Tips and Deals from offMetro’s New York Times Travel Show Panel on Northeast Getaways

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Thanks to everyone who attended offMetro’s panel on Northeast Getaways at the New York Times Travel Show! Enjoy these tips and special exclusive travel deals. And remember, if you can’t make the weekends longer, strive to make them better.

Special Spring Travel Promotions

Lark Hotels

Exclusive Offer: Stay one midweek night at any Lark Hotel, get the second midweek night 50% off,plus a free upgrade to the best available room upon check-in. The hotel will also welcome you with a complimentary box of Lark Fine Foods salted rosemary shortbread cookies. Valid at all hotels on midweek nights (Sunday-Thursday) from March 2-June 26, 2014. Not valid holidays or with any other offers. New reservations only. Must mention when booking by phone or use the code “NTTravel” when booking online.

About Lark Hotels: Set in six coveted seaside locations—Kennebunkport and Portland, ME, Nantucket, MA, Portsmouth, NH and Newport and Narragansett, RI—Lark Hotels embrace the locations they are in, but in playful, unexpected ways. Think “sense of place” with imagination and a touch of mischief. Each Lark Hotel invites guests to experience modern luxury in the heart of an iconic destination, to feel the pull of a nostalgic getaway while surrounded by today’s amenities and to find attentive service when they want it and privacy when they don’t.  

Discovery Bicycle Tours

Exclusive Offer: Enjoy a $300 discount on all  6-day/5-night Vermont tours. Also, receive a $100 discount on two of DBT’s weekend tours: October Country Inn and Shoreham Inn. Must mention offMetro when booking to get the deals.

About Discovery Bicycle Tours: DBT is celebrating its 38th year, and offers a huge choice of inn-to-inn bicycling vacations with over 150 start dates a year in the United States, Canada and Europe. The family-owned company also provides a large selection of shorter weekend tours in Vermont and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Woodloch Pines Resort

Exclusive Offer: Now through April 11th, 2014, save 50% on rack rates starting at $181 for a weekend and $124 for a midweek night. Rates are per adult per night, and there is a two-night minimum. Woodloch Pines Resort 50% off NOW
Giveaway: The giveaway can be just like last time a 2 night getaway for a family of four, maximum value of $2,000. Blackout dates apply.

About Woodloch Pines is an all-inclusive resort located near Hawley, Pennsylvania on Lake Teedyuskung in the northeast Pocono Mountains Lake Region. The resort has been owned by the Kiesendahl Family since 1958 and is open all year round. Woodloch Pines has expanded to include Woodloch Springs, a championship golf course and housing community, and The Lodge at Woodloch, a world-class destination spa.

Appalachian Mountain Club

Exclusive Offer: Take advantage of a rare 20% discount on individual and family memberships. Just visit and it will automatically discount the membership.

About Appalachian Mountain Club: AMC is one of the United States’ oldest outdoor groups. Created in 1876 to explore and preserve the White Mountains in New Hampshire, it has expanded throughout the northeastern U.S., with 12 chapters stretching from Maine to Washington, D.C. The AMC’s over 100,000 members mix outdoor recreation, particularly hiking and backpacking, with environmental activism. Additional activities include cross-country skiing, whitewater and flatwater canoeing and kayaking, sea kayaking, sailing, rock climbing and bicycle riding. The Club has about 2,700 volunteers, who lead roughly 7,000 trips and activities per year. The organization publishes a number of books, guides, and trail maps

New York Times Travel Writer Brendan Spiegel


Maine foodMidcoast, ME
Reid State Park
Camden Harbour Inn
Salt Water Farm
Sea Dog Brewing Company
Tarrytown FoodTarrytown, NY:
Tarrytown Lighthouse
Lubins and Links
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Tarrytown Music Hall
Rockefeller State Park
Sweet Grass Grill
The Tapp
New Haven Food New Haven, CT:
Pepe’s Pizza
The Study Hotel
Miya’s Sushi
East Rock Park


City Weekends Author Alison Lowenstein


Cooperstown with familyCooperstown, NY:
Baseball Hall of Fame
Boat rides on Otsego Lake
Doubleday Field Games
Glimmerglass State Park
Inn at Cooperstown
Alix and Ika restaurant
Long Beach, NY
Long Beach, NY:
Allegria Hotel
Food truck bonanza
Montreal with family
La Ronde
Montreal Science Center
Mile End bagel from St Viateur
Old Port of Montreal
Amtrak to Montreal
Bixi bike share


Edge Media’s Matthew Wexler


Gay times in VermontVermont:
Good Commons
Moose Meadow Lodge
Killington Pride
Vermont Gay Tourism Association
Long Trail Pub at Killington Resort
Take Amtrak from $89/roundtrip
Gay times in the BerkshiresBerkshires:
Nudel Restaurant
Jacob’s Pillow
Kemble Inn
Topia Inn
Clark Institute
Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
“Southern Comfort” from Barrington Stage Company
Gay times in ProvidenceProvidence:
Hotel Providence
The Duck & Bunny
The East Bay Bike Path


Budget Travel’s Robert Firpo-Cappiello


Budget getaway to BenningtonBennington, VT:
Bennington Museum
Knotty Pine Motel pool
Henry Covered Bridge in Bennington
Madison Brewery
Bennington Station Restaurant
Budget travels in New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
Minnewaska State Park
Main Street Bistro
Mohonk Mountain House
Alpine Endeavors rock climbing adventures
Milkshare or ice cream from Stewart’s
Mountain biking in Mohonk Preserve
Awosting Falls
Budget travels in Portsmouth
Portsmouth, NH:
Odiorne Point State Park
Seacoast Science Center
Strawbery Banke
Ale House Inn (rooms from $129)
Sunset punch cocktail and calamari from Surf restaurant


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