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Out of Office: NYC Weekend Getaways to Indulge Your Wanderlust



Let's face it, your Google Calendar is more cluttered than a Manhattan sidewalk during rush hour. It's high time to swap those endless notifications for the serenity of a weekend getaway. From the art-filled corners of Cold Spring to the Gilded Age glamour of Newport, these NYC weekend getaways are your ticket to recharge, refresh, and enjoy yourself.

hotel overlooking the ocean

Photo Credit: Sound View Greenport Hotel

Greenport, NY:

Come for the food, stay for the wine. 

Where to Stay:

  • Hotel Morraine: Modern farmhouse meets panoramic views of the Long Island Sound. It's like a postcard, but you can sleep in it.

  • Sound View Greenport: Freshly redesigned and beach-adjacent. It's as if your dream beach house started taking reservations.

  • The Menhaden: Nestled downtown and furnished in Restoration Hardware. It's not just a stay; it's an aesthetic experience.


Must-See, Must-Do:


Dining Destinations:

  • Léon 1909: An 8-minute ferry to Shelter Island takes you to this culinary gem, known for its exceptional French-Italian fare.

  • Bruce & Son Greenport: On Main St and perfect for brunch. Outdoor seating offers a front-row seat to Greenport's vibrant people watching. 

  • The Frisky Oyster: Just off Main St, this elegant spot is all about the excellent raw bar and a wine list that showcases the best of local vineyards.


Getting There:

  • A 2.5-hour drive if you're in the fast lane, or a 3-hour train ride if you prefer to let someone else take the wheel.


View of the hudson river valley

View of the train from NYC to Cold Spring




Cold Spring: Come for the Gilmore Girls Vibes, stay for the art



Where to Stay:

  • Airbnb Chalet: A mid-century modern haven with views that make the 15-minute drive to Cold Spring more than worth it.

  • Pig Hill Inn: An 1825-era B&B that nails the details. Four-poster beds, claw-foot tubs, and lacy coverlets set the stage for cozy evenings by the fire with a glass of red.


Must-See, Must-Do:

  • Magazzino Italian Art: A brutalist haven dedicated to postwar Italian art. And yes, they have 16 mini Sardinian donkeys, in case you're into that.

  • Bannerman Castle: A boat ride takes you to this abandoned castle in the middle of the Hudson. It's as intriguing as it sounds.

  • Dia: Beacon: Housed in a repurposed Nabisco box factory, this museum is a contemporary art lover's dream.

  • Storm King: A sprawling 500-acre outdoor museum featuring large-scale sculptures set against a backdrop of stunning fields. It's a must-see, no questions asked.


Dining Destinations:

  • Cold Spring Coffeehouse: Your go-to for casual coffee and pastries that hit the spot.

  • Riverview: A Cold Spring staple since 1941. Come for the dinner, stay for the pizza and the Hudson River views.

  • Le Bouchon: A bistro that transports you straight to Paris. Expect fabulous food, warm hospitality, and an atmosphere that's authentically French without trying too hard.


Getting There:

  • A quick 90-minute train ride on Metro North from Grand Central lands you in the heart of Cold Spring.


Inn on a bluff overlooking the ocean

Photo Credit: Castle Hill Inn


Newport, RI: Come for the Gilded Age glamor, stay for the ocean views





Where to Stay:

  • The ‘Quonset’ AirBnB: If you're in the mood for a more laid-back vibe, this guest house is your sanctuary. Featured in Rhode Island Monthly, it's a quick jaunt to the beach and a mere 30 minutes from downtown Newport.

  • The Vanderbilt, Auberge Resorts Collection: Situated in an old mansion in the heart of Newport, this iconic hotel offers modern luxury and a roof deck with fabulous sunset views. 




Must-See, Must-Do:

  • The Cliff Walk: It's a visual feast with Gilded Age mansions on one side and endless ocean on the other. Non-negotiable on your Newport itinerary.

  • Tour The Breakers Mansion: Built by the Vanderbilts in the 1890s, this mansion isn't just grand; it's the grandmaster.

  • Castle Hill Inn: Before the chill sets in, claim an Adirondack chair overlooking Narragansett Bay. Sip a cocktail and let the sailboats in the distance complete your picture-perfect moment.


Dining Destinations:

  • The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar: Right on the Newport Waterfront, this is where casual seafood gets a prime-time slot.

  • White Horse Tavern: With 350 years under its belt, this place knows a thing or two about New England farm-to-table.

  • Giusto: The new kid on the block serving "freestyle" Italian that's as inventive as it is delicious.

  • Hard-Pressed Cider Company at Windmist Farm: On your way out of town, make a pit stop in Jamestown for what could be the state's best apple cider and cider donuts. Debate encouraged.


Getting There:

  • A manageable 3.5-hour drive from NYC, and worth every minute.

So there you have it, a curated list designed to turn your weekends into mini-vacations. Whether you're an art aficionado, a foodie, or someone who simply loves to explore, these NYC Weekend Getaways offer a slice of escape without the long-haul flight. Pack your bags, set that out-of-office reply, and get ready to discover what's just a train ride away. Happy travels!


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