5 Safe Road Trips from NYC
Are you looking to travel safely and don’t feel comfortable flying? I’ve got you covered! Check out these 5 options and choose your vibe. While some of them are ideal for the summertime, they are all sure to give you the escape you are looking for.
What is your vacation mood? Is it Small Town USA, Beach Haven,Countryside, Mountain Views or Nature & Art?
Pick your fancy and pack your bags! Let’s take a look into each getaway.
- SMALL TOWN USA
Skippack Village in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania:
2 HOURS FROM NY
This classic American small town is filled with outdoor dining, shopping & hotels. You can walk the town, explore the open road or take a crafty workshop for adults! They offer succulent workshops and so much more. We loved the atmosphere of the village. Our favorite shop was “Accent on the Rocks.” They had a perfect mix of handcrafted and designer items. The village is also known for their brewery, Brothers Kershner Brewing Co and their unique hotel experience at Hotel Fiesole. The hotel has a European feel with a sophisticated touch. The train car outside will be sure to catch your attention!
2. BEACH Haven
Surf City, NJ:
3 HOURS FROM NY
The cutest little beach town, small enough to not be too crowded but popular enough for a fun vacation! Head over to Beach Haven for some outdoor dining & ice cream! FYI Mini-Golf is OPEN, however this spot is ideal in the warmer months. While this is a summer spot, it is still fun to visit when it’s cold. If you get lucky, you may spot some seals. Head over to Wally’s for a delicious breakfast year-round! David’s Dream Avocado French Toast is a must-try. If you are willing to brave the cold beaches, Surflight Theatre has plenty of events to choose from all winter long. Believe it or not, winter beach rentals are popular on Long Beach Island and the hot tubs make it enticing not to turn down the discounted rates.
Red Caboose Motel & Restaurant- Ronks, PA
3 HOURS FROM NY
Enjoy the countryside aboard America’s most famous railroads! This certainly is a unique experience. At the Red Caboose Motel, your train car becomes your home for your visit! The founders converted old train cars into hotel rooms. There’s a car for every group, whether it’s a romantic stay for two or a family vacation. The rooms are cozy and fun and the property has so much to explore! You can walk around and enjoy the farm petting zoo and the water tower. There are so many upcoming events to enjoy here this summer including The Gospel Jubilee Concert, movies in the barn, & buggy rides through town! The hotel isn’t the only train exhibit, head into town to continue your train experience. Other local attractions include The Strasburg Rail Road, The Doll Factory, The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and The Old Windmill Farm Tours.
4. MOUNTAIN VIEWS
Bear Mountain, NY
Less than 2 HOURS FROM NY
Bear Mountain offers so much to do year-round including hiking, visiting the zoo and touring the local breweries! Major Welch Trail has a beautiful view and River Outpost Brewing Co. has their patio open on the water. You can choose to stay at The Bear Mountain Inn or book an Airbnb nearby. The Inn offers great spa packages and dining options. There are historical hikes nearby and plenty of outdoor activities to take part in. If you want to wander close to the mountain, visit Storm King for a sculpture exhibit along with a strenuous hike with views of the Hudson Valley. They are currently selling timed entry tickets for a safer experience.
5. NATURE & ART
3 HOURS FROM NY
Last stop is Woodstock, NY. This trip is filled with history and art that will be sure to take you into a different era. When you enter the town, you know that you’re in for a treat with the tie dye storefronts and friendly locals. Take a stroll down Main Street and appreciate the history. I loved stopping in the gift shops in town for souvenirs. My favorite part about this town was the bagel shop and winery. They are two buildings side by side. Be sure to try some wood fired bagels at The Mud Club! I loved walking into this store, it was cozy and charming with a rustic feel. You can watch them make the bagels right there and after smelling them, you’ll want to try a few. Bring the bagels outside and enjoy the comfy seating and views of the town or walk down the steps to try some wine with your bagel. Hey, whoever said bagels don’t go with wine definitely hasn’t tried it yet! This winery was right out of a magazine with their old fashioned glasses and antique charm. Don’t forget to check out the drum circle and the farmer’s markets.