Fun Day Trips from New York City
Traveling to New York doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go beyond Manhattan or Brooklyn. See more of the Empire State by going to one of these nearby locations.
Getting there from NYC: Via rail, Metro-North, take the Hudson Line from Grand Central Terminal to the Peekskill station and then a taxi to Bear Mountain.
Via bus, Port Authority Bus Terminal, take a Coach USA, operating twice daily service to and from Bear Mountain.
Less than an hour drive from New York City is Bear Mountain State Park. This stunning park is surrounded by mountains that offers a superb taste of the outdoors. It boasts a play field, lake and river fishing access, as well as hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails. Bear Mountain is also popular for Perkins Memorial Tower, which sits 1,305 feet above the Hudson River and has bird’s-eye views of the entire park.
Getting there from NYC: Via rail, Metro-North, take the Hudson Line from Grand Central Terminal to Beacon station.
This small town is a hip cultural hub that attracts artists and contemporary art lovers. A short walk from the train station will take you to Dia: Beacon, a museum that houses a collection of art from the 60s and contemporary art installations. Its Main Street has great views of Mt. Beacon. The Denning's Point Distillery has tours that will keep you occupied sampling drinks.
Getting there from NYC: Via rail, take the Long Island Rail Road, Montauk Branch, from Penn Station to Montauk station.
Go to the easternmost tip of Long Island and explore the beach of Montauk. Surfers of all levels go there for some of the best waves in New York State. The Montauk Point State Park has plenty of hiking trails, great views of the Atlantic Ocean and lots of food trucks during the warm summer months.
Getting there from NYC: Via rail, take the Long Island Rail Road, Long Beach Branch, from Penn Station to Long Beach station.
Known as The City by the Sea, Long Beach’s white-sand beaches are the perfect setting for a day of relaxation and bliss. The iconic boardwalk, seafood and historic district attract New Yorkers year round. Grab a meal at Atlantica Restauranthttps://www.allegriahotelny.com/dining/ and eat with rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop.
Getting there from NYC: Various bus options available from Manhattan.
Outlet shopping, anyone? Woodbury Common has dozens of stores selling designer apparel at up to 60% discount and factory store prices. The outlet is only an hour away from New York City and you can take a bus. The best way to get there is by booking a sightseeing pass that includes a day trip to Woodbury Common.
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