Don’t spend your precious days off waiting around in airport lounges; easy day trips and overnights are just a car, train or bus ride away. Whether you’re looking for adventurous things to do outside, places to relax, beaches off the beaten track, culinary destinations (lobster-shack road trip!) or culture, we’ve found plenty of weekend getaways to satisfy your wanderlust.
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Weekend getaways and day trips from NYC
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The 10 best weekend getaways from NYC
We've got weekend getaways for adventurers and lazybones alike—all so close, you can go right now
Day trips from NYC
Want to get out of the city for a day? We won't blame you.
Escape to a beach town in Delaware, lake resort in New York State, mountaintop retreat in New Hampshire or lobster hot spot in Maine
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Itching to run off on a grand adventure?