main Street! Such a variety of shops and really amazing antique and vintage shops.