Although New York itself bristles with panoply of tourist trappings, many wonderful places close to the city promise awing experiences to those who grab tickets aboard flights for sojourning the ‘Big Apple’ of the USA.Here are some popular weekend getaways from New York.


New York! What can be said about this magnificent metropolis that has not been said already? A city that never sleeps’; ‘USA’s Big Apple’ and the ‘City of Dreams’ – New York has been described in so many ways that there is no scope for more! Yet a visit to this wonderful metropolis offers, almost every time and to everyone, something new. For those who plan a weeklong trip to the Big Apple, there are many surprising weekend gateways that never cease to amaze. Not too far away from the glitter of Times Square, amazing tales and treasures of Statue of Liberty and enthralling views of Brooklyn Bridge are these splendid places. Take your pick!

East Hampton

About 105kms from Manhattan, East Hampton packs in many exciting excursions. From wandering around the scenic beaches to swimming in crystal clear waters and exploring local art scene in the village, you have scores of things to shoot down your mundane chaos and make most of the money spent on air tickets aboard New York bound flights. Tourists can hire a taxi or can use excellent bus network to get into this Long Island village. The Long Island Railroad from Penn Station to Montauk is another good option.

Hudson Valley

Blessed with abundant natural treasures and soul-soothing scenic beauty, Hudson Valley is dream come true for naturists and adventure buffs alike. Walk a part of the thousands miles long Appalachian National Scenic Trail, or visit vale’s vineyards to know about the oldest winemaking history of the USA! Explore region’s rich history in the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay or admire the architectural grandeur of 19th century Beaux Arts style mansions in Millionaires’ Row. Hudson Valley’s fascinating charms surpasses its peers in many ways and allures hordes of tourists buying tickets to holiday in this part of the USA. The valley is about 120 miles north of New York City.


Colossal monuments, awesome museums and fine galleries in this fabulous metropolis in the USA leave visitors with a sense of wonder. History-lovers would love to explore the magic and mystery of Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia’s most prominent historical attraction! The Philadelphia Museum of Art, for art enthusiasts, is as good as it gets. Featuring one of the largest collections of arts in the USA, the museum lives up to every penny spent on entry tickets as well as other holiday expenses. Some other places of great historical importance in the city include the Eastern State Penitentiary, Independence Hall and The Philadelphia City Center.

Rhode Island

Its gorgeous beaches make it a perfect vacation getaway for couples and beach-bummers. But this island has much more than just coastal charms. From fascinating churches to the fascinating hiking trails of Block Island and the gilding mansions of Newport; the wonderful place is sure to weave a rich experience of treasured memories and leave tourists gloating about their decision of netting air tickets to board flights landing in the city of the USA. Daily flights to Rhode Island are available from New York’s JF Kennedy International Airport.

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