Winter NYC getaway for people who don't ski.
February 11, 2014 1:50 PM Subscribe
The lady and I would like go away for a couple of nights this weekend. Preferably to somewhere relaxing. We don't ski, and have little interest in winter sports generally. Where can we go?
We usually go to another Northeast city (Philly, DC) during President's Day weekend but this year we might want to go somewhere a little slower-paced. Somewhere that we can get cozy while relaxing and taking in the winter scenery, but also have a nice meal or maybe go to a museum. Does this place exist near NYC?
Here are our qualifications:
Good accommodations for less than $150/night, preferably less than $120/night. It doesn't have be fancy, but it should be cozy and comfortable and (hopefully) have more character than a chain motel. FYI, we are big fans of AirBnB, but find that it is not always useful outside big cities.
Some cultural opportunities that can be enjoyed despite the cold weather - museums, historic sites, etc.
Good restaurants. Simple, local stuff is always nice, but we're not too picky as long as there's some strong dining options.
As it says on the tin, skiing and winter sports don't interest us. But nearby scenic drives and/or short hikes (though it might be a bit cold for the latter this weekend) would be great.
At most, a 3-hour drive from Brooklyn.
So...any ideas, hive mind? Thanks!