While many people love to travel and see the world, not everyone is able to take off from work for weeks at a time to visit foreign countries. You don’t have to sit on an eight hour plane ride for a fulfilling travel experience. A lot of Long Islanders don’t realize there are plenty of wonderful weekend getaways not too far from their home!
Mohonk Mountain House
The Mohonk Mountain House is a year-round destination located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Among the fun activities you’ll find at this lakeside resort are tennis courts, horse stables, a 9-hole golf course, an 18,000-foot skating rink, spa services and 85 miles of hiking trails that provide spectacular views of the scenic Lake Mohonk.
As one of the most historically rich cities in the United States, Boston has rightfully earned its spot on this list of weekend getaways. Filled with picturesque parks, significant landmarks and delicious places to eat, a weekend in Boston is a weekend well-spent. If you visit during baseball season, everyone (yes, even you, Yankees fans and baseball haters) will enjoy a game at Fenway Park, the home of the Red Sox.
Long Island’s East End
If you don’t already live there, the East End feels like a totally different world than the suburbia that composes the rest of Long Island. The East End of Long Island is where you’ll find sprawling vineyards, beautiful beaches and fresh seafood galore. If you visit the South Fork, spend some time in the world famous Hamptons and Montauk.
Giants and Mets fans may cringe upon seeing Philadelphia on this list of weekend getaways, but it’s still a city worth visiting. Trips to Philadelphia’s many parks are truly refreshing. It’s also vital to visit Independence Hall, the birthplace of the United States in which both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and signed. Plus, Philly cheesesteaks got their name for a reason. You need to try one.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City is most famous for its casinos, and you should definitely check them out if you pay a visit to this city whose name doubles as a Bruce Springsteen song title. However, there’s much more to Atlantic City than its gambling scene. During the summer, a walk along the Atlantic City Boardwalk is great for shopping and relaxing. The Absecon Lighthouse is a fascinating historical location. In the summertime, you’ll love relaxing by the beach before enjoying the city’s vibrant nightlife.
Located right along the Long Island sound is Mystic, Connecticut. There are plenty of fun things to do in this charming New England town. At the Mystic Seaport, you can get a taste of 19th-century America at the recreated seafaring village, which is made up of dozens of real buildings from the 1800s that have been imported from places throughout New England. For those who visit during the warmer months, there are plenty of beaches nearby. Hikers will love paying a visit to Bluff Point State Park.
Many of these destinations for weekend getaways are easily accessible by train. For a ride to the station, or for any of your other transportation needs, All Island is at your service. Call us at an office near you or make a reservation online.