TheLIST: The Best Last-Minute Weekend Getaways From NYC from Harpers Bazaar
New Yorkers know how to work hard and play hard–and when the weekends hit, it’s time to relax and unwind. With Summer Fridays upon us, you’ve got to take advantage of all your PTO and live your best #endlesssummer life. Whether you opt for a sophisticated, quiet trip to Nantucket, a jaunt to one of the Hamptons’ bustling hotspots, or prefer to spend your days hiking near your tranquil respite Upstate, there are plenty of weekend getaway options just outside NYC. The best part? These are only a short train, plane or car ride away. No matter your travel style, take advantage of the retreats right outside the city with these easy escapes.
#8 THE CATSKILLS
If you live in New York, appreciate design, really good coffee and delicious fresh food, the Catskills was made for you. With its charming towns and modern inns, lush forests, crystal clear swimming holes and straight-out-of-Brooklyn restaurants, the Hudson Valley area is buzzing with a fresh, creative energy.
If you’re a design and nature lover looking for simplicity (and total quiet), stay at The Spruceton Inn in Westkill. The Eastwind Hotel and Bar reopens June 1st 2018, and boasts 19 guest rooms and three stunning Lushna Cabins available for booking. These A-Frame huts grant a reclusive glamping experience with luxurious Frette linens and grilling equipment to enjoy your solo fire pit. If being in nature isn’t your thing but you value a good view, try a suite at Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, which overlooks Hunter Mountain. Eat at the phenomenal on-site restaurant, Prospect–and don’t pass on the sourdough bread.
Other food favorites in the area include Brushland Eating House (try the pork schnitzel) and the local cider bar, Wayside Cider, as well as Peekamoose (for the fresh rosemary bread and chive butter), and North Branch Inn (for the seasonal ingredients and the 100-year-old bowling alley in the kitchen).
Located in Kingston with Parisian vibes, you’ll find Brunette, a wine bar serving up a curated selection of all-natural labels, small bites and under-the-radar music. Shop around at Hops Petunia, a dreamy flower shop that also stocks jewelry, homewares and curated vintage pieces and Clove & Creek, which doubles as the area’s best coffee spot, with fresh pour-over and an assortment of home, apothecary, and artisanal goods. For breakfast, head to The Alternative Baker for their famous signature breakfast sandwich, Phoenicia Diner for upscale diner fare, or Heron in the sleepy town of Narrowsburg.
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