While there really is no where better than New York, escaping NYC is very much needed sometimes! Whether you’re craving the beach, a cozy town or some great shopping and eats, I’m sharing 3 easy day trips from NYC to take soon!
3 EASY DAY TRIPS FROM NYC:
Our most recent day trip adventure was to Mystic, Connecticut! We surprised my roommate Shannon for her birthday as Mystic Pizza is one of our favorite movies and we wanted to see the place for ourselves! About a twoish hour drive from the city (we did get stuck in some weekend traffic!), we were lucky to have a 2021 Lexus UX 250h Luxury to test for the weekend and it made our drive up smooth and so fun!
Once we arrived, we had lunch of course at the famous Mystic Pizza where we tried two of their signature pizzas (make sure to get the seafood lovers!) and pick up fun touristy tees. We then explored the downtown which is full of charming shops and gorgeous views of the water to relax by. Can’t wait to return to this relaxing beach town!
Rockaway Beach, NY
Speaking of beach towns, our favorite summer escape is Rockaway Beach! You can easily get there via subway or the ferry and once you arrive it feels like a mini vacation! Our favorite spots for food and drinks are Tacoway Beach for the best tacos around and Rippers for our favorite cheeseburger. Also bring cash for the famous (and VERY strong) beach drinks “Nutcrackers” that are served on the beach.
Cold Spring, NY
If you’re looking for a cozy town that’s a train ride away, Cold Spring is the ideal spot! We visited here in February 2020 right before COVID and had the best time! About a hour and a half on the train, you’re dropped off right in the charming downtown filled with fun stores and delicious restaurant options. Would love to go back soon in the warmer weather!