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
The best road trips to take from NYC
The best road trips out of NYC take you on getaways to see history or nature—and they’re all less than six hours away
Day trips from NYC
Want to get out of the city for a day? We won't blame you.
The best Long Island wineries
Need a drinking destination that isn’t your go-to dive bar down the block?
The best vineyards in North Fork, Long Island
Map out an awesome wine-soaked road trip with our handy guide to the top North Fork wineries. Bottoms up!
Five dramatic lighthouses that you can rent overnight near NYC
Not only will you gain some perspective during your stay, but you’ll literally be able to see for miles
Three architecturally stunning geodesic domes you can rent right now
These vacation rentals all offer the chance to be immersed in some pretty stunning architecture
The best wineries in NJ
At these wineries in NJ, sample some of the Garden State’s finest vintages while you admire the green scenery
The best bed-and-breakfasts in NJ
Looking for a great bed-and-breakfast? NJ offers plenty of sleepy towns with cute B&Bs for rejuvenating getaways.
The 10 best romantic getaways in NY
These romantic getaways in NY state are perfect for long weekends, holiday escapes or anytime you need a little R&R