A Guide to Cold Spring, NY

By |2022-04-29T18:41:31+00:00February 17th, 2022|Daytrippin|

Cold Spring, NY is one of our favorite daytrips from NYC. An hour on the MetroNorth puts you right in the heart of town and its scenic, walkable Main Street. Though it's only about half a mile long, Cold Spring's Main Street packs a punch, with its ...

A Guide to Beacon, NY

By |2021-11-01T16:47:10+00:00October 4th, 2021|Weekend Guides|

When people ask us where to take a day trip, we always recommend Beacon — and when they ask us where to spend a weekend off the MetroNorth, we always recommend Beacon. The city has been an Escaper’s destination for well over a decade, with top-notch shopping, ...

A Guide to Peekskill, NY

By |2021-11-24T14:01:37+00:00April 4th, 2020|Daytrippin'|

Peekskill, NY is a small and charming city on in the Hudson River Valley, just 50 miles north of NYC. Over the past couple years, more and more daytrippers are making the short trek to Peekskill, thanks to its beautiful waterfront, easy access to trails, and cute, walkable town. ...

A Daytrip to Harriman State Park

By |2021-05-05T12:31:53+00:00May 27th, 2019|Escape Listings|

Did you know: New York's second largest park is just 30 miles from NYC? Harriman State Park is a haven for hikers, cyclists, and lovers of the outdoors. Known for its 31 lakes, it also features 200+ miles of hiking trails, along streams, woods, and beautiful vistas of the ...

New York Botanical Garden in Bronx, NY

By |2021-05-05T13:09:27+00:00April 20th, 2019|Escape Listings|

  Fact: New Yorkers often need some fresh air and a change of scenery. Also fact: not everyone has time to jaunt off to the Hudson Valley for the day. We get it. Enter: the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, where you'll feel a world away perusing this grand ...

The Roundhouse in Beacon, NY

By |2021-05-05T21:43:05+00:00June 12th, 2018||

Roundhouse Beacon is the stunning result of a painstaking rehab. Located on the Fishkill Creek in Beacon NY, these luxury accommodations reside in former industrial buildings where repurposed original details abound.

A Visit to Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island

By |2021-05-05T13:12:59+00:00May 4th, 2016|Escape Listings|

Every day, thousands of passengers pass a giant castle in the middle of the Hudson River on the MetroNorth's Hudson Line. While most commuters pass it on the regular, you can always pick out the folks who haven't seen it before... their eyes practically pop out of their head, and then like clockwork, you see them pull out their ...

A Boozy Afternoon at Tuthilltown Distillery

By |2021-05-05T13:20:57+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Escape Listings|

Most bourbon drinkers are familiar with Hudson Baby Bourbon–especially those living in NYC. Between it's drinkability and local-ness to New York, this tasty bourbon created by Tuthilltown Distillery can be found in many restaurants and bars in New York City. It's a familiar name and popular choice. What's less known about Hudson Baby Bourbon ...

Sam’s Point Preserve

By |2022-05-06T12:36:17+00:00July 1st, 2014|Escape Listings|

NOTE: Because of a forest fire that destroyed almost 2,000 acres during spring 2016, some of the trails at Sam's Point are closed until further notice in order to preserve resources. Please check NY State Parks website for more information. NOTE: Reservations for Sam’s Point are now required for weekends & holidays, ...

Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York

By |2021-05-05T13:22:44+00:00June 15th, 2014|Escape Listings|

Rockaway (or any NYC beach) is the total "duh!" of getaways during the summer. Not only is it a nice change of pace from the city, but it's also really, really easy to get there. The Take the A train toward Far Rockaway to Broad Channel, then transfer to the Shuttle train that will take you to 90th, ...

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