Five Best Small Town Getaways from New York
We get it: you’ve been cooped up in your apartment for weeks, and you’re ready for a taste of fresh air and an escape from city life. Luckily, a great adventure is closer than you think. Here are our picks for the top five small-town getaways that are just a quick drive from the City.
1. The Catskills, New York
Take a hike to the famed Kaaterskill Falls, or try your hand at some off-road cycling at the Windham Mountain Bike Park; this dreamy destination is all about experiencing the great outdoors. If your adventures cause your appetite to spike, pop into top-rated Cucina for dinner or grab a pint & brewery tour at West Kill Brewing.
Where to Stay: Hampton Inn Kingston
2. Neptune Township, New Jersey
If it’s a beach getaway on your mind, escape the crowds of the more touristy beach destinations and head to the little enclave of Neptune. Pack the sand-castle tools and head to Avon-on-the-Sea for some white sand perfection, then end the day with a hearty meal from Local Smoke BBQ.
Where to Stay: Hampton Inn Neptune/Wall
3. Sleepy Hollow, New York
Yep, the tale of the headless horseman happened just a couple hours outside of Manhattan, and you can explore the supernatural at the (supposedly haunted) Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. For a less macabre outing, check out the manicured gardens of Kykuit, the Rockefeller family’s palacial hilltop estate.
Where to Stay: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown
4. Saratoga Springs, New York
If browsing and strolling along a charming and historic downtown block is more your getaway style, then look no further than Saratoga Springs. Or, make a visit to one of the town’s namesake bubbling mineral attractions at the Saratoga Spa State Park.
Where to Stay: The Saratoga Hilton
5. North Fork, New York
Wineries are calling your name from Long Island’s less visited coast. Go for an afternoon of tastings at Kontakosta Winery, Roanoke Vineyards and Bedell Cellars before finishing off the day at Lavender by the Bay for a scenic water view surrounded by fragrant flowers.
Where to Stay: Hilton Garden Inn Riverhead