Run away for the holiday weekend to one of these picturesque getaways, where relaxation is the order of the day. Just a short car or train ride away, these excursions are the perfect way to celebrate the dwindling days of summer.


2 hours 20 minutes

Situated along a gorgeous stretch of the Hudson River, this urban gem has fast become a weekend destination for foodies and antiquers alike. With an abundance of antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants, this historic city offers a culturally diverse and exciting weekend escape.


3 hours 45 minutes

Located at the farthest point of Long Island’s South Fork, Montauk has become a getaway for travelers looking to enjoy the allure of the Hamptons without the crowds. With oceanfront resorts and pristine beaches, the cozy, small-town feel of this coastal destination is a big draw for those looking to escape summer in the city.


3 hours

An abundance of art, theater, and dance, as well as a host of outdoor activities, are right at your fingertips in the Berkshires, just a short but supremely scenic drive away. New Yorkers are drawn to the breathtaking beauty of mountainous western Massachusetts and the bountiful cultural offerings at this favorite weekend destination.


4 hours 30 minutes

Long regarded as a top weekend getaway destination, Newport continues to appeal to travelers who flock to its yacht races, unique shops, and diverse restaurants. Although best known for its beautiful beaches, the Breakers and Rosecliff mansions are also top attractions in this historic coastal town.


1 hour 30 minutes

Made famous by Bruce Springsteen, this shore town, just under two hours from NYC, has seen a recent boom in boutique hotels, unique shopping, and first-rate dining establishments. Boasting a mile-long beach, considered one of Jersey’s best, and a decidedly hipster vibe, this popular destination is a perfect weekend retreat.