New York City itself is one of the finest cities in the world that attracts tourists from all around the world. It has got so many exciting places and things to do that also makes it one of the liveliest cities all across the globe. But for New Yorkers, this city is filled with crowded places that make them wait for their every national holiday so that they can grab their sunblock and get going.
New York City has got plenty of places around it that offer incredible weekend trips opportunities ranging from day trips to unique inns and full-service resorts, this list has weekend getaway options for all the budgets.
Bear Mountain State Park
Bear Mountain State Park is a haven for adventurers for an easy escape from city madness. The state park located in the mountains is rising from the west bank of the Hudson River, that offers abundant opportunities for hiking, biking as well as picnic groves. It also has lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool and a zoo for an amazing experience.
Mohonk Mountain House
The Mohonk Mountain House, also popular as Lake Mohonk Mountain House, is a historic American resort hotel located on the Shawangunk Ridge in Ulster County in New York. It is just 1 hour 40 minutes’ drive from the New York City. This Mountain House has guest accommodations which are located in a beautiful castle-like building that has a Victorian character and breathtaking views. This luxurious hotel houses a tennis center, stables, a 107-year-old 9-hole Scottish golf course, spectacular gardens, Skating Pavilion and 85 miles of hiking trails.
New Hope, Pennsylvania
New Hope is a borough in Bucks County which is popular for its indie boutiques and seasonal-focused eateries. It is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from the New York City. This amazing destination is spread over 134 acres of land that accommodates hundreds of species of native plants and spectacular woodlands as well as meadows throughout.
Sea Girt, NJ
Sea Girt is a small town located along a stretch of beautiful beaches. The visitors can relax at its beaches and dine as well as sip a few cocktails at Scarborough Fair which is an elegant lounge cum restaurant set in a refurbished farmhouse.
Hudson is a city located approximately 2 hours and twenty minutes’ drive from the New York City. It is popular for its food as well as antiques and it houses a great place Ca’Mea that does extremely well in both as it offers amazing cuisine with rare retro finds.
Phoenicia is tucked into the Catskills, popular for its mellow, no-frills, hippie culture that makes it easy for anyone to relax here. This place reflects a conservative old era and you can spot Brooklyn lumbersexual sipping Buds along the bar in perfect harmony. For every no-nonsense staple, you can head to Phoenicia Diner, or it also has a hipster newbie named the Graham & Co.
Shelter Island, LI
Shelter Island is a town as well as an island located at the eastern end of Long Island in the state of New York. This place is all about is all about unwinding yourself at a place filled with historic plantations, unassuming cafés, kayaking opportunities and, stunning views.
Ocean City, NJ
Ocean City is popular as the America‘s Greatest Family Resort as it houses clean beaches, a world famous boardwalk, and various events that attract people from all over the country. The visitors can indulge in various activities that are tailored according to the interests of the guests. One can visit Ocean City with their family in the summer or even host a business meeting in the fall.
Beacon, is located approximately one and a half hours’ drive away from the New York City. The key highlight is the Main Street thoroughfare that has farm-to-table restaurants, world-class art, a Doctor Who-themed café, and everything is situated within a leisurely afternoon’s walking distance.
Asbury Park, NJ
Asbury Park is located almost 1 hours 30 minutes’ drive away from and it houses one of the best beaches in New Jersey. The visitors can take a stroll in the endless sand, view the great surf and marvel at the stunning boardwalk. It is also famous for its unique shops, eclectic restaurants that also offers breathtaking views and the restored Paramount Theater & Convention Hall which is the crown jewel of this place.