For some of the best cold-weather sports, indulgent winter 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 mountains for skiing and snowboarding in the country, and offers everything from gentle, beginner-friendly terrain to Olympic-class facilities. Or take a day trip to chill out in a luxury spa or spend a weekend sampling some locally produced wines. Whatever your pleasure, escape the city—and discover New York.
Best winter getaways from NYC
Best New York ski resorts for skiing and snowboarding
Looking for New York State's best skiing and snowboarding? Hit the slopes—or trails—at one of these New York ski resorts just two to five hours from the city.
Tackle the snow with an inner tube, cross-country skis or an ice ax (yes, really)
Winter spa breaks
Loosen up with a trip to one of these luxurious out-of-town retreats
Winter getaways for the family
Warm up in an indoor water park, explore underground caves or skate like an Olympian
Skiing and snowboarding
Get excited, shredders and ski bums: There are powder and slopes aplenty just a short distance away
Day and weekend trips
Whether you enjoy art and culture, bargain hunting or craft-brewery tours, check out our itineraries
The best road trips in America
Itching to run off on a grand adventure?