The offMetro staff travels year round, unable to let too many weekends go by without enjoying some type of adventure—be it exploring an ethnic enclave in an outer borough or rock climbing in the Gunks. So, come Saturday morning, we’re stepping onto buses, pedaling off on our bikes and boarding trains, eager to make the most of those precious freewheeling moments outside the office.

After reporting on thousands of escapes from New York City for the past six years, we decided to make it even easier for our readers to pick a trip in advance or at a moment’s notice by narrowing the list of destinations down to our favorites. Here are offMetro’s top 101 car-free getaways near NYC.


The Best Day Trips

Storm King

The Best Weekend Getaways

Mohonk Mountain House