Ocracoke beach by Ole Bendik Kvisberg/Flickr

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,…

Newport, Rhode Island is justifiably proud of its storied inheritance. The original colony was founded on principles of religious tolerance, so an embracing ethic and open-minded spirit are defining characteristics. In the 19th century, wealthy industrial families with names like Vanderbilt…

Viking Wine Festival

If you’re looking to add some spice to your winter, consider a visit to Newport, Rhode Island for the inaugural edition of the Viking Wine Festival. The Viking Hotel will hold a sequence of winemaker-hosted dinners featuring top personalities…

Newport Jazz Fest 2015

Blues travelers can rejoice now that the Newport Jazz Festival (one of our nine favorite summer festivals) has announced several hotel packages to make it easier and more affordable to stay and hear the artists play along the waterfront…

Richmond fest

The northeast is a hotbed of summer music festivals. The following pitch-perfect events are all easy to reach without a car, so there’s nothing stopping you from enhancing your season with the sound of music. You’ll find a medley…

Spend less time planning a getaway and more time enjoying one this winter. These delightful digs—including a bohemian retreat on Long Island, a historic B&B in Connecticut, a boutique Cambridge hotel and something new just across the river in…

pool at inn at bowman's hill

Has texting replaced face-to-face girlfriend get-togethers? Even when we “do brunch” there’s not much actual face time as we bury our heads in our ever-present devices. Girlfriend getaways to the rescue. Time to spend quality time with your best…

When the temperatures drop, you can count on these six hotels to offer great rates and dreamy digs all season long. Whether you choose to escape to a cozy bohemian retreat in the Catskills or a funky Bed-and-Breakfast in…