Burlington Vermont Statue

Across Lake Champlain in the Adirondacks is the vibrant college town of Burlington, Vermont. Its youthful spirit makes it a cool destination to relax in, local brews in hand; and its size makes it an ideal car-free getaway. Charmingly New England, with a refreshingly indie flare, Burlington welcomes visitors with locally-focused dining and plentiful opportunities […]

NYC Hudson river nightscape

What: Open House New York Weekend When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 12-14, 2018 Why: Open House New York Weekend is a citywide celebration of architecture and urban design. Now in its sixteenth year, it presents a deep dive into more than 250 buildings across the five boroughs, from historic to contemporary. Tours and talks […]

kids dancing

New York City offers endless family activities. Whether flying on a trapeze, being stimulated by interactive exhibits at a children’s museum or playing pinball, NYC is paradise for kids. With so many indoor activities, there is plenty to do on a rainy afternoon too. There are many good options in and around town but we’ve narrowed […]


Epicureans everywhere agree that winter’s most glorious aspects are of the culinary persuasion. In the depths of the seemingly endless cold, festive foods can do wonders to boost your mood. Now is the perfect time to indulge your appetite at one of the following mouth-watering food events—from a historical feast at the Culinary Institute of […]

weekend getaway

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, […]

baltimore panorama

Baltimore’s nickname Charm City is well deserved, but its moniker might just as well be Free Public Transportation City. Listen up, MTA, Baltimore is wowing car-free visitors and residents alike with the Charm City Circulator, four absolutely free bus routes. The Circulator functions like clockwork 365 days per year, so efficiency is its middle name. […]

family getaway to beachmere inn

Childhood memories of sand castles, dripping ice-cream cones and jumping waves are the essence of summer. We lucky New Yorkers have a windfall of wonderful family-friendly beach getaways close to home, all easily accessible without the car.

Mystic CT by Rusty Clark

A free association with “New England” conjures up summery images of tall sailboats, wooden docks, and lobster rolls. Mystic, CT has all the rigging of a quaint seaside village, minus the transportation hassle of a trip to Cape Cod. What to Sea Mystic’s nautical history is apparent in the town’s two main attractions, the seaport […]


Now that the stress of final exams is behind us, it is time to take full advantage of that wonderful and vast stretch of guiltless leisure time also known as winter break. While wintertime is arguably the season that suits Manhattan best, it is also an opportunity to get away from all that touristy, holiday […]