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The Best Attractions and Activities in the Tri-State

Head to a museum, a gallery or see impressive architecture in these east coast cities

3 Beekman Street


The 2003 inauguration of Dia:Beacon (a satellite of the Chelsea original) has been one of the brightest examples of the area’s bustling arts community. Check out its latest exhibit: a massive retrospective of American artist Carl Andre.

Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair
The collection, devoted solely to American art and Native American art forms (one of the few in the United States), represents the cultural achievements of indigenous groups in weaving, pottery, woodcarving and textiles. Be sure to check out the gallery devoted to the work of 19th century American painter George Inness; it’s the only one in the world.

1491 Mill Run Road, Pennsylvania
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater has been heralded since its 1935 creation as one of the most unusual homes in the world. Using the architectural device known as the cantilever, the structure allows residents to live within a waterfall, giving the phrase “being one with nature” a whole new meaning.



Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road, New Windsor
Nestled in the Hudson Highlands, this 500-acre open-air sculpture park is the ideal setting for Storm King’s premier collection of more than 100 sculptures by artists such as Marc di Suvero, Henry Moore and Maya. This widely celebrated attraction draws visitors from across the globe and is only a one-hour ride from New York City.

Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street, New Haven
Newly renovated and expanded, the country’s oldest university art museum is filled with encyclopedic collections and masterpieces of American paintings and sculptures, African art, modern and contemporary pieces, coins and medals and much more. With more than 185,000 objects in its holdings, ranging from ancient times to present-day, it’s no surprise that the gallery is a treasure amongst New Haven residents and a favorite amongst art enthusiasts.

Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson Street, Hoboken
Take a trip to Frank Sinatra’s birthplace and visit the rotating exhibits and galleries that highlight Hoboken’s illustrative history from musical contributions to the various “firsts” this city can claim. The museum’s location is important too, as the 2,000-square-foot space is inside one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront.