Category: Travel

These Beaches Near NYC Are Clean and (Kinda) Empty

Coney Island, we love you. You’re loud and exciting and you have funnel cake. But sometimes we want to spend a day at the beach without sandwiching our towel between a gang of hipsters and a family of nine. That’s a when we go to one of these clean, (kinda) empty beaches instead. See you at Jacob […]

Secret Havens to Get Some Peace and Quiet in NYC

As a New Yorker, you’ve undoubtedly become accustomed to the dull roar assaulting your eardrums at all times: construction, screeching subways, overly loud talkers at the table next to you. But if you’re starting to feel like you can’t hear your own thoughts, these peaceful spots offer a much-needed respite from the clamor. CONSERVATORY GARDEN […]

5 Cheap Winter Getaways to Book Now

Winter in NYC is not without its charms, but we get it: Those visions of a tropical escape aren’t going anywhere. Fortunately, you can do a whole lot more than daydream and ogle Instagram. Snap up one of these killer deals now—we spotted flights for $250 or less—and you’ll be sipping a drink on a beach […]

Gorgeous Hamptons Rentals to Lock Down Now

PSA: There are only 52 days until beach season. That’s plenty of time to find a cute new swimsuit, figure out your summer reading material and rally your squad. But the window for finding the perfect Hamptons rental will be closed long before then. It’s not too late: We found seven gorgeous houses all over the East End that […]

6 Underrated Beaches Within 2 Hours of NYC

Look, we love Rockaway and Coney Island (and not just for the tacos and hot dogs). But sometimes we don’t feel like running into our upstairs neighbors, our ex and half the office on our day off. These six lovely beaches are the answer. LONG BRANCH, NJ (1 HOUR FROM NYC BY CAR OR FERRY, […]

6 NYC Swimming Pools to Cool Off in This Summer

We may scoff at the flamingo floaties in our Instagram feed (as we sip negronis in our all-black sundresses), but the truth is, New Yorkers love a good pool day as much as anyone. Fortunately, there are plenty of spots for a city gal to cool off—we found refreshing options for every type of pool-goer. […]

5 Swimming Holes Near NYC You Never Knew Existed

We love Astoria Park Pool, but let’s be honest: Sometimes it’s nice to swim somewhere that isn’t surrounded by concrete. These five swimming holes are a quick hop, skip and a cannonball jump from NYC. Don’t forget your swimsuit. ENDERS FALLS (GRANBY, CT, 2.5 HOURS FROM NYC) This gorgeous swimming spot is hidden inside Enders State Forest in […]

The Prettiest Places to Gawk at Fall Foliage Near NYC

Nothing says autumn like PSLs apple cider doughnuts fire-hued foliage. And don’t be fooled by the still-balmy weather: Your window to catch those brilliant auburn hues will be over before you know it. Consult this handy map, then plan your leaf-peeping road trips accordingly. WALKWAY OVER THE HUDSON, NY (2 HOURS FROM NYC VIA METRO-NORTH) Think the High Line, […]

Artsy Day Trips Every Culture-Loving New Yorker Needs to Take

There are plenty of reasons to get out of town: to swoon over fall foliage, to commune with nature, to eat all the things. But if your wanderlust is of the cultural variety, head to one of these meccas for art, architecture, dance and more. THE GLASS HOUSE (1 HOUR FROM NYC) If you have even a casual […]

5 Cheap Flights to Sate Your Fall Wanderlust

If we spent as much time traveling as we did on the Kayak “Explore” page, we’d probably have gone everywhere by now. But our obsession is your gain: We scouted out the best-priced fall trips from New York to book ASAP. DENVER (4 HOURS FROM NYC) Yes, the Mile High City is a mecca for […]

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