Beacon NY is about one and a half hours due north of New York City by either car or MetroNorth train from Grand Central Station.

Over the past decade, Beacon has gone from sleepy working-class community to popular weekend getaway. Beacon’s Main Street thoroughfare has farm-to-table restaurants, world-class art, and even a “Doctor Who” themed cafe, all within a leisurely afternoon’s walking distance.

Here are a few hotels, restaurants, historical sites and shopping you absolutely must visit:

Hudson Beach Glass
162 Main Street
www.hudsonbeachglass.com

Dia Art Foundation
3 Beekman Street
www.diaart.org

The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls
2 East Main Street
www.roundhousebeacon.com

Beacon Arts
www.beaconarts.org

The Swann Inn
120 Howland Avenue
www.swanninnofbeacon.com

The Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street
www.howlandculturalcenter.org

Fishkill Ridge
32 Sunnyside Road

Beacon Flea Market
6 Henry Street
www.beaconflea.com

Church of St. Joachim
31 Willow Street
www.stjoachim-stjohn.org

Beacon Farmers Market
Red Flynn Drive
www.beaconfarmersmarket.org

Mount Gulian Historic Site
145 Sterling Street
www.mountgulian.org