A Guide to Cold Spring, NY

By |2024-04-08T23:58:52+00:00February 17th, 2022|Daytrippin|

Sunrise over the Hudson River near Cold Spring, NY. All photos by Erin Lindsey/Escape Brooklyn. 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 ...

A Guide to Peekskill, NY

By |2023-07-06T11:50:36+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 Guide to Kingston, NY

By |2022-10-06T19:49:28+00:00October 30th, 2019||

  Two hours from NYC, the Hudson River Valley town of Kingston is situated at the base of the Catskill Mountains on the Rondout Creek. As the original capital city of New York, it's loaded with history and incredible architecture — plus, a very vibrant art community. Like many Hudson Valley towns, ...

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A Guide to Hudson, NY

By |2021-09-13T14:03:29+00:00May 23rd, 2016||

Planning a trip to Hudson, NY? Use our curated travel guide to Hudson for recommendations on the best spots to eat, shop, stay, and play.

The Deer Mountain Inn in Tannersville, NY

By |2024-05-02T20:37:05+00:00July 10th, 2015||

  The Deer Mountain Inn is the perfect weekend retreat from NYC. Typically we post dining, drinking, and outdoor activities recommendations in every location we visit—fortunately, the Deer Mountain Inn has all of that on-site. (It's all fantastic, too, which makes our jobs way easier.) The six-room inn is about a 2.5 hour drive from ...

A Guide to Phoenicia, NY

By |2023-07-06T11:50:45+00:00July 4th, 2014|Weekend Guides|

Phoenicia, NY is a beautiful and sleepy little town in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. Between its scenery and proximity to NYC, it can get touristy–especially in the summer. But with only a handful of hotels with small capacities, Phoenicia holds its own with awesome, friendly locals and weirdo ...

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, ...

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, NY

By |2021-05-05T13:24:46+00:00November 4th, 2013|Escape Listings|

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow is a great daytrip, especially during fall when the area really comes to life. Accessible by a 40-ish minute ride on MetroNorth, it's one of the quickest and cheapest options you have of escaping Brooklyn. The MetroNorth stops in Tarrytown which is adjacent to Sleepy Hollow, birthplace of ...

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