5 Relaxing Long Weekend Trips To Take From NYC

Everything is at your fingertips in the Big Apple — except for nature. Sure, Central Park is lovely for a picnic or a stroll, but it doesn't quite compare with the real deal: I'm talking mountains, waterfalls, and other landscapes that can replenish both your mind and body.
If you're looking to escape the urban jungle, there are plenty of accessible getaways from NYC for a change of scenery. We've handpicked five nearby spots in Connecticut and New York state that can offer you fresh air and amazing food — with a side of small town charm — for Memorial Day weekend and beyond.