New York June 22, 2018
America’s Coolest Small Town Is In New York, Of Course
Taking a look at popular destinations all around America with populations under 20,000, the wonderful folks over at
BudgetTravel have once again determined this year’s coolest small town in the country. Impressing all those who have visited, the travel agency determined that the coolest small town in America just so happens to be in New York — duh! Little-to-no shock to any of our residents, keep reading to find out which town in the Empire State was just crowned this title.
Less than 2 hours north of New York City up in the Hudson Valley, the charming town of Beacon was just named America's Coolest Small Town.
Right along the eastern banks of the Hudson River, the small waterfront town features relaxing views and an abundance of modern charm.
So what made BudgetTravel choose Beacon for this grand title? Well for starters, the town is vibrant, a safe haven for artists, and has a Main Street that will blow you away.
All along Main Street in town, you'll find a variety of attractions all within walking distance of each other.
To tune into the artistic side of yourself, visitors of Beacon can head to Hudson Beach Glass on Main Street in an old restored firehouse where they offer "Blow Your Own Ornaments" workshops.
But one of our favorite parts about Main Street is that it's lined with phenomenal restaurants — from amazing brunch spots, diners, and tasty dessert shops that will have your stomach rumbling.
When you're ready to venture outside of Main Street, you can head on over to Henry Street on Sundays to experience the Beacon Flea Market that's always filled with hidden gems!
While over on Beekman Street near the water you can explore Dia: Beacon, a museum full of mesmerizing art that also has plenty of funky photo opportunities in store for its visitors
In town along the Hudson River, you'll find plenty of spaces where you can hang out by the water and soak in the views, with charming spots like Long Dock Park.
If walking around town didn't stretch your legs out enough, climb the highest peak in the Hudson Highlands that's in town — Mount Beacon! You'll even be able to find some historic ruins waiting for you at the top.
With so much to see and do, we're far from surprised that Beacon has been named America's Coolest Small Town!
What town in New York would you say is the coolest? Be sure to tell us in the comments! If you’re looking for other areas of the state to explore, read about
The One Small Town In New York That You Need To Cross Off Your Bucket List!