Olana, 5720 Route 9G, +1 518 828-0135, . The mountain-top villa of Frederic Church, one of the most prominent Hudson River painters and one of the United State's most significant artists. From the hilltop home there are sweeping views of the Catskills, the Hudson River, and the Taconic Hills. Interior of the house is closed for rehabilitation work through July 2007. Grounds are open year round for walking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and other activities.
Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, . New York State's oldest surviving theater, dating from 1855, offers a year round schedule of arts and cultural programming.edit
Hudson-Athens Lighthouse, . Located offshore, limited tours through Hudson Cruises +1 518 822-1014.
Hudson has a huge number of art galleries and antique stores for a town of its size as well as fashion, fabric, and other craft studios.
Musica, 17 North 4th Street, ☎ +1 518 828 1045, . One of the best community music stores in the country, worth a trip for any amateur ethnomusicologist. Instruments from around the world, sheet music, lessons, advice.edit
The Spotty Dog, 440 Warren Street, . Bookstore/art supply store with a great selection, doubles as a bar/cafe.edit
John Doe Books and Records, 4 Park Place, ☎ 518 212 7653, . 12-5. You never know what you'll come out of this shop with...hundreds of used records and booksedit
The Spotty Dog, 440 Warren Street, . Bookstore/Bar with a handful of excellent local artisan ales on tap for reasonable prices. Also hosts interesting musical performances, usually on weekends.edit
Swallow, 433 Warren Street. Serving intelligentsia coffees and teas.edit
Taproom (located in the St. Charles Hotel). 10 beers on tap. Happy hour specials. 25 cent wings & 2 dollar pints on Wednesdays.
(p.m.), 119 Warren Street, . Upscale wine bar, also serves tapas.edit