One of the most obvious car-free getaways from New York City is the one that doesn’t even allow cars: Fire Island National Seashore. This 31-mile long barrier island stretches along the southern coast of Long Island, offering easy access…

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Summer is here and you’re sure it’s time to get out of the city and onto a beach.  Yet, there’s not one “best beach” near NYC but rather an entire list of beaches we love. To figure it out,…

Awaken your earthly senses in Newport, a picture-perfect Rhode Island town with an abundance of active outdoor options. Hiking, biking, sailing and surfing are just a few of the choices for plein-air enthusiasts. A prominent seaport since colonial times,…

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New Haven, just over 90 minutes from NYC via Metro-North, is gifted with a vibrant food scene. Though the area is best known for its pizza parlors, New Haven is also home to culinary pioneers like the Northeast’s first sustainable sushi…

Cape May is an all-American seaside resort bursting with yesteryear charm. Its visual splendor includes an architectural tiara of Victorian gingerbread homes in candy-colors. Throw in an adorable trolley, old-fashioned candy stores selling saltwater taffy and the magnificent Atlantic…

Acadia National Park is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Located on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, fall is a stunning time to enjoy its bold color palate. Responsible tourism initiatives abound. With over two million visitors annually, innovative steps to preserve its rural…

Block Island sits out in the ocean between Montauk and Rhode Island, edged by soft sand beaches, sharp bluffs, and pebbled coves. Weathered shingle-style homes are tucked around the island and house the year-round population of 1,000. The refreshingly…