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Memorial Day Weekend Getaways From NYC – 2017

When the Memorial Day weekend of May 26 – 29, 2017 rolls around, tour options are as varied as your desire to slip the surly bonds of the subway and the constant drone of 1010 wins. Get out of New York for Memorial Day.

Memorial Day 2012 NYC GetawaysMemorial Day weekend is a choice block of time to extricate yourself from the insanity of the city of New York.  Well, actually any weekend is a great time to do that, but Memorial Day has the benefit of being a three-day-weekend.  An excellent place to start planning your trip is the Weekend Travel Ideas site’s list of suggestions geared toward the budget-conscious but tasteful traveler: Memorial Day Getways From NYC.

Other avenues for exploring your various options for Memorial Day weekend abound. If something more refined appeals to you, the Hudson Valley could be a good choice.  Or if you’re in the mood for some more downscale celebrating, then the Jersey Shore is just starting to heat up at the end of May.  Of course, these are just the destinations withink driving distance.  Last minute airfare and hotel packages far out of town are another excellent option for making the most of the long weekend.

Below, find our list of top resources for fleeing New York on Memorial Day. They range from comprhensive guides for self-directed research to our hand-selected fare off-the-beaten path gyms around the tri-state area.

The New York Times has a reliable link guide for trips out of town. [NYT]

Time out New York is a rich source of travel ideas for the urban sophisticate. [Time Out NY]

Priceline is already up with their promo page for last minute Memorial Day Weekend deals. [Priceline]

Really want to get random? Yes, there’s such things as the Adirondacks polka festival. [Dance Gypsy]

Feeling the original patriotic intent of Memorial Day? The Jones Beach Airshow on Long Island might be just the event for you. [NYAS]

If you’re in the mood for some beach excitement and have a Jet Blue frequent flyer account, then you might consider checking out the Urban Fiesta weekend in San Juan, Puerto Rico. [Urban Fiesta]

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Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Getaways From NYC

If a three-day weekend of sin sounds like your idea of a relaxing Memorial Day holiday, then Atlantic City, or even Las Vegas are still both very much on the table. The two entertainment capitals have never been more affordable.

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One solid place to start for Memorial escape suggestions is the Weekend Travel Ideas round of NYC-specific destinations for New Yorkers looking to make a hasty and budget-friendly escape from Gotham.

Weekend Travel Bloggers: Memorial Day Getaways Round Up

If a three-day weekend of sin sounds like your idea of a relaxing Memorial Day holiday, then Atlantic City, or even Las Vegas are still both very much on the table.  The two entertainment capitals have never been more affordable.  In fact, New York Magazine’s just completed a comprehensive feature about where to find the best deals.  [Las Vegas – Sinning on the Cheap]

For last minute deals to Atlantic City, Vegas, or elsewhere, you’ll want to check our Travelocity’s “Last Minute” packages.  It’s also worth trying sidestep.com and kayak.com to search for discounted airfare and hotel packages.

Looking to rent a cabin, house, or secure a room in a bed and breakfast?  You can search Vacation Rentals by Owner and find out what’s still available for the weekend.  (Probably not much – but it’s worth a try!) [VRBO]

Looking to plan a last-minute Memorial Day trip around a random, special event in New York State?  The State Tourism board’s blog has a roundup of Memorial Day Events being held around the state, including fun at Bellaeyre Mountain, special lectures at The Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library, and a quilting convention in Sackett Harbor, NY.  [Memorial Day Weekend Events in New York State]

Of course, you have the option of planning a “Stay-cation” and making the best out of exploring what the city has to offer.  For suggestions on this strategy, check out our “Flee New York in New York” section.  And if you’ve never checked it out, the local “New Yorkology” blog has some decent suggestions for NYC stay-cation options.

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New York City Beach Getaway Options: Beaches Close to NYC

Long-beach-ny As the thermometer rises, how can anyone be expected to get through the summer months without a trip to the beach? Well, they can’t, which is why Flee New York is putting together an ongoing list of convenient beach getaway options within close range of Manhattan Island.

Long-beach-ny As the thermometer rises, how can anyone be expected to get through the summer months without a trip to the beach?  Well, they can’t, which is why Flee New York is putting together an ongoing list of convenient beach getaway options within close range of Manhattan Island.  Check back for more suggestions…

Here is a general rundown of the best options for [Beaches Near NYC: Weekend Travel]

We defy you to read this New York Times article on Sandy Hook Beach and not want to immediately take the half hour ferry ride from Manhattan.  [Sandy Hook Beach: New York Times]

Check out this video: It’s a great introduction to beaches close to NYC that are accessible by public transportation: These include Rockaway Beach (A Train), Coney Island (F Train), and Jones Beach (L.I.R.R.)

For that matter, remember that Long Beach and several other Long Island destinations are available via the Long Island Railroad. [L.I.R.R. Long Beach Timetable]

Here’s a fairly informative discussion board with the subject “Beaches Close to NYC.” [Ask a New Yorker]

And for you East Coast surfers, be sure to check out the New York Surfrider website for inside info on the best breaks and beaches for surfers. [Surfrider NYC]

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