We’re huge fans of all things NYC, but sometimes even we need a break from the city and all it entails. Fortunately, New York City provides one of the best bases in the country to use as a jumping-off point for some incredible day trips or even longer road trips. Whether you're taking someone special on a romantic getaway, or are looking to disconnect from your devices with a serious dose of nature, these road trips from NYC serve as an ideal weekend getaway.
Once you’ve explored all five boroughs, there are loads of scenic drives, charming towns, hikes and gorgeous natural scenery to explore. Each destination offers a nice counterbalance to the frenetic pace of the city. Maybe you're looking to escape the heat of NYC in the summer, or you’re just wanting to discover a nearby destination you've never been to before. Here are the best road trips from New York City, from the most scenic corners of New England to charming Catskills enclaves. If these trips spark an infatuation with the open road, opt to go cross-country and check out the best road trips in America.
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