The Best Places to do your
Hudson Valley Shopping Now!

Whether you are looking to buy the perfect gift for a loved one or buy something special for yourself, you cannot go wrong with Hudson Valley Shopping 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.

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Essentials you need for any Hudson Valley Outing:

Hudson Valley Directory

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Picture Perfect Adventures in the Hudson Valley Ebook and Planning System

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Click below to see items I always have during my Hudson Valley Outings:

  • First Aid Kit: Because ‘you never know’ when an accident happens and you need supplies quickly.
  • Lightweight Poncho: If you’re going to be out all day exploring, you never REALLY know what the weather will be like. You think you do, but, in the Hudson Valley, you really don’t know.
  • Small, Lightweight Tripod: This is my GO-TO Tripod for every single outing I go on. It’s great for taking photos of yourself that are not selfies. This one comes with a bluetooth remote that makes that process easier.
  • Backpack or Cross Body Purse – These are my First Choice when choosing a bag for my Hudson Valley outings.
  • Power Bank for my phone – While out walking all day and taking photos, I use this power bank to make sure that I will not run out of battery on my phone.
  • Comfortable walking shoes – My favorite walking shoes are by Skechers, because they are soft and the memory foam feels great on my feet.

Where are the best places for Hudson Valley Shopping?


That question is not easily answered.

Hudson Valley shopping at Malls and Shopping Centers are popular destinations when people are searching for buying some goods.

Many malls and shopping centers house many stores in one locations and this makes it an ideal and convenient place for Hudson Valley shopping.

While other people prefer the quaintness of small villages and towns, Hudson Valley shopping can differ in each county.

Mannequins at Hudson Valley Malls

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 these Hudson Valley Shopping Malls & Small Businesses Located?



Hudson Valley shopping in Albany County


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.

Website: shopatcoloniecenter.com

Crossgates Mall, Albany

This is one of the premier Hudson Valley shopping 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.

Website: www.shopcrossgates.com

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 establishments, reminiscent of the Greenwich Village neighborhoods in NYC.

Website: larkstreetbid.org/directory

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.

Website: www.stuyvesantplaza.com

An open sign from a Hudson Valley Store

Hudson Valley shopping in Columbia County


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 while doing your Hudson Valley shopping or just window shopping.

Website: visithudsonny.com/directory

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.

Website: visitchathamny.com




Hudson Valley shopping in Dutchess County


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 also no shortage of restaurants in the area.

Website: www.alittlebeaconblog.com/shopping-guide


All About Beacon, NY

Reference my article all about Things to do in Beacon NY before heading out to visit this amazing town. I include practical tips, as well as, things to see and places to eat in the area. The Hudson Valley shopping experience here is next level.


Grieg Farm

The SoHu (South of Hudson) craft market is the newest addition to Greig farm. Located in our renovated 1850’s dairy barn, SoHu features work from over twenty-five local artisans. Browse a vast collection including ceramics, woodworking, fiber arts, and antique collectibles to find the perfect gift or new addition to home decor.

Website: www.greigfarm.com/sohu-craft-market

Poughkeepsie Galleria

With two floors of shopping and the capacity of having over 100 stores. The Poughkeepsie Galleria is one of the only Hudson Valley shopping malls in the area. It also houses a movie theater, several restaurants and a food court.

Website: www.poughkeepsiegalleriamall.com

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.

Website: enjoyrhinebeck.com/directory/shop


All About Rhinbeck NY

Reference my article all about Things to do in Rhinebeck NY before heading out to visit this amazing town. I include practical tips, as well as, things to see and places to eat in the area.


People at Hudson Valley Malls
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Hudson Valley shopping in Orange County


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.

Website: www.galleriacrystalrun.com

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. This is a unique Hudson Valley shopping experience not to be missed!

Website: www.sugarloafnewyork.com/sugar-loaf-shops

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. Hundreds of people flock to ‘The Commons’ to experience the best in Hudson Valley shopping.

Website: www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/woodbury-common

Emporium Square Artisan Market

Comprising approximately 50,000 square feet, Emporium Square is a large year round indoor market providing visitors a cozy shopping atmosphere where a wide assortment of merchants offer personalized quality products and services.

Website: emporiumsquareny.com

Shops in Nyack, NY
Nyack, NY

Dog at the doorway at a Hudson Valley shop
Nyack, NY

Hudson Valley shopping in Putnam County


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.

Website: coldspringliving.com/shopping.htm


Hudson Valley shopping in Rockland County


Palisades Center Mall, West Nyack

Entrance to the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY

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.

Website: www.palisadescenter.com


Things to do at the Palisades Center Mall

Reference my article all about Fun Things to do at the Palisades Center Mall before heading out for a day at the mall. I include practical tips, as well as, things to see and places to eat in the area.


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.

Website: www.simon.com/mall/the-shops-at-nanuet

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.

Website: visitnyack.org/shopping


Things to do in Nyack NY

Reference my article all about Things to do in Nyack, NY before heading out to visit this great town. I include practical tips, as well as, things to see and places to eat in the area. This is the ideal place to do your Hudson Valley shopping in Rockland County NY.



Hudson Valley shopping in Rensselaer County


Downtown Troy

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.

Website: www.downtowntroy.org/shop

Main Street in Beacon is lined with unique shops
Main Street, Beacon
People walking and enjoying things to do in Beacon, NY
Main Street, Beacon

Hudson Valley shopping in Ulster County


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.

Website: www.shophudsonvalleymall.com

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.

Website: waterstreetmarket.com




Hudson Valley shopping in Westchester County


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.

Website: www.crosscountycenter.com

Ridge Hill

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).

Website: www.ridgehill.com

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.

Website: galleriaatwhiteplains.com

The Westchester

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.

Website: www.simon.com/mall/the-westchester


Must-Haves Before Visiting Hudson Valley Malls


The following things are perfect for having an outstanding day shopping in the Hudson Valley and are items that I use myself.

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