The Best Weekend Getaways From NYC

As the city that never sleeps, New York City can sometimes be a little much. The non-stop hustle and bustle and high-pressure business climate can make even the proudest New Yorkers crave a little time away to unwind and catch a break from it all. Fortunately, several holiday destinations are just hours outside the city and offer a much-needed break from the grind of New York life. Without further ado, here are the best weekend getaways from NYC.

Mayflower Inn & Spa

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the pressures of life? If that's the case, a weekend at Mayflower Inn & Spa might be what you need! This five-star resort offers a variety of spa treatments, from milk, honey, and lavender massages to acupuncture, medicinal herbs, and forest bathing in the Hidden Valley Preserve. After you've finished at the spa, use the resort's complimentary car service and head to the nearby town of Washington, Connecticut, for its boutique stores and cozy cafes.

The Amelia

If you've ever dreamed of staying in an elegant, Queen Anne-style mansion, this hotel is the perfect accommodation for you! The Amelia is an eight-bedroom house disguised among all the traditional residential properties on Allen street in the nearby city of Hudson. With its air of historical elegance and warm atmosphere, The Amelia certainly feels more like a house than a hotel. In addition to an outdoor pool, this cozy accommodation provides a fire pit, luxurious outdoor seating, and some comfortable working spaces to take your office on the go.

Harriman State Park

The second-largest state park in New York, with over 47,000 acres, Harriman State Park allows you to enjoy an outdoor adventure without ever having to cross state lines. From waterfalls and breathtaking views atop Long Mountain to over 200 miles of hiking trails, Harriman is an ideal destination for anyone looking for some alone time while breathing in the fresh air from mother nature. With additional activities including boating, fishing, and ice skating, choose between setting up camp at Sebago Cabins or perhaps renting a cabin at the Harriman Outdoor Center.


Located on a 50-acre plot in the heart of the Catskills, this hotel will provide you with the rest you'll need to return to the city on a full battery. Piaule is a high-end resort with lavish spa amenities like pools, cold plunges, and saunas. After soaking in the warm waters of the mineral plunge, take a trip down to the restaurant for a tasty meal, whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner.