Best Weekend Trips
from New York, NY

Fodor's recommends the best weekend getaway ideas near New York, NY. Our itineraries include romantic, food and wine, and beach getaway experiences.

  • Photo of Atlantic City
    Atlantic City

    Atlantic City is on the rise again, after years of ups and downs. Innovative restaurants and boutique hotels now line the famous Boardwalk, including the glittering new Revel Resort. Rediscovering AC today taps into the simple pleasures of the past: endless food and games against a gorgeous ocean backdrop.

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    • Distance: 127 miles
    • Best Time: March to November
    • Best for: Arts and Culture Food and Wine Beaches
  • Photo of Bucks County and Lambertville
    Bucks County and Lambertville

    Broadway hotshots discovered bucolic Bucks County in the 1930s. But the area attracted artists and craftsmen long before that. Idyllic villages, rolling hills, and covered bridges beckon, as does one of America's highest concentrations of antique stores.

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    • Distance: 52 miles
    • Best Time: Year Round; April to October
    • Best for: Arts and Culture Food and Wine Shopping
  • Photo of Cape May
    Cape May

    New Jersey's charming Cape May possesses a unique blend of history and natural beauty, from Victorian-era houses and hotels to windswept dunes and bordering marshlands. In a weekend, you can eat at exceptional restaurants, see a show, tour historic homes, bike, swim, bird-watch, and hike along white-sand beaches.

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    • Distance: 158 miles
    • Best Time: April to October
    • Best for: Romantic Arts and Culture Beaches
  • Photo of Dutchess County
    Dutchess County

    Enjoy a scenic weekend in Dutchess County, stretched along the eastern side of the Hudson River Valley. It's home to charming towns such as Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Millbrook that are full of atmospheric old inns and antiques markets and perfect for exploring.

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    • Distance: 85 miles
    • Best Time: June to October
    • Best for: Romantic Food and Wine Shopping
  • Photo of Montauk
    Montauk Some beach destinations are ideal for doing nothing but enjoying the sand and sea, and Montauk, at the Eastern tip of Long Island, is certainly capable of providing just that. But this lively hamlet located at land's end is also ideal for weekend travelers looking to kick things up a notch with surfing, golfing, hiking and other activities—followed by some serious eating. View Itinerary
    • Distance: 119 miles
    • Best Time: May to October
    • Best for: Family Girl's Getaway Beaches
  • Photo of North Fork
    North Fork

    The pastoral, vineyard-studded North Fork is making headlines not only for its Chardonnays and Merlots but also for its innovative cuisine and inviting inns. Stop at the roadside farm stands, breathe in the irresistibly salty sea air, and linger over innovative menus. There are also lovely beaches (for sunning) and bays (for kayaking).

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    • Distance: 99 miles
    • Best Time: May to October
    • Best for: Girl's Getaway Romantic Food and Wine
  • Photo of The Berkshire Mountains
    The Berkshire Mountains

    The hamlets nestled in the Berkshire Mountains are blessed with unspoiled scenery and terrific art, music, theater, and antiquing. Eight museums join renowned stage productions and dance festivals, plus a little music venue called Tanglewood in this idyllic corner of Massachusetts.

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    • Distance: 169 miles
    • Best Time: May to November
    • Best for: Girl's Getaway Arts and Culture Food and Wine
  • Photo of Woodstock and Catskills
    Woodstock and Catskills

    Visit the town of Woodstock, one of the Catskill Mountain region's best-known enclaves, and you'll be able to enjoy not only remnants of the late-'60s hippie era, but also a thriving arts scene, a robust culinary revival, and access to outdoor activities from hiking and kayaking to skiing.

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    • Distance: 104 miles
    • Best Time: Year Round
    • Best for: Romantic Arts and Culture Outdoor
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