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Labor Day Weekend 2017 Getaways From NYC – Fall Weekend Trips in the New York Area

Looking to get away from New York City this Labor Day weekend and perhaps later in the Fall? We’ve been doing some research into bargains, quirky getaway packages, unknown vacation gems, long distance trips, weekend B&B excursions, and more.

Labor-day-nycFortunately there’s still plenty of time (even at the last minute) to end your summer in style with a Labor Day weekend getaway from the heat and dampness of the city.  A Labor Day weekend getaway deal from NYC is the perfect way to transition between the dog days of summer and the crisp energy of a back-to-work-city come the early autumn.

Looking to get away from New York City this Labor Day weekend and perhaps later in the Fall?  We’ve been doing some research into bargains, quirky getaway packages, unknown  vacation gems, long distance trips, weekend B&B excursions, and more.  Below, find links to some of the Labor Day and Fall 2014’s most appealing travel options around and beyond NYC.

The Weekend Travel Ideas blog has bulleted list of solid suggestions for both the last-minute traveler and the more planning-inclined. LINK: [Labor Day Deals From NYC for 2016]

The New York State Tourism Board’s blog has a round up of interesting Adirondack weekend vacation packages, including B&B specials, hiking excursions, and couples massage-themed escapes.
LINK: [Adirondack Fall Vacation Packages: The Beat]

If the previous link appealed to you, consider following the NY State Tourism board on Twitter: LINK: [@I_LOVE_NY]

Interested in kayaking?  Rapids are shooting up at a variety of recently-closed old dams in the Tri-State area.  The NYT has the scoop for Labor Day Kayakers out of NYC.
LINK: [As Dams Go Down, Kayaking Rises]

Here’s a classic NY Mag piece on last minute Labor Day escapes from NYC, including lesser-known gems in Nantucket, Lake Placid, and the Berkshires.
LINK [Last Minute Getaways – Four Nearby Options for Labor Day Weekend]

For last minute airfare out of town, you’d do well to check Side Step, Travelocity’s last-minute deals, as well as the Airfair Watchdog’s New York section.
LINK [Airfare Watchdog’s NYC Airfare Page]

Also, keep in mind that the cheapest airfares of the year usually occur between Labor Day and the end of October, so if you’re looking to take a jaunt away from the Eastern seaboard, the early Fall is the time to do it.
LINK [You’ll Find the Cheapest Airfares Now Through October 30]

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Labor Day Last Minute Getaways From NYC? There’s Still Time to Flee New York City.

Labr If you’re combing the web this week frantically searching for someplace outside of NYC to spend this Labor Day weekend, you’re probably not a very good planner.  It’s one of the New York region’s biggest tourist weekends and you haven’t had the foresight to book a room somewhere?

Yet, good deals are still available if you know where to look. For some timely suggestions, you might try Weekend Travel Ideas – Labor Day Getaways From NYC.

Strategy 1:  If you haven’t heard of it, surf over to VRBO’s New York page.  You can search for still-available rental properties and they’re usually pretty good about letting you know if a cabin or guest house remains up for grabs for the current weekend.

Strategy 2: Try Travelocity’s last-minute weekend page. Right now, it looks like there are flight/hotel deals for about $250 or so to Greensboro, SC, Memphis, TN and Fort Lauderdale.   Hey — beggars can’t be choosers if they’ve left Labor Day weekend planning to the last minute!

Strategy 3: Pick someplace you’ve been and enjoyed before and get in touch with the proprietor of the bed and breakfast or hotel you stayed in.  If they don’t have vacancy, chances are they’ll be able to refer you to one of their colleagues.  We once had good luck with this when planning a last-minute labor day trip to Shelter Island.   (Actually a wonderful place to spend the  long weekend.)

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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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