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Here's our promise: the best weekend getaways from New York City will re-energize and surprise you, taking you to places you won't believe are only a few hours away from the Big Apple. Looking for natural wonders? Lake Placid is calling your name. Craving new types of cultural pursuits, including exciting art galleries? Head to Phoenicia or Beacon. And if it's endless gambling that you're after, Bethlehem, in Pennsylvania, will tickle all of your senses. If you're strapped for time, consider embarking on a day trip or a short road trip instead.