The Hudson Area Visitor Survey

The Hudson Area Visitor Survey is designed to improve the experience for current and potential visitors to the Hudson Valley and surrounding regions by helping local hospitality, business, and cultural attractions understand their interests and meet their needs

The survey period is now closed. Thank you for your interest. Please visit again later in the spring of 2017 to find out the results of the survey.

Supported by New York State's Empire State Development and the I ♥ NY Division of Tourism under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Initiative

Enter for a Chance to Win

All respondents completing the survey will have the opportunity to win one of fifty $10 gift cards, or one grand prize, a 'Stay and Play in Hudson' package, which includes a two-night stay for two at Wm. Farmer & Sons Boarding House, dinner for two at Zak Pelaccio’s award-winning restaurant Fish & Game, plus complimentary passes to area arts and tourism destinations.

The Hudson Area Visitor Survey is a collaborative effort between tourism attractions, as well as shops, restaurants, and lodging-providers located in Hudson and the surrounding region. The project evolved from discussions with Assemblymember Didi Barrett and local cultural and tourism destinations.

This survey is supported by New York State's Empire State Development and the I ♥ NY Division of Tourism under Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council Initiative.

The survey is being conducted by George Wachtel of Audience Research & Analysis (ARA), an independent research company, and Larisa Ortiz Associates. All data collected will go directly to ARA to maintain anonymity and confidentiality, and will not be shared with any third party.


Basilica HudsonFilmColumbiaOlana State Historic Site
Clermont State Historic SiteHudson Opera HouseRural Intelligence
Columbia Economic Development Corp.Jacob's Pillow Dance FestivalShaker Museum, Mount Lebanon
Columbia Land ConservancyLumberyard Contemporary Performing ArtsThomas Cole National Historic Site
The Crandell TheatreMartin Van Buren National Historic Site 

Recently named one of the top 20 small cities in America by Bloomberg Business and featured in Conde Nast Traveler, MAXIM and The New York Times; Hudson boasts a remarkable collection of largely intact 18th-, 19th- and early 20th-century buildings, dozens of galleries, world-class food, a thriving arts scene, numerous antique and design shops and many cultural and historic attractions – all within easy access to outdoor activities such as skiing, biking, hiking, fishing and swimming. Hudson is approximately 40 minutes from Albany, 1 hour from the Berkshires, 2 hours from New York City, 2 3/4 hours from Boston, and 4 hours from Montreal.

The Hudson Opera House is the lead organization on this project, and you can direct any questions regarding the Hudson Area Visitor Survey to Thank you for your participation!

© 2017 Hudson Area Visitor Survey