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If you’re looking for a clean, accessible beach less than an hour from Manhattan, hop on the LIRR to Long Beach. The five miles of pristine Long Island sand attracts big crowds, so pack your towel and sunscreen and…

Take a stroll along the Tidal Basin in the spring to catch a glimpse of the Jefferson Memorial and the iconic Cherry Blossom trees

Get into the swing of spring at these top festive celebrations of the season. Spend an evening sampling Park Slope’s best nibbles, see the cherry blossoms in our nation’s capital or hop on train to Philly for a nonstop…

Amtrak Montreal

If you haven’t considered Montreal’s winter getaway potential, our frosty Francophone neighbor to the north offers irresistible cuisine, lively nightlife and Gallic flair. If you’re still not enticed, Amtrak is sweetening the deal with a $90 round-trip weekend fare…

Sonesta Philly

Just designated the United States’ first World Heritage City, Philadelphia is savoring its moment in the spotlight. None other than the Pope dropped by this past September and the Democratic National Convention is arriving this summer, further solidifying the “it” factor….

Providence

Despite its modest size, Providence’s culinary stage is displaying big city talent. You won’t find many chain restaurants here; Chef-owned eateries are the rule. This down-to-earth town’s restaurant etiquette welcomes the hungry with an unpretentious spirit. The sea is…

Big Jeppe

New York is loaded with world-class museums that offer a head-spinning variety of visual stimulation. But with warm weather finally here, now’s the time to enjoy your art with a ray of sunshine. This season offers several terrific temporary…

Havana Film Fest

The Bronx is grabbing the cultural and culinary spotlight this spring. Watch a Cuban film at the Havana Film Festival, sip a cocktail under a spectacular chandelier of orchids at the New York Botanical Garden, or indulge in the…