The top 3 weekend getaways from NYC, New York City
Come on we are in New York! That’s what we hear about this place when we get there at first,and it amazes us the most. The sky glittering skyscrapers, street performers, clubs and the Statue Of Liberty of course. How can someone just not like to stay there all his life?? But is it not true that after spending few months or years, you need a change, doesn’t matter whether you live in a small town or NEW YORK!! I know after doing your job, completing all the household work, you just sit and wonder what you got webbed in all of it and you never realized it in the process. Get ready as we are going to tell you about few places near New York which would make you say wow and guess what it would all be in the budget and enough for a weekend.
STOWE: Stowe is famous for its skiing areas. Its famous for winter skiing and summer adventures and how can you forget beautiful mountains and landscapes which are incredibly beautiful in spring and winter. It has got real alpine tundra spread in 200 acres,and it is the only place which is left from the ice You would never want to miss any of it right. ‘Rec path’, that’s what the locals call it. It’s a pathway stretched in 5.5 miles,and its straight pathway and anyone of any age and fitness can enjoy walking here. Even if you don’t feel like walking, you can always take a bicycle ride around. Other destination may include Sterling Falls George. This rainfall is the result of ten thousand years of water and rock contact which has made the trail heavenly. Falls is surrounded by dense forests and shrubs, ferns and mosses which adds to its beauty. It takes around 45 minutes to go to the end of the trail and come back, so now you know already what to do!. Another attraction is Emily’s covered bridge built in 1844 which has got a legend behind it. According to the legend,a teenager girl Emily committed suicide on that bridge when her lover didn’t show up there when they were going to meet. Its said that the bridge is haunted by her ghost and people report of hearing her voices while passing through it. Many times, those noises are made by teenagers who are partying under the bridge,but you never know what might be true and what not. From beautiful mountains to haunted bridges, this place has got all it takes to be a perfect destination for weekend breaks and wouldn’t leave you disappointed in any case.
Distance from New York: 333.7 miles (5 hours 24 minutes by road)
Best time to go:Preferably May and December during winters
Places to stay: North Star Lodge and Resort, Village Victorian Morrisville/Stowe, Super 8 White River Junction, Vershire Ski House
BUFFALO: Buffalo has got much more for you,but the must go places include botanical gardens, Erie Basin Marina,and Buffalo Museum of science. If you are looking for romantic places in here, then you can visit Erie county botanical gardens which are specially designed for the people to enjoy the living plants around. It’s also a place for community cultural institution and educational Coming to others, Erie Basin Marina is a beautiful riverfront park located on Buffalo’s downtown waterfront. If you are wondering what to do here, then let me tell you that it has got various varieties of flowers in it and the rose garden which has won numerous awards also sets back in there. During summer if you visit this place you can find marina full of joggers, walkers, and families enjoying the surroundings. Don’t miss out Buffalo zoo because it has got more than 300 species of plants and various species of animals surviving there and it is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. Anyone can enjoy going there but you know kids have a thing for animals, so if you have kids then its better that they are taken here. You see, Buffalo has got places to visit for every type of tourist whether it’s an adventurer one or the one who has come here with family.
Distance from New York: 380.3 miles (6 hours 15 minutes by road)
Best time to go: Anytime
Places to stay: Garden Walk District Victorian, The Gray House, Hostel Buffalo-Niagara, Bell TowerLofts
NEWPORT: Newport in Rhode Island is one of the best places when we talk about getaways from New York. Newport has a cliff of three and a half mile which can be explored if you want some thrill. Mostly its straight and safe but some parts of the southern trail are fairly rough,and even a slip can take you 70 feet down,and that’s the reason hikers have to be very careful while passing the cliff. The Newport art museum was established in 1912 and stores more than 2300 art pieces dating back to 19th It organizes exhibitions where the art pieces from their permanent art collection are showcased,and also local artists are given the opportunity to develop and showcase their art. Newport has got mansions which belong to many important personalities,and their number is so huge that Preservation Society of Newport organizes a tour to visit all these. In the tour, you shall be seeing and learning about the letter, personal diaries of all the people who lived in those mansions.
Distance from New York: 395.33 miles (6 hours 11 minutes by road)
Best time to go: Anytime
Places to stay: Rodeway Inn, William Gyles Guesthouse, Carriage House Inn, Historic Hill Inn
There is a lot more but hope that we narrowed your choice so that it becomes easier to choose a destination for the weekend. Stay Tuned!