As much as we relish living in the city, sometimes it feels just as good to get the F out. Nothing clears your head like a short break from the concrete jungle with all those sirens, pushy commuters, and angry cabbies honking at you 24/7. For those of us feeling the urban fatigue, Labor Day weekend can't come soon enough.
If you're based in NYC, it might be tempting to enjoy the tail end of the summer out in the Hamptons, but pretty much everyone else has the same idea. Cramming yourself into a packed jitney hardly feels like a break. If a laid-back getaway is more your speed, these five spots are equally accessible from the city — but with no champagne-popping, all-white-clad partygoers in sight.