Art + Design Institutions Perfect For Day Trips From NYC

From sprawling outdoor sculptures parks to galleries and museums worth a visit

With such a concentration of artists, studios, galleries and museums in NYC, nobody should be surprised that world-class art institutions exist in the surrounding cities, towns and hamlets. Drive in any direction and within two hours there’s a stop worthy of the art curious. Depending on the direction, you’re likely to end up at the Parrish Museum in Water Mill, New York, the Princeton University …

Behind the Whimsical Design of Winvian Farm

Founder Maggie Smith highlights the woodland hotel's 19 unique offerings

As soon as the front gates of Winvian Farm open, outside worries and anxieties disappear. Season depending, a toasty fire, along with a drink, greets you on the first floor of the main house, with an exquisite, five-star seed-to-table restaurant bustling through the night’s meal above. A 5,000-square-foot spa sits just across the property, flanked by Winvian’s organic gardens. But the cottages are what makes …

Returning to the Philip Johnson Glass House

An easy day trip from NYC to explore ever-evolving art and architecture

It’s been one year since the sculpture gallery reopened on the grounds of New Canaan, Connecticut’s Philip Johnson Glass House. It’s a reminder that despite what the name might imply, the destination is more than one iconic building. In fact, it’s 14 structures across 49 acres. Beyond the wildly diverse architecture, there is landscaping outdoors sculpted (or left wild) for decades to accent it all. …