Whether or not you have plans for a great vacation this spring or summer, warmer weather and sunny skies instantly put us in the mood for a quick getaway. Even just a few hours outside of the city is enough to hit the refresh button on our mind for the weeks ahead. Here are a few of our favorite quickie getaways near NYC…

Ocean House
Watch Hill, Rhode Island – 2 Hour Drive from the city

Things To Do:
-Treat yourself to a spa day
-The beach- even during the off season it’s incredibly relaxing
Farm & Vine Dinner
-Visit Watch Hill lighthouse and museum
-Afternoon wine tasting at one of the nearby wineries – Jonathan Edwards WinerySaltwater Farm Vineyard , Stonington Vineyards

Lake Placid, NY
Mirror Lake Inn – 4 Hour Drive from the city

Things To Do:
-Breakfast at Chair 6
-Kayak on Mirror Lake
-Rent a speed boat on Lake Placid – water ski and tube!
-Visit the Olympic Sites
-Eat a delicious surf and turf dinner at Great Adirondack Steak and Seafood
-Enjoy a drink at
 Lake Placid lodge while enjoying the amazing view

Bedford Post Inn
Bedford, NY – 1 hours Drive from the city (Richard Gere is one of the owners!)

Things to Do:
-Enjoy a fire while cozying up in bed
-Relax in one of the complimentary yoga classes for guests
-Enjoy a delicious dinner at the High End Farm House or scrumptious brunch/lunch at The Barn
-Relax out by the serene pool

Cold Spring, NY 

50 Miles North of NYC – Rent a zip car or hop on the train for a day trip

Things To Do:
-Hike breakneck ridge and enjoy a picnic with the gorgeous Hudson River view
-Search for antique gems in town at Cold Spring Antiques Center  or Art & Antiques/Downtown Gallery
-Stop by and have lunch at Hudson Hill’s Cafe & Market
-Of course, you absolutely must have ice cream at Moo Moo’s Creamery!