By the time summer arrives in New York, most of us are more than ready to get out of the city. While there are plenty of things to do to stay cool — from checking out the hottest new rooftop restaurants and bars to kayaking our local waterways and hitting up the best nearby beaches — there comes a point when you just need to get away. Fortunately there are plenty of summer getaways from NYC that offer a refreshing change of scenery and a whole slew of new activities.
All within 6 hours of the city these getaway destinations are chock full of relaxing and surprising things to do. Visiting a farm, walking through treetops, dining in a quaint seaside hamlet and getting a full spa treatment are all within reach. Explore these towns and you might discover a new hobby or the next best regional food trend. Whatever you choose, you’ll return to the city recharged and ready to get back into the daily grind. If you can’t get away for more than a day, check out these day trips from New York for a quick trip. Just get out there and try something new for the best summer ever.
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