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Best Weekend Destination in New york, Reviews

With so much to do in New York City, including world-class restaurants, and lots of culture, it’s easy to stay within the city limits, in your neighborhood or even in a nearby area and never leave. That said, staying here can cause some high-level agitation. Sometimes you just need to get away, and this weekend from New York is perfect for fun, relaxation, and a chance to try something new.

If you are lucky enough to have a car, these places are quite easy to reach. But subways, trains, and ferries make weekends easier. All less than 5 hours from the city, this Weekend destination near me offers everything from art to lounging on a lake. Spend a few days in comfortable lodgings, enjoying the beauty of nature, shopping for antiques, or relaxing on the beach. With New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and northern Rhode Island just around the corner, the weekend can take you to a whole new world.

Here we are suggesting some of the Best Weekend Destination in New York.

Bear Mountain, NY

Set along the Hudson River, forested Bear Mountain is known for its namesake state park, and for being a year round nature lover’s haven for biking, cross country skiing, fishing, and hiking as a part of the world renown Appalachian National Scenic Trail. It’s home to a colorful carousel, a playground, and both an outdoor ice skating rink and a pool, as well as the Trailside Museums & Zoo, and nearby Fort Montgomery.

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The Hamptons, New York

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The Hamptons, in the South Fork east of Long Island, are a series of beach communities known as summer destinations for wealthy New York City residents. It features long stretches of beach and interior farmland, towns and villages with 18th-century pebble buildings and plantations hidden behind tall boxwood fences. East Hampton is home to exclusive designer restaurants, bars and boutiques.


Kaaterskill Falls near Hudson

Located on the east side of the Hudson River, Hudson, NY is about a 2.5 hour drive from the city. Visitors may be surprised to learn that Hudson was a former whaling port associated with Nantucket in the 1800s. The town is full of 19th-century charm and beautiful historic buildings.

Hudson is also known for its thriving culinary scene, complete with famous New York chefs. You will want to arrive hungry! Take time to stroll around, which is lined with antique shops, quirky shops, and art galleries like Art House Hudson or Carrie Haddad Gallery. Be sure to hike one of the scenic trails nearby.

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Harriman State Park, New York

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A trip to Harriman State Park is a must for those looking to escape the city’s rat race to immerse themselves in the glory of nature. Worth more than a day trip from New York City, the park features 200 miles of hiking trails, beaches, camping areas, lakes, and a seemingly endless array of wildlife, providing the perfect respite from busy city life.

Head to Lake Sebago, one of the largest lakes in the park, where you can swim, boat or camp. You can also hike the 18-mile section of the famous Appalachian Trail that runs through Harriman.

Getting there from the city is easy; it’s only a 35 mile drive. The Hampton Inn Harriman Woodbury Hotel is less than two miles from Harriman and seven miles from the park entrance. Guests can take advantage of the free shuttle to the Woodbury Common outlets. Free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool and free breakfast are added amenities, along with the fridge and microwave included in every kitchenette.


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