|3 Days or More
If you have the luxury of
having 3 days or more in the New York City area, you can do absolutely
everything suggested for the 1-Day and 2-Day plans and more. If you are
the museum type, and would enjoy more museum visits, you can get
a better overview of museums when you check http://www.ny.com/museums/.
You could also take advantage of more of the guided tours, including a
tour of Central Park. Don't
forget to look into the city pass mentioned on the 2-Day page.
In addition, here are ideas for getaways from New York City, either if
you are a resident of the city, and are looking to get away for an
overnight with your guest(s), or you are a visitor looking to expand
your tourist experience!
- Consider exploring
the Hudson Valley, a truly scenic, tranquil area. You could do a more
extended trip on the train, with one or two stops and an overnight or
two, or if you want a mini-experience for an afternoon, you could take
the train from Grand Central to Yonkers and have a drink or dinner overlooking
the river. In the summer, there is live music, and it is a very pleasant
way to while away a few hours. For information, look at http://www.hudsonriver.com. If taking a more extended trip,
check the Amtrak site, looking for the train route called the Ethan
- Atlantic City,
New Jersey, is well served by public transportation, and has a boardwalk,
shopping, very glitzy hotels (Atlantic City used to host the annual
Miss America pageant) and casinos to (almost) rival Las Vegas. You could
also rent a car of a couple of days for your getaways, as it is easy
driving distance. If your interest is piqued, check the official site,
where you can also get directions and links to accommodations: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/visitors.asp
- The bedrock of
American history and the founding fathers is unquestionably Philadelphia,
a manageable train ride, bus ride or train ride away. If you have the
time, a night or two in Philadelphia will be very worthwhile. It is
very much a walking city, easy to navigate, with beautiful buildings
and that sense of being steeped in history. Other than the train, a
very interesting and inexpensive option for travel from New York City
that has sprung up and expanded in the last few years is the Chinatown
bus, that connects New York City's Chinatown with the Chinatowns of
major cities like Boston and Philadelphia for a very reasonable fare.
This is no luxury coach, but is popular with students who commute, and
will certainly get you where you need to go! For information on
this and Philadelphia, check: http://www.staticleap.com/chinatownbus/
and also, http://www.gophila.com,
which will give you all the practical information on Philadephia that
you will need.
- 55 miles away from
New York City is Warwick, a perfect getaway place for a weekend or an
overnight in a romantic bed-and-breakfast. Warwick has several wineries,
good shopping (including interesting boutiques), restaurants, and an
arts colony. It is not particularly well served by public transportation,
and is best accessed by car. For the official Warwick site, look at
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