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Photo 1- NYC Daycations That Are Less Than 2 Hours Away. Family Friendly Day Trips from NYC Without a Car - Family Travel: Day Trips from New York City. 18 Easy NYC Getaways With and Without a Car. I love New York City.

18 Easy NYC Getaways With and Without a Car

I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. (Except for maybe Barcelona, London or Rome.) But as much as I love New York, there are plenty of weekends when I just want to get away. All New Yorkers do — getting out of town is a sport we take seriously. I’ve covered a lot of day trips and weekend getaways on Travelogged. NYC Getaways Without a Car New Yorkers, myself included, are frequently car-challenged. 1. 2.Cold Spring, NY: A one-hour train ride from Manhattan. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Getaways With a Car Once you have a car, the sky’s the limit — unless you have one of those flying cars, in which case the sky is no longer the limit. Camping Near NYC - The 17 Best Campsites. If you love camping but you live in New York City, the good news is you don’t have to look too far beyond the boroughs for a pristine place to pitch a tent.

Camping Near NYC - The 17 Best Campsites

From beach sites in Long Island to the best kept secret park in Massachusetts to Vermont’s woodsy knolls on Lake Champlain, these 17 campgrounds near NYC charge between two dollars and $50 per night, offer fire pits, horseback riding, kayaks, cabins, and even an outdoor movie night—plus they all have one thing in common: they are easily accessible without a car. New York 1. Pitch a Tent Here: Hither Hills, 50 South Fairview Ave., Montauk, NY 631.668.2554, A Sweet S’more Spot: You can pitch your tent or snuggle into your RV in between the trees, right along the two-mile stretch of beach or the 40-acre freshwater lake.

How to get there: Take the Hampton Jitney into the town of Montauk. Malouf's Mountain Sunset Campgrounds The perfect place to begin or end your hike! Reviews, guides, things to do, film - Time Out New York. Day Trips Around New York City. Highlights From the Archive Day Trip New Jersey Mansions, Now Forest Floor By C.

J. HUGHES Along the Hudson in New Jersey, an 11-mile-long trail reveals natural and architectural delights. November 9, 2007travelNews Martin Van Buren Slept Here By KATHRYN MATTHEWS A trip to the old Dutch town of Kinderhook, N.Y., in Columbia County uncovers presidential timber. August 24, 2007travelNews Spending a Day at the Rockefellers’ By LISA W. In the tranquil hamlet of Pocantico Hills, N.Y., the imprint of the Rockefeller family is everywhere and visitors will delight in exploring its rich legacy. February 23, 2007travelNews Albany, Hub of the Empire State By DAVID WALLIS With its impressive architecture, attractive open spaces, a thriving music scene, a world-class collection of art and several very good restaurants, Albany far exceeds the usual expectations.

Places you can get to without a car - Things to Do - Time Out New York. Destination backcountry. Take the A Train - Beaches for New Yorkers. New York's top 10 beaches to suit your every need this summer. There are so many local beaches to choose from that the hardest part is finding the right one to suit your needs. If you're wondering where to find a bona fide beach party, where to entertain your kids, or simply where to get away from it all for a few hours this summer, here's our guide to 10 of the best: Staten Island 's South Beach and adjoining Midland Beach is a kids mecca.

There's a well-equipped playground on the FDR Boardwalk southeast of Seaview Ave. to keep little ones busy, while older kids can spend hours at the bocce courts, ballfield, roller hockey rink and shuffleboard area. The picnic area offers a large family-friendly spot to refuel. Midland Beach has sand castle building competitions, snack vendors and live music. (South Beach and Midland Beach, Father Capadanno Blvd. & Sand Lane, S.I.) Situated at the edge of the Rockaways, Fort Tilden State Park is 140 acres of unspoiled grassy wilderness with a wide sandy beach less than two hours' drive from Manhattan .

Fort Tilden. Positioned on Rockaway Peninsula, Fort Tilden—part of Gateway National Recreation Area—offers a mixture of decommissioned military structures and reclaimed natural areas, including some of the most beautiful beaches (un-lifeguarded) in New York that are perfect for walking or fishing. Tours and other ranger-led programs highlight many great spots to see wildlife in the maritime forest, along the Atlantic shore, and near the fort's freshwater pond. The observatory deck on top of Battery Harris East, a historic gun site, offers dramatic 360-degree panoramic views of Jamaica Bay and New York Harbor, and is a great vantage point from which to spot migrating birds. Listen to stories about hawking in Fort Tilden and other national park sites around Jamaica Bay from national park ranger and naturalist Dave Taft.

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