City life getting you down? Need a break from the madness, and the insanity far from the maddening crowd? Or just want some serious R & R? Even if you can't spare too much time, there are weekend getaways from NYC that just may totally fit the bill. Whether it's time with the kids, some quality time with your significant other, or just some much-needed alone time, a little looking around can reveal a destination tailor made to suit your needs. There's options to suit practically every need, and every wallet, so put away your city suits and get out your favorite jeans, there's a weekend trip to plan! Take a look at some great options listed below.
Getaways for Couples
If romance is on your mind, you'll be spoiled for choice. Whether you can spare two hours or ten in travel time, there's a good chance your problem will be narrowing in on just one place to stay. From romantic B&B's to quaint mansions, fun stuff for the kids and outdoor activities for the entire family, take your pick, from one of the fabulous vacation spots below.
Located just an hour east of New York City, you may have overlooked Brookhaven, having seen it a million times on a map. However, this 400 square mile town has enough to offer even the pickiest visitor. Whether it's beaches you're after, museums to browse through, or biking trails, there's something for everyone. Rent a canoe or a kayak for a paddle down the Carmen river, or take a romantic walk downtown on the South Shore and Fire Island. If you're the outdoorsy kind, bike trails run down Central Brookhaven's Cathedral Pines County Park in Yaphank, and equestrian pursuits are yours to follow if your make your way to Southhaven Park. You may not feel like heading back home!
About two and a half hours from NYC is Kent, where the slower pace of life will welcome you to this sleepy eyed town. Take the Appalachian Trail for a spot of hiking, or make your way to the Kent Falls State Park for a view of the highest waterfalls in Connecticut - pack a picnic basket for two, and make a day of it! If you'd like to shop or spend a lazy day, take a look at the many shops and art galleries and pick up a souvenir of your weekend.
This is a delightful little village, just 2 hours from NYC where you can, among other things book yourself for a Murder Mystery Weekend, a specialty of the Harry Packer mansion, one of the many B & B's here. This particular attraction makes Jim Thorpe a great option for singles too, so put on your trench coat and get started on a search for clues. Be warned though, mystery weekends don't come cheap!
If you're looking to do some time travel, head no further than Ocean Grove. This charming seaside village will make you feel like you've entered an era gone back in time. There's something for everyone here, so don't worry about keeping the younger ones entertained - take your pick from lazing at the beach, walks around town, or shopping at the quaint stores for souvenirs.
With life the way it is, too many of us forget to take some time to smell the roses. As the years pass and time moves on relentless, does it really matter whether you get that file to your boss's table, or that your son flunked algebra? When you look back on the album of memories, it's the vacations together and the good times that you should remember. Take my word for it and give some serious thought to some fun vacation ideas, and with the many options that make up weekend getaways from NYC, all you have to do is get up and leave!