As New Year’s draws closer, it’s time to begin planning how you’ll say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019. Choose from one of these New Year’s celebrations—from a fireworks show in the mountains to a champagne jazz cruise on the Hudson River to a whimsical party at a winery and a bike ride through the […]

Woodstock NY Rock Hotel Rick & Levon

Best known for the famous 1969 counterculture music festival of the same name — an event that actually took place 50 miles away in a town called Bethel — Woodstock, New York is an easy getaway from NYC. With its unique culture, mountaintop Buddhist monastery, great food, and general relaxed vibe, the hippie town is […]

Metro-North Hudson Line

Looking for an easy day trip out of the city and into New York State’s past? The Hudson Valley is the perfect place to escape, with easy access to key sites through Metro-North and years of well-preserved history and scenic vistas. History lovers get ready, from national landmarks to the homes of presidents, painters, and […]

Looking Glass, North Carolina

If you’re looking for an art-infused town with a waterfall-heavy landscape, stunning scenery, mountain bike and hiking trails and some of the state’s most savory southern cuisine, consider a weekend in Brevard, North Carolina. It’s a southern spring fling of the best variety. Get Outdoors: Since you’re in the Land of Waterfalls—250 to be exact!—lace […]

Around this time every summer, when the days start to get really hot, we dream of fall and two-wheeled adventures like the Golden Apple Ride in Westchester. While road trips are fun, there’s nothing like leaf-peeping from the seat of a bike. On Sunday, October 11, join the Westchester Cycle Club for this fully supported […]

Hotel Portsmouth

The newest property from Lark Hotels is worth planning a summer trip to New Hampshire. The Hotel Portsmouth is housed in a 135-year-old mansion, where its chic modern rooms exude zen. When you return from neighboring Market Square, relax on the outdoor patio or in the garden and revel in the boutique hotel’s many amentities, […]


As of today, on-demand carpool company Via is now offering its rideshare services down to Houston Street. While it previously only offered rides between 14th and 110th Street, Via’s expanded operation includes the East Village, West Village, Alphabet City, NoHo, Greenwich Village and NYU, making it even easier for New Yorkers to avoid the stiflingly […]

There are few better places to find yourself on a hot summer day than in a charming outdoor garden with a cold drink in your hand. Add to that some great live music, a slew of cool vendors and talented local poets speaking into the open mic and you’ve got the Queens NYC Lit Fest. […]

Niagara Belle

There is more to Niagara than the roaring waterfalls as you’ll discover on board the new cruise Niagara Belle. Beginning this summer, the paddle wheeler offers lunch and dinner departures from Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario and from Lewiston, NY. In addition to experiencing the region’s beautiful serenity on a three-hour tour, guests can enjoy ice wine tastings, lobster tail and […]