Many studies have shown that spending a date night or weekend together increases happiness and satisfaction in the relationship. With all the distractions of work or children, original ideas might be challenging, so we have put together our favorite date night ideas in the Hudson Valley. Trying something new is a great way to reconnect! And getting away from all the familiar obligations and triggers adds to the fun and excitement. Check out these suggestions, and look at your calendar for a free weekend. Or, better yet, intentionally free up some time to spend with your partner!
1. Take a Winery Tour
Did you know that the Hudson Valley is home to over a dozen wineries (not to mention craft breweries and distilleries)? You can pick your favorites and set up your itinerary, or keep it simple and book a tour. We are always happy to help with suggestions.
2. Check Out Local Museums
When was the last time you spent an afternoon at a museum? Many include art, sculpture, history, and motorcycles! Storm King Art Center is just a few minutes from our bed and breakfast. Other popular places include Motorcylepedia, the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, and Dia Beacon.
3. Take a Class at the Culinary Institute
We are lucky to have the main campus of the Culinary Institute of America close by! It has some marvelous restaurants to try, and they offer classes you could take together. Learn to make artisan breads and holiday specialties, or pick an international cuisine. Improve your knowledge of wine or spirits. It is a skill you can take home with you!
4. Enjoy the Great Outdoors
No matter the season, there are ways to embrace your outdoor adventure spirit. Many outdoor experiences are nearby, from hiking, walking, skiing, skating, snowshoeing, and more. Spend some time getting refreshed and breathing in that fantastic Hudson Valley crisp air!
5. Tour our Local Chocolate Shops
Chocolate is always a tremendous indulgence to celebrate an anniversary, a holiday like Valentine’s Day, or a romantic getaway. If you’re going to make a day of it, travel to several of our local chocolate shops and find your favorite! Here are five local shops:
- Hudson Valley Chocolates — 34 Wallkill Ave, Wallkill
Owned by a real French chocolatier, all the chocolates are handcrafted with no artificial colors or flavorings.
- Commodore Chocolatier — 482 Broadway, Newburgh
Commodore Chocolatier has been a Hudson Valley staple for over a century. You will find classics like ribbon candy and chocolate-covered strawberries.
- Krauses Chocolates — closest location 2 Church St, New Paltz
Krause’s has been voted the best chocolates in the Hudson Valley for over 15 years. With over 50 varieties of chocolate, recipes have been handed down for several generations.
- Alps Sweet Shop — 269 Main St, Beacon
Alps is a 3rd generation business that has been crafting its 100 recipes since 1922. Try their Chocolate Covered Potato Chips or Heaven and Earth Truffles.
- Hakan Studio — 462 Main St, Beacon
Owned by a renowned Swedish chocolatier, Hakan Studio creates everything from elaborate sculptures to miniature bonbons. Check out the array of distinctive and original flavors.
Plan Your Date Night Getaway
Certainly, one of these date night ideas is bound to be appealing. Don’t be afraid to try something different; we guarantee you will create memories you’ll each remember for a long time.
Our guest rooms have all the amenities to make you feel at home. Take a relaxing Jacuzzi bath or snuggle up to a fire in one of the ten guest rooms with in-room fireplaces. Don’t forget that each morning, you will be treated to a full three-course homemade breakfast. Book your getaway online today and enjoy a fantastic date night during your next stay in the Hudson Valley.