WASHINGTON POST: Life’s more than a beach. Four mountain towns to visit this summer.

"Woodstock is the bohemian beating heart of Hudson Valley. Have breakfast at the Mud Club, a treehouse-like bagel shop with inventive schmear, and stroll down Tinker Street to check out the Golden Notebook bookshop, vintage stemware at Shop Little House and Three Turtle Doves for well-edited vintage fashion. Glo Spa supplies au courant pampering — think fireplace adorned treatment rooms and pelt-studded relaxation area with views of deer leaping through the surrounding prairies grass. In mid-afternoon, ice cream at Nancy’s of Woodstock Artisinal Creamery is an ideal pick-me-up."