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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 famous CIA is extremely close and has a few restaurants to enjoy while on the breathtaking campus along the Hudson River bank. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Nature
“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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“This spot is in Poughkeepsie. Great appetizers, food, drinks. Recommend chicken and waffles. Lovely decor. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Historic 1869 Opera House in downtown Poughkeepsie currently hosting music, theater, and arts events. (bardavon.org/upcoming-shows)”
  • 18 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 3 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
Museum
“According to the FLLAC/Vassar website, "The Lehman Loeb Art Center’s collections chart the history of art from antiquity to the present and comprise over 21,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, textiles, and glass and ceramic wares." The center is open on weekends and is free to visitors!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
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  • 2 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
Bar
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“Craft beer galore and decent bar food! Fun dive bar with TVs and an entire backyard!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cinema
“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
New American Restaurant
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“Delicious trendy New American food is what I'm told attracts locals and visitors alike.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Good (hidden) spot for craft beers and bar food. Relaxed sports bar set in a reclaimed warehouse. Get the cream ale.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Private liberal arts college with beautiful grounds and views of the Hudson River. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Poughkeepsie Restaurant. Run by Culinary Institute grads - top rated cuisine, seasonal menu. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This spot is in Poughkeepsie. Great appetizers, food, drinks. Recommend chicken and waffles. Lovely decor. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“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
New American Restaurant
“Delicious trendy New American food is what I'm told attracts locals and visitors alike.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
“Good (hidden) spot for craft beers and bar food. Relaxed sports bar set in a reclaimed warehouse. Get the cream ale.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Poughkeepsie Restaurant. Run by Culinary Institute grads - top rated cuisine, seasonal menu. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent lunch or dinner spot. Culinary graduate chef. Location is a bit strange (in a tiny strip mall), but cozy none the less. Perfect date night spot with a good bar.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“By far, the BEST Italian everything for miles. All of the plates are to die for. Rich atmosphere. Can't go wrong.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Bakery and Restaurant. Adjacent to Vassar College Campus. Great for lunch, brunch, breakfasts. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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