Get suggestions and tips for winter getaways, escapes, and day trips out of New York City.
Though autumn in New York City is a delectable time of year to enjoy the charms of the Manhattan metropolis, the pristine season is over all too soon. Once old man winter descends on NYC, any longterm resident knows that the key to sanity is a regular schedule of forays out of town.
A great place to start looking for cozy escapes within a day’s drive of the big apple or warm beaches in reach of a medium-length flight is New York Magazine’s winter travel getaways guide. They break down winter escapes from NYC for families, couples, foodies, adventurers and several other categories. All, of course, in the well-written, urbanely-sophisticated style of the birthplace of New Journalism.
Another excellent resource for fleeing New York City in the winter is the New York Times 12 winter weekend getaways guide.Whether its Hudson or New Palz in NY state or Merion or New Hope in Pennsylvania, the grey lady offers some solid suggestion for enjoyinig small town charm within a few hours drive of NYC.
Flee New York itself has an excellent guide to Montauk in winter – for some offbeat Long Island fun it’s worth checking out.
Finally, you’d do well to check vrbo.com for a newly-revamped cabin, b&b and rental property search and booking engine. Another great spot is Travelocity’s last minute getaways section. Though the engine is incredibly well know, you’re usually hard-pressed to find better deals to warm-weather climates like Miami or Las Vegas.
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