5. Saugerties Lighthouse

Saugerties Ligththouse

The 1869 Saugerties Lighthouse is unique in that it serves as both a Living Museum, as well as a renowned (and quite romantic) Bed & Breakfast with two rooms, a kitchen, a small parlor and an outside deck. Inside, the museum displays artifacts of the original lighthouse, which the now-standing Saugerties replaced in 1838.

The current lighthouse was deactivated in 1954, but was restored by the Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy, and relit in 1990. If you’re looking for a scenic weekend trip, it’s the perfect location for an impromptu getaway from the city. See photos inside the B&B here.