Summer’s sultry breezes and languid evenings leave little excuse to not get out and enjoy all the romantic nooks, top-notch dining spots, bougie bars and all-around awesome outdoor activities that New York City has to offer. We’ve asked six of New York City’s best travel writers to let us in on their favorite summer date […]

Camden Maine

Couples searching for a picture-perfect coastal New England town — lighthouses, fresh lobster, picturesque harbors, and rocky shorelines  — will find everything that they are looking for in Camden. Boats and schooners bob up and down in the harbor, waiting to take visitors out for a cruise on the Penobscot Bay, or to collect fresh […]

Bronx River Paddle

This summer, offMetro is introducing a new column focusing on discovering New York City through its waterways. I’m excited to be spending much of the summer exploring the five boroughs in my new foldable kayak (a perfect fit for my tiny apartment). I’ll be writing about my experiences, as offMetro’s first ever “floating reporter” in a bi-weekly […]

Larchmont is a suburb located in Southern Westchester County. It is just a quick jaunt from the city, but it’s not a typical suburb and is worthy of a day trip from NYC. Why? It’s on the Long Island Sound, so water aligns the town. Larchmont used to be considered a beach getaway, much like […]

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens Fall Foliage

  Brooklyn, our city’s hippest borough, is loaded with fun festivals happening this fall. The events are easily accessible by subway or bus, so grab your MetroCard. Many of these festivals are excellent for families, so bring the kids. Don’t forget a bit of cash to spend on food and drinks, or to buy a pumpkin, […]

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This post was made possible by TravelWits.com. Head over to brand new booking platform TravelWits to search by budget, transit time and most importantly for oM, type of transit (bus and train options abound.) Check out their getaways page for up-to-date deals!  Washington D.C. Cheapest Way from New York City to Washington D.C.: Bolt Bus While we all know there […]

Carnival

As quickly as it began, summer is already approaching its finish. Labor Day weekend is the bittersweet unofficial end to the season. There are plenty of things to do in New York City during the holiday weekend. If you’re staying in town, we’ve got you covered with the following seven ways to have festive fun […]

Stowe by Kevin Jarrett

With Labor Day approaching faster than we’d all like to admit, hotels and resorts at many popular destinations across the country are filling up quick. If you are one of those spontaneous, last-minute vacationers, don’t worry! A new website called Travelwits.com helps travelers plan itineraries with no more information than a starting location, destination, budget, […]

One of the most obvious car-free getaways from New York City is the one that doesn’t even allow cars: Fire Island National Seashore. This 31-mile long barrier island stretches along the southern coast of Long Island, offering easy access from multiple LIRR stations. Once you arrive on the island you’ll understand why this has long […]