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Memorial Day Weekend 2019 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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Spring Will Spring Soon! Plan Your Getaway From NYC Now

Spring is just two days away.  Watch this space for getaway and daytrip tips from the New York City area. We’ll have the lowdown on bed and breakfast deals, adventure sports discounts, golf packages, and more.  Whether you want to bike on Long Island, hike in New Jersey, antique shop in Pennsylvania, or go mountain climbing in upstate New York, we’ll have something for everyone.

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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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