As a student attending SUNY New Paltz, I spend a lot of my time in town on the weekends. On Sundays I love to have brunch, head to the farmers market to pick up fresh produce for the week, and stop by some of the boutiques and shops in town. I love shopping in New Paltz, especially when looking to buy a gift for someone because the stores have so much to offer. I've heard of Small Business Saturday before, but I didn't know much about it and I was looking to see how it benefits local businesses, so I did some research.
It Is Important to support local businesses In order to Increase the vibrancy of towns and keep your favorite shops alive. By buying from local businesses, you are not only helping the business, but the community as well. The surrounding area has over 1,000 local businesses from coffee shops to record stores and antique shops. Below is a snapshot of our members to get you started.
New Paltz is one of the best places to get your holiday shopping done because there are so many options to choose from. Visit our gift shops, clothing & shoe stores, custom framing, art galleries, and more. Start on Main Street and head downtown, stopping on Church Street to visit their book stores, chocolate shop, and coffee shops before heading down to Water Street Market.
Give the gift of relaxation this year with a gift card to one of the spa and wellness spots in New Paltz. Choose from salons, massage therapy, and full service spas so your recipient will go into 2020 relaxed and ready to tackle the new year!
Fall wouldn't be complete without a visit to one of our many farmers markets in the area. Everyone can find a gift for the hard to buy foodie in their family. From fresh baked goods to local produce they have it all.
Take a break from your busy shopping day to enjoy a delicious meal at the many restaurants in New Paltz. Grab a drink at one of our breweries or wineries and have a bite to eat at one of our cafes, pubs, seafood restaurants and more. Whatever you're craving, you'll be able to find it here in New Paltz.