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Fall Getaways From NYC: Helpful Links

Looking to flee the city for a weekend of relaxation in the crisp weather and crunching leaves?  Here are some helpful starting points to plan your escape from the city.

First, you may want to start with these 10 Travel Ideas for Fall 2019. Or else you may want to check out this list of tips for autumn weekend getaways from NYC and beyond.

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  • The NY Daily news just came out with a short, but informative guide. [NYDN]
  • Various specials are available from the New York State tourism council. [Discover New York’s True Colors]
  • 5 Fall Getaways for Under $500 is never a bad idea. [SmarterTravel]
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Thanksgiving Weekend Getaways From NYC – 2019 Edition

Whether your idea of a great Thanksgiving escape from New York City is a Friday dash up the Taconic to Duchess County or a last-minute hop from JFK to Puerto Rico, we’ve got some suggestions for the countrified, the beachified, the traditional, the modern, and every turkey day escape from NYC in betweeen.

Whether your idea of a great Thanksgiving escape from New York City is a Friday dash up the Taconic to Duchess County or a last-minute hop from JFK to Puerto Rico, we’ve got some suggestions for the countrified, the beachified, the traditional, the modern, and every turkey day escape from NYC in betweeen.

NYC thanksgiving weekend vacationAs usual, the earlier you can check out property rental sites like VRBO or Air BnB, the better. Waiting until the last minute to book a cabin or a house to enjoy the long weekend in? That’s ok too, there are still soem gems available, but your research time will run longer, require more due diligence, and perhaps be subject to as much as a 50% price premium for the truly good properties that may be experiencing a cancellation or sudden inlux of excess capacity.

If you’re staying close to home, consider taking the entire day Wednesday off and leaving town around 10AM that morning. You’ll thank yourself for avoiding both the daytime and evening rush hours and you’ll arrive at your destination – be it upstate New York or downstate New Jersey, in a more relaxed and merry state of mind than you could possibly imagine after a fend-for-yourself scramble up or down I-95 on Wednesday evening.

Looking to get out of town? Perhaps to a warm weather climate? Then airfaire watchdog is first-rate resource for getting a handle on what airlines are offering the most attractive fares to where. The site organizes New York area airport departures by airport, and we’ve found amazing fares to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and places like Tulum, Mexico using this method.

Or perhaps you’re undecided and need some of the more reliable resouces around the web to make a determination. Here are some of the sites we think you’ll find most helpful.

Early bird and, later, last minute specials, are combined at the Travel Zoo holiday travel news desk. [Travel Zoo]

Escape Maker roundup of Thanksgiving getaway packages in the Tri-State Area. [Escapemaker]

Get the juices flowing with the Grey Lady’s 25 Northeast Getaways suggestions. [NY Times]

10 Thanksgiving escapes around the U.S. – photo montage. [Huffington Post]

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Ready to Getaway From NYC This Winter?

Get suggestions and tips for winter getaways, escapes, and day trips out of New York City.

New-york-state-winter Though autumn in New York City is a delectable time of year to enjoy the charms of the Manhattan metropolis, the pristine season is over all too soon. Once old man winter descends on NYC, any longterm resident knows that the key to sanity is a regular schedule of forays out of town.

A great place to start looking for cozy escapes within a day’s drive of the big apple or warm beaches in reach of a medium-length flight is New York Magazine’s winter travel getaways guide. They break down winter escapes from NYC for families, couples, foodies, adventurers and several other categories. All, of course, in the well-written, urbanely-sophisticated style of the birthplace of New Journalism.

Another excellent resource for fleeing New York City in the winter is the New York Times 12 winter weekend getaways guide.Whether its Hudson or New Palz in NY state or Merion or New Hope in Pennsylvania, the grey lady offers some solid suggestion for enjoyinig small town charm within a few hours drive of NYC.

Flee New York itself has an excellent guide to Montauk in winter – for some offbeat Long Island fun it’s worth checking out.

Finally, you’d do well to check vrbo.com for a newly-revamped cabin, b&b and rental property search and booking engine. Another great spot is Travelocity’s last minute getaways section. Though the engine is incredibly well know, you’re usually hard-pressed to find better deals to warm-weather climates like Miami or Las Vegas.

Check back soon for additional nyc weekend getaway suggestions!

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