What are the best day trips near New York City?

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Carol Cain
Wolffer Estate Vineyards

As wonderful as NYC is, sometimes getting away from it all, even if just for a day, is all the soul needs to refuel and recharge to keep up with a city that never sleeps. Here are a few day-trip options:

Hudson Valley is a short drive from Manhattan but feels a world away.  You can enjoy unique experiences, such as sipping champagne while soaring over the scenic Hudson Valley countryside with Fantasy Balloon Flights out of Middletown; having tea at Clermont State Historic Site in Germantown while surrounded by gorgeous gardens around the beautiful mansion, circa 1750, in Livingston; or relaxing during a spa day at Blissful Spa in Nyack.

Another fabulous day trip is a visit Sag Harbor, NY, less than two and a half hours from NYC Taste the wines at Wolffer Estate while looking out into a gorgeous vineyard or dine and shop in their quaint little village. If you visit during the summer, the vibe is active and busy, with summer tourists taking over the town, but if you are looking for a more laid back experience, visiting off-season will provide you with a more laid back, slow day away.

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