Aerial View-Mohonk

Perched on top of the Shawangunk Ridge, 90 miles north New York City, the elegant Mohonk Mountain House is an ideal weekend getaway any time of year. The Nature Conservancy named the Shawangunks, with their sandstone cliffs and copious rock-climbing routes, one of earth’s “Last Great Places”. Mohonk takes full advantage of its location as the […]

Block Island sits out in the ocean between Montauk and Rhode Island, edged by soft sand beaches, sharp bluffs, and pebbled coves. Weathered shingle-style homes are tucked around the island and house the year-round population of 1,000. The refreshingly salt-of-the-earth atmosphere entices visitors with beaches, bike rides and epic sunsets. Once you step off the […]

Wolffer Kitchen

Sag Harbor is different from the rest of Long Island’s highbrow East End. It’s surrounded by water so you’ll find plenty of aquatic diversions. You won’t find the crashing waves of the Atlantic, but bayside Haven’s Beach, with its soft sand, gentle surf and photogenic sunsets, is a treat. The bay water stays warm well into […]

Newport, Rhode Island is justifiably proud of its storied inheritance. The original colony was founded on principles of religious tolerance, so an embracing ethic and open-minded spirit are defining characteristics. In the 19th century, wealthy industrial families with names like Vanderbilt and Astor built magnificent mansions, earning Newport a reputation as an elite coastal playground. But this New […]

If you’re intrigued by eco-conscious travel, meet Hilton Head, a barrier island with a deep green soul. Initial development emphasized environmental awareness over making a buck, so slow-paced growth trumped rapid expansion. Visitors reap the benefits of this preservationist policy with a pristine coastal landscape and wide-open recreational opportunities under a canopy of majestic oaks […]

Wheatleigh

Whether you retreat to a Berkshires estate landscaped by Frederick Law Olmsted or to a boutique inn on Shelter Island, the rooms at the following breathtaking destinations will quickly fill up with winter weary travelers—and you’ll want to be one of them.

Whitewater Rafting on the Hudson

For a summer city break with a hint of yeehaw!—be it horseback riding through the Adirondacks, whitewater rafting down the Hudson River, or sailing on Seneca Lake—book one of these great hotel packages offering plenty of adventure and relaxation in upstate New York.

Burlington inn

After the winter we’ve had, we need no special occasion to get out of town other than to celebrate spring. These nine getaways under $200 are as beautiful as they are budget-friendly. Let nature—and nurturing innkeepers—rekindle the romance at a charming B&B overlooking Lake Champlain in Burlington or in a private English garden by the […]

Hiking in Maine

At the New York Times Travel Show on Sunday, March 2, meet the co-founders of offMetro.com and get inspired to get outta town. A group of travel experts will be offering the best Northeast day trip and weekend escape ideas, plus some of oM’s favorite destinations and outfitters—including Lark Hotels, Woodloch Pines Resort, Discovery Bicycle Tours, […]