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Updated: Jun 9, 2020

It has been a heavy week... I could not let this week's blog post go by without addressing what has been a very sad and introspective week for our world.

As if a pandemic wasn't enough, our country is now heartbroken over our current political climate. It seems 2020 just keeps getting harder and harder.

Well I hope you and your families remain safe... so now you may be thinking...“Now is the time that our families may need a break more than ever!" Are you still trying to figure out what to do and where to go this summer? It is safe to say NO ONE thought we would see a summer quite like this one being socially distant from friends and family all while wearing masks. Staying positive is key so checkout below for some great ideas for this unique and crazy summer. Click here for other road trip ideas from Take OFF Concierge. STAY SAFE!!!

*** VERY IMPORTANT ** Before you plan, 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. Questions? email me at for any questions or planning help!


(5.5 hours from NY)

Where to stay:

The Press Hotel

Inn by the Sea

The Francis

Where to eat:


Tandem Bakery


Flatbread Company




Drifters Wife


For the best lobster

Portland Lobster Company

Must have sweet treat !!!!

The Holy Donut

What to do:

Take a ferry ride to Peaks island and rent bikes at Brad’s Bikes (207-766-5631) to explore the gorgeous island. (FYI there are lots of other little islands to explore near Portland.)

Kayak or paddle board at Portland Paddle

Climb the 104 steps to the top of the Portland Observatory

Visit Portland Head Lighthouse

Explore the Old Port

OTHER GREAT MAINE PLACES - Kennybunkport, Bar Harbour and Ogunquit

** Please ensure that you visit Maine CDC travel guidelines before booking. They are keeping very strict guidelines**


(6.15 hours from NY)

Where to stay:

W Montreal

La Petite

Auberge Duvieuxport

Where to eat:

**check out Somebody feed Phil Montreal episode for some AMAZING foodie ideas!**


Montreal is famous for their bagels!

St. Viateur



Atwater Market

Jean Talon

Arthur's Nosh


Joe Beef


Nora Gray

What to do:

Mont Royal

Museum Of Fine Art

Old Port

**Check CDC and Canadian tourism websites for border openings and Covid safety measures. **


(2 hours from NY)

Where to stay:

Four Seasons (worth the splurge)

Rittenhouse Hotel

Kimpton Palomar

Where to eat:



Double Knot

What to do:

Liberty Bell

Independence Hall

Check out Museums in Philly (Philly has some of the best museums)


Where to stay:

The Sagamore

**This property also offers cottage rental and condos on property for those not comfortable in a hotel setting during Covid. Check for availability**

Where to eat:

Huddle Kitchen & Bar

The Boathouse

What to do:

Check out the great things to do on property here

Rent a boat for the day on Lake George


Where to stay:

White Face Lodge

Lake Placid Lodge

Mirror Lake Inn

Where to eat:

Delta Blue

Purple Sage Bistro

The Cottage

What to do:

Lake Placid Olympic fun!

Lake Placid Olympic Museum

Lake Placid has great hiking trails for all levels, biking and great outdoor activities!


Where to stay:

Mansion at Ocean Edge

The Villages at Ocean Edge

Brewster, Mass

Where to eat in Brewster:

Ocean House


Brewster Fish House

More places to stay:

Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham, Mass

Where to eat in Chatham:

The Impudent Oyster

Bistro On Main

What to do:

Cape Cod Beaches

Go fishing!

Cape Cod Kayak

BIKING - Cape Cod Rail Trail

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

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