New York City - Day Trips from New York City (PDF Chapter)
This is the Day Trips from New York City chapter from Lonely Planet’s New York City guidebook.
Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from New York City and they can each be completed in a day. Must-sees include The Hamptons and Fire Island.
- new York’s version of Malibu is a sweeping coastline studded with opulent mansions that host see-and-be-seen summer parties. Surprises include Native American sites, charming village main streets and wild state parks
- this car-free getaway ramps up in summer with tiny rental bungalows, chill beach bars and, at one end, a famous gay scene, roaring with drag queens and carefree clubs. The wild setting, with sand streets and miles of beaches, restores calm
- wine tasting at Long Island’s vineyards is a fun day’s ramble, capped by main-street strolling and alfresco dining at waterside Greenport
- you could spend weeks exploring this region, with great hiking, open air sculpture, charm-ing towns and historic homes of American greats (Irving, Roosevelt and Vanderbilt in-cluded)
- supplement your pilgrimage to hippiedom with a round of antiquing and quiet walks in protected parks
Coverage includes: The Hamptons, Fire Island, North Fork & Shelter Is-land, Hudson Valley, Woodstock.
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