A popular Hudson Valley City, which has made a dramatic comeback in the past decade, has been named the top getaway location in the Northeast. Beacon has earned the honor from Getaway Mavens, a travel website specializing in finding eclectic, 'turnkey' getaway locations with a focus on one-of-a-kind shopping, foodie-approved dining and luxury lodging.

Beacon's resurgence largely began with the opening of Dia: Beacon in May of 2003. A 300,000 square foot museum carved out of the old Nabisco box printing plant. Dia gives Beacon a world class tourist attraction, right on the banks of the Hudson River. Beacon is full of great restaurants and bars too. Walking down Main Street, you can find just about anything you're looking for. That includes lots of fun quirky places to shop too.

The Getaway Mavens were also quite pleased with Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, a specialty hotel overlooking a waterfall and creek. They have a special four course menu for Valentines Day if you're looking for something fun to do with your significant other.

The top 20 also featured locations like Martha's Vineyard, Newport, RI and several Connecticut beach towns.