Upstate New York is home to some of the most fertile farmland in the nation, keeping menus fresh, lively and imaginative. Get out of town—to Lake Placid, Ithaca and Saratoga Springs—to taste for yourself.
Situated on the tip of the East Bay Bike Path, Bristol is made for car-free coastal exploration. Nautical beauty, history, art, great dining and welcoming locals make it a fine, easy-to-reach weekend escape.
After reporting on thousands of escapes from New York City for the past nine years, we’ve narrowed the list of destinations down to our favorites. Here are offMetro’s top 101 car-free getaways near NYC.
Earn your hiking stripes and bragging rights by exploring Long Island’s finest trails. Traverse past haunted lighthouses stuffed with peg legs, otherworldly landscapes, sunbathing seals, and sparkling seasides.