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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Trade School
“The Culinary Institute of America has a well deserved reputation for excellence. Their restaurants -- plural -- never disappoint.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“An old railroad bridge across the Hudson River was saved by a hard working group of people and transformed into a walkway for people! It is a spectacular structure to see and even more spectacular to walk across! It connects the Dutchess Rail Trail system with the Ulster County Rail Trail system. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
College Quad
“There's a terrific small museum on the Vassar campus, and the campus itself is lovely to walk around.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fantastic food, sprawling space that's great for large groups, and a selection of beer that'll fit every taste.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Historic 1869 Opera House in downtown Poughkeepsie currently hosting music, theater, and arts events. (bardavon.org/upcoming-shows)”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Home to Samuel F.B.Morse, inventor and artist, Locust Grove sits above the Hudson River off Route 9 in Poughkeepsie. In addition to the gallery and house, there are miles of trails. Locust Grove is about 9 miles from the Inn.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Stylish French brasserie in a turn-of-the-century downtown Poughkeepsie building. The restaurant attracts families and students of nearby Bard and Culinary Institute. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“The Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center (fllac.vassar.edu), features ancient collections along with more contemporary pieces. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Drive-in with the latest releases and occasional 80's movies. 1 ticket gets you 2 back-to-back movies. Check out the old-school soda signs at the concession stand.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Beautiful outdoor beer garden with a burger that's worth making the trip to Poughkeepsie for. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Clothing Store
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  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Private liberal arts college with beautiful grounds and views of the Hudson River. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This historic theater and performance complex has operated since 1926. Currently consists of four rooms: The Chance is the main floor primary concert hall; The Loft is an intimate upstairs venue; The Platinum Lounge is a downstairs nightclub and bar; and The Nuddy Irishmen, a downstairs cafe/bar. Many famous and local acts have performed at this venerated downtown venue, of a hugely diverse scope—including The Police, The Ramones, Muddy Waters, Davod Bowie, Pete Seeger, and dozens of others. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“They have good food and drinks. I think most people who categorize this place as a bistro. ”
  • 5 locals recommend