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Labor Day Weekend 2016 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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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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Summer Getaways From NYC: Escaping the New York Heat

New-york-summer-getaway The humidity (really, we can’t stand it) is spiking, the days have grown long, and the L.I.E. between New York and the Hamptons is a freaking zoo from Thursday to Monday.

New-york-summer-getaway The humidity (really, we can’t stand it) is spiking, the days have grown long, and the L.I.E. between New York and the Hamptons is a freaking zoo from Thursday to Monday.  You’ve got to get away, and where else but the Internet can you turn for leads and suggestions on how best to escape your own personal music video hell of “Hot Town: Summer in the City.”  Flee New York is here for you: Check back all summer long for a regularly updated list of where, when, and how to find the best summer getaways, escapes, and other weekend summer travel suggestions from NYC. In the meantime, the Weekend Travel Ideas blog has a detailed rundown of Summer Weekend Escapes From New York City.

LISTS

The L Magazine’s list includes six great suggestions ranging from Hudson River Tubing to Kate’s Lazy Meadow Motel in the Catskills.
[Summer Weekend Getaways: Escape NYC]

New York Magazine‘s 52 Weekends page is an absolute gold mine.
[52 Weekends out of NYC]

All Getaways has a list of 77 straightforward suggestions…
[New York Weekend Getaways]

Gridskipper has lots of slightly off-center Hamptons coverage and tips.
[Gridskipper Hamptons page]

NYC Pulse has a list of 10 top beaches in the NYC area.
[NYC Summer Beaches]

UTILITY

Airfare Watchdog keeps a close eye on flights out of town.  Some of their discounts are astonishing.
[Airfare Watchdog NYC list]

Travelocity‘s last-minute packages can sometimes be a good option for getting you up to Maine or Canada.
[Last Minute Packages]

VRBO is a great place to start looking for house and cabin rentals upstate and everywhere else.
[Vacation Rentals By Owner Online]

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