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After a crazy year stuck at home, we’re all ready to get away and nothing’s more fun than a road trip! Below find 11 of our absolutely favorite places to get away in New York, each offering its own unique charm, beauty, and character, and some less than a two-hour drive from the city:

*** 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!


Also known as Long Island Wine Country, North Fork is only about an hour and a half drive from the city, but it feels like a whole ‘nother world. Offering dozens of wineries, breweries, farm stands, and farmers markets as well as beaches, water sports, fishing, golfing, vintage shopping, and indie restaurants, North Fork is easy to get to—and easy to fall in love with. Choose from three of our favorite hotels, including:


Comprised of 10 unique counties, Hudson Valley offers everything from nature hikes, lakeside living, and waterfalls to historical sites, quaint main streets, and antiquing. Check out our five favorite places to stay in the Hudson Valley and enjoy creekside dining, rolling farmland, thermal pools, and waterfront vistas, all just 1.5-2.5 hours from the city.

Roundhouse Beacon (In Beacon)

Glenmere Mansion (In Chester)

Mirbeau Inn & Spa (In Rhinebeck)

Kenoza Hall (In Kenoza Lake)

Hutton Brickyards (In Kingston)


A longer drive (roughly 5-6 hours), the Finger Lakes, with its stunning parks, waterfalls, wine and farm country, and plethora of boating, fishing, and water sports, is worth every minute in the car. Quaint small towns abound, and the natural scenery is nothing short of breathtaking. Soak it all in from one of our favorite spots in the area, including:

Inns of Aurora (In Aurora)

Lakehouse Canandaigua (In Canandaigua)

The Points Resort (In Saranac Lake)

No matter which destination you choose, your New York getaway promises fresh air and relaxation, so plan your trip today—Odellia can help!

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

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