The 23 Best Places to Go in the U.S. in 2023

The 23 Best Places to Go in the U.S. in 2023

The Hudson Valley is proud to be listed as one of the 23 Best Places to Go in the U.S. in 2023.
Read our feature in Condé Nast Traveler below.

Hudson Valley, New York

About 90 miles north of Manhattan, New York’s Hudson Valley has seen a burst of hospitality openings over the last decade, making it a top weekend getaway for city dwellers. And while it has already gained a reputation for its excellent culinary and shopping scenes, now the valley is becoming a bonafide wellness destination. The end of 2022 saw the opening of Wildflower Farms, an Auberge Resort in Gardiner complete with a farmhouse-style spa, and a renovation of the 30,000-foot-spa at regional stalwart Mohonk Mountain House. The new year brings The Ranch Hudson Valley (from wellness pioneers The Ranch Malibu) to a historic estate near Tuxedo Park for three- and four-day wellness programs with hiking, fitness classes, massages, and a plant-based diet. Also rumored to open in 2023 is Soho Farmhouse, the bucolic brand’s first opening outside of the U.K.—said to be set in a historic manor house in Rhinebeck with a restaurant in the stone barn and a spa.

Other exciting openings to look for in 2023 include permanent homes in Kingston for Izakaya Makishi, a Japanese bar snack and cocktail lounge from the team behind Stockade Tavern, and Chleo, a wine bar with fire-cooked food from husband-and-wife Blue Hill at Stone Barns alums. Over in North Salem, two restaurants from the team behind now-closed Papilles in Manhattan are debuting—one a bistro called Cenadou, and the other a fine-dining French restaurant called La Bastide by Andrea Calstier. Come summer, Klocke Estate in Claverack will be home to an apple and grape brandy distillery, where ingredients are grown and then distilled on the 160-acre property, with a hospitality venue designed by Ken Fulk. Design lovers will also appreciate that Hudson mid-century furniture and decor emporium Magic Hill Mercantile just opened a new location in Kingston, and highly curated vintage housewares favorite Finch in Hudson is unveiling a major expansion. —Devorah Lev-Tov

Wildflower Farms, an Auberge Resort, opened in late 2022 with a farmhouse-style spa. Noe DeWitt/Auberge Resorts Collection
Wildflower Farms, an Auberge Resort, opened in late 2022 with a farmhouse-style spa. Noe DeWitt/Auberge Resorts Collection

For the full list, view the article at Condé Nast Traveler.