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Weekend getaways and day trips from NYC

Escape the city at the drop of a sun hat with these weekend getaways and day trips

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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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Melissa p
Melissa p

There's lots of places to go near NYC that are beautiful! I just found a tumblr that posts reviews of cool places near here. casualtravelnyc.tumblr.com

Pam H
Pam H

How about The Blue Willow Bed and Breakfast in upstate historic Stone Ridge in Hudson Valley NY.  Gorgeous scenery, romantic, relaxing, lots to do.