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.
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]
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]