Hudson Valley Malls & Small Shops:
The Ultimate Guide to Shopping in the HV
Whether you are looking to buy the perfect gift for a loved one or buy something special for yourself, you cannot go wrong with shopping at Hudson Valley Malls or small shops in the region.
Shopping in the Hudson Valley can be as diverse and unique as the region itself. From having some of the biggest malls in the area to small villages full of quaint shops, the Hudson Valley shopping experience can be both fun and exciting.
Although some of these locations are open to the public, please follow these guidelines:
Please be safe.
Practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash hands thoroughly and follow all mandates and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (cdc.gov) and NY State and local Governments.
Things to Know Before Hiking in the Hudson Valley:
- Do research before heading out on the trails.
- Be honest about your hiking experience. Some hiking trails are for seasoned hikers and not for newbies.
- Be prepared with the correct gear (see below)
- Check the weather on a reputable site or App (see below)
- Check your location the day of your visit. Some are very popular and close when at capacity.
Please Be Considerate:
Because of the recent increase in visitation to many hiking trails:
- Please take out what you bring in, meaning garbage, etc.
- Be mindful of other hikers
- Do not tamper or collect plants, disturb the animals, etc.
- Keep your pet on a leash.
The hiking community wants to these trails to remain open, clean and safe for enjoyment now and for years to come.
Where are the best places for Hudson Valley Shopping?
That question is not easily answered.
Hudson Valley Malls and Shopping Centers are a popular destination for shopping.
Many house many stores in one area and this makes it an ideal and convenient place for Hudson Valley shopping.
While others prefer the quaintness of small villages and towns, Hudson Valley shopping can differ in each county.
What are some alternatives to Hudson Valley Malls?
The majority of towns and villages in the Hudson Valley offer a town center where locals can do their Hudson Valley shopping in smaller ’boutique’-type shops.
Some notable locations for great shopping are:
- Beacon, NY
- Hudson, NY
- Sugar Loaf, NY
- Rhinebeck, NY
Where are the Hudson Valley Malls & Shopping Areas Located?
Colonie Center Mall
This Hudson Valley shopping mall is located in a suburb of Albany. This mall is two floors, has capacity for 110 stores and has a food court.
Crossgates Mall, Albany
This is one of the premier Hudson Valley malls and is located in Albany. With the capacity of 180 shops, 90 unique stores, restaurants and entertainment, this mall has something for everyone. With a Hilton hotel near the mall, this is the perfect Hudson Valley shopping getaway.
Lark Street, Albany
This unique and hip neighborhood houses a diverse range of shopping opportunities. Most notable is that many shops are located on the basement level of their establishment, reminiscent of the Village neighborhoods in NYC.
Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany
This plaza has the capacity for over 50 stores and houses unique shops & plenty of boutiques. In addition to the great Hudson Valley shopping experience, there are also wonderful dining options.
City of Hudson
The city of Hudson is a hub for shoppers looking for antiques and special boutiques. Hudson is also recognized for its art centers. With approximately 40 shops, this is a great place to spend an afternoon.
Village of Chatham
The village of Chatham offers a shopping experience for those looking for a small-town, quaint shopping experience. Full of independent shops, the village of Chatham is the perfect way to find yourself or someone special the ultimate gift.
Beacon’s Main Street
Located near the Beacon train station, Main Street in Beacon is a great day trip from NYC. Sidewalks filled with charming shops that offer interesting finds. There are no shortage of restaurants in the area.
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With two floors of shopping and the capacity of having over 100 stores. The Poughkeepsie Galleria also houses a movie theater, several restaurants and a food court.
Village of Rhinebeck
Shopping in Rhinebeck immerses you in the best of boutique shopping where you will find books, music, clothing gifts and more. Strolling down Montgomery Street & East Market Street is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
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Galleria at Crystal Run, Middletown
Located off the highway in Middletown, the Galleria at Crystal Run has the capacity for 120 shops & restaurants. In addition to the shops, it also houses a movie theater.
Sugar Loaf Arts & Crafts Village
Located in the town of Chester and with a view of the Sugar Loaf Mountains, the Sugar Loaf Arts & Crafts Village is a crafter’s and artisans paradise. Artists’ studios are independently owned and many are opened so that you can see the artists in action.
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
As one of the largest outlet centers of the world, Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets gets visitors from near and far. With over 200 stores, restaurants and a food court, this is the best place to shop for designer items.
Village of Cold Spring
This riverfront village is home to antiques and boutique shops. Main Street is a beautiful, bustling area that so close to the Cold Spring train station that it is a perfect day trip from NYC.
Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack
As one of the top visited malls in the United States, The Palisades Center Mall has the capacity for over 200 stores, more than 15 restaurants and a great variety of entertainment options.
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The Shops at Nanuet
The Shops at Nanuet has the capacity for 50+ upscale stores, such as Coach, Sephora, Apple, and more. Shopping, dining and entertainment, such as a movie theater, make this the perfect place for everyone.
Town of Nyack
This Victorian village is a favorite of many. It is full of antique shops and speciality stores. The diversity of restaurants adds to the towns uniqueness.
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This vibrant historic town is a wonderful place for shopping. If you’re looking for amazing boutiques and incredible antiques, then Troy is the place for you.
Hudson Valley Mall, Kingston
Located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, this mall is the only enclosed shopping center between Poughkeepsie and Albany. This mall houses approximately 30 shops & restaurant, as well as, a movie theater.
Water Street Market, New Paltz
This charming, European-inspired shopping village offers shoppers a wonderful experience. It offers several antique shops, stores and cafes right along the Wallkill River.
Cross County Shopping Center
Also known as Cross County Center, this open-air shopping center is the hub in Yonkers for many shoppers. Located next to several highways, Cross County is not only easily accessible, it houses over 100 stores, restaurants and a movie theater.
Also located in Yonkers and along I-87 and easily accessed from the Sprain Brook Parkway, Ridge Hill is not only a premier shopping center, but also a mixed-use space that houses apartments, as well as, medical facilities. This is a popular place for people going to eat and visit Ridge Hill Stores. In addition, there is a movie theater and several other entertainment venues on site (Legoland Discovery Center).
The Galleria Mall in White Plains
With almost 100 stores and a food court, the Galleria White Plains is a great place to shop for the whole family. Located in downtown White Plains, it’s easily accessible for car and train.
The Westchester Mall has the capacity for 140+ restaurants and upscale stores, such as Coach, Tiffany & Co, Gucci and more. Shopping & dining all under one roof, make this the perfect place for everyone.
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