June 8, 2020

5 Best Road Trips from NYC, Revealed

Due to the shelter-in-place order over the last few months, Americans are looking to plan their first vacation for the summer by choosing a road trip. We've complied a list of the best road trips that you can take from NYC. These are our top choices.

Finger Lakes, NY

What to do: Known as the outdoor lover’s paradise, Finger Lakes is a must do this summer.  Enjoy picturesque hiking trails and waterfalls at Watkins Glen State Park or Taughannock Falls.  Finger Lakes offer several state parks, 11 lakes perfect for boating, fishing and watersports.  They have over 100 award winning wineries, world-class museums and exceptional restaurants.  

Where to stay:

The Inns of Aurora

391 Main Street

Aurora, NY 13026

Mystic, Connecticut

What to do: The small town of Mystic is a premier vacation destination offering a relaxed New England charm in southeastern Connecticut. This coastal village offers history, excellent seafood restaurants and quaint shopping.  Explore the sea life at the Mystic Aquarium, stroll downtown for a little shopping at one of the many boutiques, take a visit to Stoning Vineyards for wine and cheese and last but not least visit Mystic Seaport to learn about Mystic’s Maritime history.  Visit Mystic for great family fun, great food, history and charm.

Where to stay:

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa

625 N. Rd

Groton, CT 06340

Washington, DC

What to do: Home to the iconic US History, Washington, DC is also one of the most modern, bustling cities in America. There are so many things to see and do from spending time at the Capital Building and the Washington Monument to taking a visit to the Smithsonian National Zoo and a full day visit to the National Museum of African American History & Culture. This iconic landscape houses more than 36,000 exclusive artifacts, photography and documentation of African American life, history and culture.  Grab dinner and cocktails at DuPont circle and take advantage of the nightlife this great city has to offer.

Where to stay:

Conrad Washington DC

950 New York Ave NW

Washington, DC 20001

Ocean City, Maryland

What to Do: With so much to do in Ocean City Maryland, one visit won’t be enough.  Hit the boardwalk and indulge in miles of beach, a lively boardwalk with over 200 restaurants, shopping and hotels. At night enjoy rides, arcades and amusements right on the boardwalk.  Explore ecotourism with sightseeing tours via boat, kayak and catamarans.  You can also explore to water on your own by renting a canoe, jet skis or paddleboard. Partake in the most scenic and challenging golf courses in Ocean City or for the beginners, mini golf is also an option!

Where to stay:

Hilton Ocean City Oceanfront Suites

3200 N Baltimore Ave

Ocean City, MD 21842

Alexandria, Virginia

What to do: Alexandria is a city on the Potomac River, south of Washington DC is a great weekend escape for all ages.  Explore the historic Old Town and bustling waterfronts as well as the beautifully preserved 18th and 19th century architecture.  Choose from hundreds of restaurants offering incredible food in a walkable setting.  Overlook the Potomac River while have brunch and watching the boats bobbin in the water.  Alexandria offers almost 200 restaurants, boutiques and intimate historic museums. On your visit check out King Street, which houses boutiques, restaurants and specialty shops.  Take a tour of the Torpedo Factory Art Center and end your evening at Gadsby’s Tavern where historical figures used to dine and drink.

Where to stay:

Kimpton Lorien Hotel

1600 King St

Alexandria, VA 22314

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