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 A train ride north to Saratoga Springs, New York, is like a time machine that transports visitors back more than 100 years. That’s when Saratoga was just getting its footing. Much of the city’s history still stands today in…

Grand Central

Whether heading  to a gourmet getaway in New Haven or a relaxing bike ride in the Hudson Valley, one of our favorite methods to escape is by Metro-North. This week, we visited the Metro-North Getaway Day at Grand Central Terminal to find…

Fire at Campsite

Every June, OutdoorFest transforms a 75-acre green space in Staten Island into NYC’s largest campground for a 24- hour experience unlike any other.

Lobster dinner

Is there anyone who hasn’t yet heard that Portland’s food culture has exploded? Just a cozy six-hour bus ride from NYC, Portland’s extraordinary culinary scene is best tackled with an oversized appetite. With its exciting variety and depth, you could…

At first, New York City might not appear to be a mecca for outdoor adventure, but city dwellers may be surprised to find just how many activities are just a quick subway ride away. In the midst of our urban jungle, waves,…

Harlem-Valley-Bike-Ride

If you are looking to get away to the Hudson Valley on your bike, but you don’t have a car, you are in luck! One of the best things about bicycling in the Hudson Valley is its robust, bike-friendly…

Wells Reserve

Earth Day has come and gone, but at offMetro, we make a year-round effort to infuse a healthy dose of green into every getaway. A trip to Wells, Maine is a naturalist’s paradise that is easy to get to…