Day trips from NYC

Take a break from city life with these beaches, outdoor adventures, wineries and more day trips from NYC

Photograph: Jolie Ruben
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Want to get out of the city for a day? We won't blame you. No matter how much New Yorkers love Gotham (it's the greatest city in the world, damn it), sometimes we need a change of scenery. Whether you're looking for cool out-of-town spots, fun things to do outside during the summer or places to relax and get away from the stress of the city, there are loads of destinations just a short ride away.

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Comments

4 comments
Cathy G
Cathy G

Some good ones but you missed fab Rosendale, not 90 minutes from NYC. Main Street has loads of great shops (antiques, records), a fantastic baker, a tea house, a handful of eclectic eateries, a community-owned theatre and a rail trail for hiking and biking (yes, there's even a bike rental place in town). Best of all, you can take the bus up from the Port Authority and don't even need a car to do all of these cool things.

Brent W
Brent W

Nice list.  Lot of cute spots.  But.....  What about Long Beach, NY?  Where else can you find a fabulous beach island less than an hour train ride from the city with rental bikes, bars, restaurants, shopping, and a 2.2 mi. boardwalk?  Fire Island?  Please.  


Long Beach is a gem.  It has the proximity of Rockaway, with the cleanliness and safety of Fire Island.  Yes, you have to pay to get on the beach - that cleanliness and safety doesn't pay for itself - but it's worth it.  What started as a summer town has evolved into a year-round community that's starting to look like a 6th borough.  We have artists, surfers, foodies, actors, volleyball players, and playgrounds.  Our historic brick streets and riviera-style architecture are present-day reminders of a Golden past, when the City of Long Beach was THE place to be for movie stars, mobsters, and molls.  There's even a 100 year old speakeasy, Shine's, that's still there today!


Come for the beach, come for the food, come for the roaring night life in the West End.  But whatever you do, do come.  And get to know a community full of people strong enough to survive & rebuild after being devastated by Hurricane Sandy.  


See you on the beach!

Harry G
Harry G

Thanks for inspiring us to visit Sleepy Hollow when we head to Manhattan in a couple of weeks!

Rose Dunne
Rose Dunne

recently in NY and the columbus circle bordering Central Park, a huge statue and boat sculpture are there with many statues, significance? is this Columbus coming to America and the statues, who are they, one looked like Nero, thank you. sadly there was no info posted, but many groups were there enjoying the views. thanks again