The Perfect Weekend Trips From NYC
Temporary respite from Manhattan’s concrete jungle is only a short car or train ride away.
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Whether you’re a seasoned New Yorker or a recent transplant, there’s no shame in admitting when you need a break from the city. The concrete jungle-esque scenery can occasionally get redundant, and coming to that realization doesn’t negate your love of the city or your signature New York ability to steal someone else’s cab.
If you’re raring to escape New York City to explore a new destination, even for the weekend, you’re very much not alone. In fact, long weekend travel is one of the top travel trends of 2019. According to Booking.com, “over half of global travelers (53%) report they plan to take more weekend trips in 2019.” These “micro trips” give you a taste of a destination you’ve been itching to experience, without using too many vacation days or being away from your dogs for too long.
For those planning a weekend trip—whether last-minute or months in the future—these seven must-visit spots are within a few hours of New York via plane, train, or automobile. Each can be fully enjoyed in a weekend, though thanks to their luxe hotel options and sought-after culinary offerings, you’ll probably be left wanting more.