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
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!
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
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
Five magical treehouses near NYC that you can rent on Airbnb
With these magical treehouse rentals, all within a five-hour drive of New York, you can get right in the thick of it. Literally.
The best weekend getaways in NJ
Don’t call it dirty Jersey—these weekend getaways in NJ are actual vacation destinations with beaches, shops and more