It’s time to get away for the weekend. But rather than throw yourself into the frenzy of New York City, check out these towns outside of the city.
These four places are on the up and up for real, relaxing getaways, that won’t destroy your budget.
If you’ve got your sights set north of New York City, try Orangeburg. There’s no lack of things to see and things to do outside NYC, and this town proves it.
Are you a fan of comedy shows? Check out who’s playing this weekend at Levity Live. The place has some big names coming through that will keep you rolling with laughter. If you’re looking for something to do during the daylight, natural beauty and historical places abound in Orangeburg.
Best of all, you can take this trip on a budget. Book a room at an Orangeburg hotel, and start your getaway weekend!
Thinking about heading south for a change of pace? Try Hicksville in Long Island.
The Hicksville area has plenty to do without having to deal with the intensity of the city. Check out the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, find your way out of a Just Escape room, or get your thrills at Adventureland — the options will keep you going for days. If you’re looking for lodging, check out some great Hicksville hotels.
Patchogue is a hidden gem of Long Island for those looking for nightlife out of NYC. This town has plenty of options for things to do when the sun goes down. Grab a drink and food at the Dublin Deck Tiki Bar and Grill or drink the local flavor at Blue Point Brewery. Here are Patchogue hotels to help you start planning your trip today!
During the day, head over to the Fire Island National Seashore for a day at the beach or the Holtsville Ecology Site if you’re looking for a little nature.
If these places don’t catch you the way you want, strike out on your own on Long Island. There’s plenty to do, and you never know where the road will take you. Start at one end of the island by going parasailing in Montauk. See a show at the Capital Theater in Port Chester. Get a beer at a rock and roll bar in Bellmore. Countless businesses along the shore will let you test out your sea legs if you feel like getting a little ocean air.
People often overlook the possibilities on Long Island when they visit New York. Take a drive along the coast and see what you’re missing out on. Better yet, just book a hotel in Long Island in an area you’ve never visited, and start looking for your new favorite hangouts!
These weekend getaways are yours for the taking if you decide you want to try something besides NYC. The Big Apple is surrounded by these destinations that are just waiting for you to explore them. Wherever you go, keep an eye out for these small gems, and let us know what you find in your travels.