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Great Escapes from New York City

A February 2002 trip to New York by parramore

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Quote: This journal is for all New Yorkers who reach that point where you’re either going to take out a bounty on the head of your noisy upstairs neighbor or take a much needed break from the city. Here are a few places I’ve tried that fit the bill.

Great Escapes from New York City


Wineries, scenic drives, hiking, antique shopping, relaxing spas and more are to be found within easy access of the city.

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There are train people and there are car people. For me, the fact that I spend my time as a New Yorker being shuttled around at the mercy of cab drivers and subway operators means that there's something thrilling about sliding behind the wheel and doing things at my own pace, on my own whim. New York Rent-a-Car has reasonable rates, I've found. If you're really feeling decadent, rent a convertible and enjoy a scenic summer drive through the Catskills or along the Hudson River. Doesn't get much better than that!

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Croton-on-Hudson is one of those charming towns where everything’s pretty much in walking distance and the streets are lined with handsome 19th century homes. The Alexander Hamilton House in Croton is an excellent choice for a quick escape from New York. It’s professionally operated, conveniently located only 45 minutes from downtown Manhattan, and reasonably priced. We had the Victorian Suite (aptly named for its Victorianesque décor), which comes with a queen bed and an alcove w/daybed and tv. There’s also a cozy fireplace stocked with plenty of wood and a spacious bathroom w/ shower. The innkeepers have thoughtfully placed drinks and snacks at your disposal in the hallway—you just drop mone...Read More

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