Top things to do

Top Choice American in Route 28 & Around

Phoenicia Diner

Farm-fresh and fabulous, this roadside place is a must for all-day breakfast and nourishing versions of club sandwiches and burgers.
Sculpture Park in Woodstock & Saugerties

Opus 40

Beginning in 1938, artist Harvey Fite worked for nearly four decades to coax an abandoned quarry into an immense work of land art, all sinuous walls, canyons and pools.
Arts Center in Catskills

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

The site of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, on Max Yasgur's farm outside Bethel, is 70 miles from the town of Woodstock. It's now home to an amphitheater with great summer concerts and an evocative museum dedica…
Museum in Catskills

Museum at Bethel Woods

This exhibit bursts with the music and images that made the Woodstock Music & Art Fair such a cultural force in 1969. It's part of a larger outdoor amphitheater and arts center with excellent summer concerts.
in Woodstock & Saugerties

Miss Lucy’s Kitchen

in Woodstock & Saugerties

Sweet Sue's

Italian in Woodstock & Saugerties


Sophisticated seasonal Italian fare, including thin-crust pizzas, in a farmhouse with a large communal table.
American in Catskills

Last Chance Cheese

This four-decade-old institution is part roadhouse with live bands, part candy store and part restaurant, serving hearty meals.
Lighthouse in Woodstock & Saugerties

Saugerties Lighthouse

A half-mile nature trail leads to this 1869 landmark on the point where Esopus Creek joins the Hudson. You can also stay the night in the lighthouse's two-room B&B ($225), but you must book at least six months a…
Modern American in Route 28 & Around


The finest restaurant in the Catskills, this renovated farmhouse has been promoting local products for more than a decade. The main dining room can feel a bit austere; some regulars prefer the cozier bar.