Winter getaways from NYC: Where to ski, snowboard and more
Our guide to winter getaways from NYC will help you plan your perfect New York State escape, whether you want to hit the slopes or see the sights
Thu Jan 30 2014
- Skiing and snowboarding
- Outdoor adventures
- Winter spa breaks
- Winter getaways for the family
- Day and weekend trips
For some of the best cold-weather sports, indulgent spa retreats, winter festivals and fresh-from-the-farm fare, you don’t have to leave New York—State, that is. Consult our guide to weekend getaways from NYC. If you’re planning to hit the slopes this winter, the Empire State has the largest number of ski mountains in the country, and offers everything from gentle, beginner-friendly terrain to Olympic-class facilities. Looking for a more extreme adventure? Whether you want to zip-line above spectacular scenery or scale an icy peak, there are plenty of activities that will get your pulse racing.
If cultural excursions are more your thing, visit the homes of some of the nation’s most important historical figures, from FDR to Walt Whitman; pay tribute to the Babe at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown; or see supersize installations by iconic modern masters at Hudson Valley art haven Dia:Beacon.
Or perhaps you’d prefer to chill out in a luxury spa, spend a weekend sampling some locally produced wines—New York is the country’s third-largest wine-producing state—or snag designer bargains at one of the biggest outlet malls in the world. Whatever your pleasure, escape the city—and discover New York.
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