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Fall hike in Palisades Park

Fall is a particularly beautiful time of the year: trees explode in shades of red and gold, complimented by crisp air and amicable weather. Though it’s possible to catch sight of some of the autumn splendor from within New…

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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…


As a major summer destination for New Yorkers, Montauk has undergone swift changes in the past few years, but maintains an air of edge and the bohemian spirit that made it so appealing in the first place.

Virginia winery

We’ve criss-crossed the East Coast in search of inviting and invigorating places to explore in the New Year. The following destinations are of special interest to those who place a premium on affordable luxury, sustainability and car-free travel options.

North Fork tasting

Like a Local has just announced a new tour that will take New Yorkers out of town on a bus bound for a full day of adventure on the North Fork. In addition to tastings at three of Long Island’s top…


Whether you retreat to a Berkshires estate landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted or to a new boutique inn on Shelter Island, the rooms at the following breathtaking destinations will quickly fill up with winter weary travelers—and you’ll want to be…

Ziplining at Hunter Mountain

Enjoy an easy getaway to one of these five outdoor adventures in New York, be it climbing above the clouds, zipping over the treetops, rolling on rapids, or biking along the sea.