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$20 per person, $25 for 2

Save time, zero in on what
Interests you:
Luxury shopping:  jewelry, furniture, antiques
Gifts: Our A list. Who needs Bloomingdale’s?
Clothes: A new breed  of stores

A Taste of Hudson
$20 per person $25 for two. Llunch plus food samples: bakeries, drinks, sandwiches and more. Appropriate for noshing.


Day tours of Hudson for your group. We have hosted museums, colleges , clubs and families. Each tour is tailored to your special interests that can focus on art, antiques, history, farming, food and shopping. Contact us for prices and booking.

Group Tour Testimonial:

“Our tour of Hudson on Thursday was SPECTACULAR! Thank you so much. It exceeded my expectations and
everyone elses. I know how hard you worked to put it together and I thank you. I hope to collaborate with you in the near future”.....Merle Lomrantz,
Director of Member Travel Services
The Newark Museum


Observations from our recent trips…

Making travel easier:

On my recent New Orleans trip I had to scrounge around in my purse to dig out a credit card, my license or cash dozens of times.  Even though I carry a purse that only has 2 zipper compartments I often had to take everything out of the purse to find my python credit card case.

Enter the  Tiganello bag shown. I’m hoping it will be a godsend. In the front of this cross body bag,  easy to access slots for everything I need. Magnetic closing means any transaction is fast and convenient.

Buyer Beware ! Read hotel cancellation clauses carefully…I recently had to pay one night hotel rate simply because I changed my arrival date. Some hotels are changing their 24 hour cancellations to one week, or more, even up to a month in high season. I cancelled my  hotel reservations in Florence because the hotel was imposing so many different rules and dates that I felt it would be  almost impossible to follow when I have so many different hotel rates to keep straight.

SOLO DINING…No reservations available at popular restaurants? Check if they offer eating a meal at their bar. If so, go early to assure a seat. Nice chatting with the bartender and the people on either side of you. Service is fast and friendly and the menu is the same as in the dining room.

Observations from our recent Paris trip: Even when they speak English, Paris taxi drivers donít engage in conversation. A few of the Paris restaurants we ate at: service gets a terrible rating: unfriendly and disinterested and in some cases, downright rude. Whatís happened?


917 880 6732



Look whose coming to Hudson !
Marina Abramovich opens
her Institute in 2016.
We can't wait!

From an article in Harper's BAZARR
By Kimberly Cutter


Tour highlights: Hudson Founding: days of glory and hard times;
Hudson architecture; Hudson at Play

Part of the charm of Hudson …

Hudson is a rural town, some 2 hours north of New York City, with an urban vibe. It is also amazing for the amount of activities it offers locals and visitors alike.

Our tour is now mostly by my small Honda so we get to see more of Hudson, not possible, In just a walking tour. We spend about 15 minutes at Promenade Hill.

Hudson History Tour available Thursday - Sunday throughout the year (depending on weather conditions and availability of guide.)

Meet at the flagpole on Promenade Hill on the Hudson River at 1 North Front Street (bottom of Warren), 11:00 am or 1:00 pm $15 per person.

We will do a tour for even one person...cost $25

Call 917-880-6732 or send email to maryann@poshnosh.com 24 Hours before desired date to check tour availability.

Private Tours available on other days.

A Ride Up Warren Street…

Warren Street is the heart and soul of the city of Hudson. The long straight street is formally laid out in a nine-block grid running west to east from the Hudson River. No less a figure than Henry James, who with Edith Wharton, was stranded in Hudson overnight when Edith’s car broke down, remarked on “the long straight street” so unlike the “distinguished winding streets of Massachusetts and Europe.”

Hudson’s architecture sets the city apart.

Hudson has been called a dictionary of American architecture. Every style of architecture is represented including Federal, Greek Revival, Queen Anne and Victorian.

113 Warren Street The Robert Jenkins house, a brick Federal style house built around 1811

Warren Street hosts some 50 antique stores, a couple of dozen art galleries, fine home decorating, gift shops, food stores and eateries.

Tour starts at the Hudson River while we chronicle its impact on founding of the city. Next we continue to explore most areas of the city in my small car. See more! Learn more!

ARCHITECTURE: Hudson known as a “dictionary of American architecture”

Hudson's Architectual Variety

Stately Greek Revival Mansion


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Hudson’s Cemetery: Graves, Ghosts & Geneaology.

If cemeteries fascinate you, learn what the Hudson graves tell you about the history and culture of a town.
… You will see the graves of several of the founding fathers of Hudson, a group of hardy men known as the Proprietors.
… See the grave of Sanford Gifford, one of the leading artists of the Hudson River School, the first American art movement.
… There’s a whole section devoted to Civil War Union Soldiers who lived in Hudson. The inscription on one grave reads “Tell my mother I died with my face to the enemy”
… The grave of Alfred Corning Clark, one of the heirs of the Singer Sewing machine fortune, is framed by a wrought iron enclosure and is beautifully maintained to this day.
… Many ghosts walk through the County. Their stories are spooky.

Themed Tours of the Hudson Valley for larger groups/charter bus (1 day)

  • Family Farms:  An overview of the vigorous farm scene in the Hudson Valley.  Farmer’s market, premium apple grower, a winery, and a jeep ride through a small herd of Black Angus cattle.  

  • Art Trail:  Introduction to the Hudson River School of painting at the homes of two of its most prominent painters, Frederic Church’s Olana and Thomas Cole’s Cedar Grove.   See the actual landscapes they painted.
  • Antiquing in Hudson:  No one can visit the more than 60 antique stores in one day.  We’ll lead you to the best with brief talks by some of the owners.  Walking tour of historic Hudson’s Warren Street.

  • Stately Homes along the Hudson:  Clermont, Staatsburgh, Wilderstein.  Garden views at Montgomery Place, glorious Hudson River vista at Bard College.

Call 917-880-6732 or send email to maryann@poshnosh.com for reservations