Taking a trip to unwind after a stressful work-week can be the best thing that you can do for yourself. It is important to find time to relax for the sake of your mental and physical well-being. As a resident of a busy city, it is always a good idea to spend some time away from home in a quieter area—during breaks—away from the buzz.
If you are in New York City right now, then you are in the right place to learn about the best weekend getaways from the city. Here, we will be describing Beacon, Bear Mountain, Lake Placid, and New Hope.
Beacon is a historical attraction that is 1 hour-30 minutes away from New York City. Better still, it also has many captivating features that represent modern cultural leanings. You can decide to pay the former Nabisco box-printing facility a visit. There, you will view the exhibition of collections from decades ago (as far back as the 60s). Admission is free including the guided tour.
You can choose to spend the night at the delightful Swann Inn of Beacon with access to its bed-and-breakfast services. This place is special because it is a 19th-century Gothic building with specially decorated rooms that have a retro theme. If you are lucky, the Red Parlor Suite may be available for you and your lover to have a great time together.
This adventurous location is about 1 hour-15 minutes away from New York City. Visitors will enjoy touring the mountainous state park overlooking the Hudson River. You can engage in fun activities like biking, hiking, picnics, fishing, and so on. There is a hiking trail, biking trail, lake access, river access, swimming pool, zoo, and a number of picnic groves to make your stay worthwhile.
At Lake Placid, tourists enjoy activities such as swimming, hiking, swimming, and so on. It takes 1 hour-5 minutes to make the trip by flight, however, the journey will be worth it the moment you set your eyes on the enchanting scenery. The Wild Center is the best place from which you can have a great sightseeing experience. Still, lodging at any room in the Mirror Lake Inn gives you access to a view of the lake.
Eastern Pennsylvania’s New Hope is home to nice restaurants, indie boutiques, and vast scenery. It has a 134-acre vegetation with wildlife. Visitors can take guided walks at the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Journeying to this town will take you less than 2 hours.
You can lodge at The Inn at Bowman’s Hill for top-notch hospitality—choosing any of the special rooms available. Lodging may be expensive depending on your budget, but you will be getting value for your money. Lovers will find New Hope to be an ideal romantic getaway.
Now that you know some of the best weekend getaways that you can escape to, the next step will be to start planning your trip as early as possible. You can do more research on these places to help you compile an exciting to-do list.