Road Trip: The Catskills

Classic diners, micro-breweries, hiking and some respite from NYC

Summer in the city is sticky, sweltering and strangely quiet—with plenty of New Yorkers escaping as often as possible. Just a few hours north, the Catskills offers the peaceful respite of nature—and a little action. Whether hiking mountains, swimming at the base of waterfalls, floating down a river, visiting wineries and breweries, a summer road trip can be as adventurous or relaxing as you choose. …

Spring + Summer NYC Getaways

Escape the city heat and head for the hills

New York City is infamously sweltering in summer, and many full-time residents begin to escape on weekends starting in the spring. While the Hamptons, Fire Island, Montauk, Asbury Park, et al are top priorities for some, there’s plenty of charm and relief in a beach-less getaway (provided there are pools, lakes or springs for you to dip in). From the Adirondacks to Saratoga Springs, Woodstock, …

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 …