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Dog adventures

If you own one of the 600,000 dogs that live in this city, odds are you’ve thought about bringing the pooch camping or on that beach retreat. But how often has that happened? Now, with the launch of Amtrak’s…

Rocking Horse Ranch

You’re determined, before they’re all grown up and on their own, that this summer you’re going to spend a lot of quality time with your kids. If you’re overwhelmed with all the options or don’t know where to start…

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Listen to the words of Shakespeare on the lawn of a historic mansion overlooking the Hudson River. Chortle at a political satire created for “nerds, outcasts, and mad experimenters of theater.” Climb the stairs to a rooftop show and…

Top Chef’s famed head judge Tom Colicchio opens a boutique hotel and spa this summer in the Hamptons at Sag Harbor. Open year round, the house will also feature a vegetable-inspired restaurant and a historic barn for private events.

This summer, there are two new beautiful boutique hotels in Newport (family owned) and Bridgehampton (Tom Collichio) that merit a getaway. Greek gourmands and the taco obsessed have two recently opened spots to try on Long Island and Long Island…

SUP in NYC

When was the last time you marveled at the New York skyline from the seat of a kayak? Rode some waves on horseback or a surf board? Went hiking and didn’t hear a sound from civilization until you were…

Perfect beach day

Whether you are planning a romantic weekend trip or feeling spur-of-the-moment, the beach is the perfect place to strip off the stress—and on some shores, all the clothes. Board a subway, train or bus to one of these seven…

Painting Lounge

Drinking at a bar is out. Drinking while painting a Picasso or jiving at a swing dance party is in. When it’s five o’clock somewhere, check out these five best BYOB NYC activities, ranging from $10 to $50.

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Whether it’s grabbing a taco on the way back from the beach or picking up some seasonal snacks to sit in the park, summer is one of the best times to be a foodie. This year, we found New…