Beacon, NY

Beacon, NY: The Best Weekend Trip Idea

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If you have recently moved to New York and are looking for a perfect weekend this week and are out of ideas, then you came to the right place.

New York state has some of the world’s most outstanding places which you will surely regret if you have not visited them at least once.

One of those is Beacon, NY. A small city in New York state that has some breathtaking sights to see and explore. No wonder that it has been marked as the charm of New York.

This article enlists some of the scenes to explore and activities you can do while spending a day in Beacon. Stay tuned!


Start your day with a healthy breakfast before setting off. Your day will definitely consume a lot of energy.

The best day to plan a trip is the second Saturday of the month. This is because on Saturdays Beacon orients a festival with its utmost beauty. Many exhibitions, concerts, and food stalls are up on this day.
The World and Then Some

It is like a major celebration of the city in which most of the citizens are invited. It is up to you if you want to spend the entire day here or just the morning and head towards another stop.


If history and ancient stories are some of the things that interest you, then you should surely visit the Dia museum located near the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon.

The Dia Art foundation seeds multiple collections from the ’90s till date. The museum is so huge that covers an area of around 28 thousand square per meter.

Moreover, it is constructed in such a way that it gives it a more historic yet unique look. It is a good place to kill hours when looking forward to exploring something related to ancient times.

Another fun and interesting place to visit is Mount Beacon Park. A place that is the heart of many kids. You can do a bit of trekking or even just lie down and relax till the sunset. The pleasant environment is enough to help you unwind your stress.
Scenic Hudson


After moving from one place to another, a coffee booster is a must. The Towne Crier Café which is just as famous as Starbucks has been serving the entire Beacon.

You can satisfy your sweet tooth with the authentic desserts and pastries the café offers. Not just that but the café also plays jazz, world music, and much more in the background while you enjoy your sip of coffee.

This is a clear example of entertainment fused with killing hunger.

It is an injustice with your trip if you have not visited the Beacon flea market. It is completely different from the other markets as it has all the handcrafted and vintage material.

You will find much handmade stuff displayed which shows how much effort is put in by the craftsmen. Invest in buying some souvenirs which will remind you of your trip every time you look at them. This can mark the end of your trip.

Have you ever been to Beacon? Let us know in the comments below.

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