When the magic of living in the giant interactive art exhibit that is New York City gets so overwhelming you can’t shrug it off with coffee or punk rope, you know it’s time for a change of scenery. Instead of getting lost in the transcendent beauty of other people’s Instagram feeds, discover where to go on your own architecture- and sculpture-dappled adventure this fall with this list of 10 inspiring (and seriously photogenic) places worthy of a day trip.
With 178 state parks in New York, there are literally THOUSANDS of hiking trails to choose from. But don’t sweat it (or, um, do). We scouted, skinned our knees a little, and consulted an outdoor adventure expert to uncover the best upstate hikes worth a getaway, including trekking to the Devil’s Hole whirlpool in Niagara Falls, summiting the famous Saranac 6, and wandering through an under-the-radar wildlife sanctuary.
New York has the most National Historic Landmarks of any state: 261, to be exact. We scoured the entire Empire State to find them -- from Manhattan landmarks you can now sleep in, to a famous artist’s home in the Hamptons, to a remote log cabin visited by US Presidents in the Hudson Valley.
Upstate New York was made for driving, offering some of the country's most beautiful winding roads and roadside attractions. This summer, when you're vacationing in beautiful Upstate, take a day trip to explore the area on one of these drives. From “New York's Adventure Route” in the Catskills, to a backcountry adventure in Cooperstown, to a three-hour backroads quest for some of the best BBQ in the country, they're all worth finally getting your driver's license for.
Instead of blowing up your summer travel budget on one extravagant weekend in the Hamptons, use this guide to the best free and cheap things to do on Long Island that won't leave you high and dry. From yoga on the beach to shucking your own oysters, check out these 29 activity ideas -- all for $15 or less.
While Americans have made Mexico their No. 1 favorite place to visit—with 20.3 million trips a year, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office—there are ways of finding uncrowded beaches, quiet palapas, and Mayan ruins that are selfie stick–free, if you know where to look.
A booming vacation rental market means it's easier than ever to find a great basecamp for aquatic adventures. To maximize your beach rental experience, plan ahead and leverage what's already available, says Eric Breon, CEO of the Portland-based vacation rental site Vacasa.
So you’ve hiked Breakneck Ridge... now... what? Well, now this: seven spectacular hikes offering rewarding views, plenty of surprises (hello, waterfall nudists!), and few, if any, other people on the trail. (Well, except for those naked people.)
From sea cliffs south of London to a beach on the fringes of Hong Kong and a fanciful chateau on the edge of Paris, it’s worth taking time out of your hectic sightseeing schedule for these soul-soothing day trips.