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After the 'Rona Road Trips

Updated: Jun 1, 2020

Camp is what? Summer 2020 is certainly not looking the way we planned. After what seems like a million days of quarantine, home schooling, cooking and cleaning and trying to keep it all together, it’s time to pivot and plan a break!

While most of us are not okay with getting on a plane right now, here are some great northeast road trip ideas for romantic getaways, family trips, girls or guys trips…a little something to choose from for everyone. So, let’s try and salvage a little bit of summer.

Stay safe!



(3.5 hours from NY)

Where to stay:

The Atwater

Gurney's Resort Newport

The Chanler

Where to eat:

Cru Cafe (breakfast and lunch)

Black Pearl

Scarpetta Newport

The Mooring

22 Bowens

What to do:

Cliff Walk

Tennis Hall of Fame

Touro Synagogue (the oldest synagogue in the U.S.)

St. Mary's Church (Jackie and John F. Kennedy were married here!)

Watch Hill

(3 hours from NY)

Where to stay:

Ocean House

Watch Hill Inn

Weekapauginn Inn

Where to eat:


Olympia Tea Room

Ocean House

What to do:

Watch Hill Lighthouse

Explore Watch Hill’s amazing beaches, art galleries and antique shops.


(7 hours from NY)

This was one of our absolute favorite trips and we cannot wait to go back this summer. The elegant island is such a perfect long weekend summer road trip. For a romantic weekend away is it one of our favorite places! Feel like a Kennedy for the weekend (minus the tragedies, of course).

Where to stay:

Greydon House

Wauwinet (good for families)

White Elephant (good for families)

76 Main

Where to eat:


Provisions Nantucket (one of the best sandwiches we have EVER had, and that's a lot of sandwiches)




Lobster Bake (grab a lobster bake to go, some wine, and your beach blanket and enjoy the sunset on the beach while having your own gourmet dinner)

What to do:

Rent mopeds at Nantucket Bike Shop and drive around the island

Spend the day at Jetties Beach

Drink up at Cisco Brewers (distillery, vineyard and brewery all in one, plus live music)


North Fork, LI is the next best thing to Napa Valley.

(1.5 hours from NYC)

Where to stay:

The Menhaden

South Harbor Inn

Soundview Greenport

Where to eat:

North Fork Table & Inn



What to do:

L I Wines




P.s. Get a designated driver from Main Street Drivers.


(2.5 hours from NYC)

Where to stay:

Villa Saugerties

Scribner's Lodge

RoundHouse Beacon

Hotel Dylan

Where to eat:

Breakfast & Lunch

Bread Alone

Phoenicia Diner


WM Farmer and Sons

The Kaatskeller

Brushland Eating House

What to do:

Hunter Mountain Scenic Ride

Kaaterskill Falls

Hudson-Athens Lighthouse


Inn at Perry Cabin

St Michaels, MD

(1.20 from NYC) NYCC)

Glenmere Mansion

Chester, NY

(1.20 from NY)

Asbury Hotel

Asbury, NJ

(1.5 Hours from NYC)

Twin Farms


(4.45 from NYC)

*** VERY IMPORTANT * Before you go, please be sure to check state tourism sites and CDC about COVID-19 restrictions and quarantine guidelines in each state. Please note all driving distances are estimated and not guaranteed. Also, please check all venues listed here and restaurants for opening and closings due to COVID.

Email for any assistance or questions for a full road trip itinerary today!

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