April 30, 2008 4:39 PM Subscribe
Please recommend me some day/weekend trip destinations from NYC, especially if they involve trains and don't require renting a car.
posted by doift to travel & transportation around New York, NY (20 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
My husband grew up in relatively car-centric, train-free areas, and now that we live in the East he really wants to go on a long train ride and see the rolling countryside, etc. Being more experienced in the ways of train travel than he is, I pointed out that his original suggestion (just get on any random train and ride it all day) is boring and a bad idea. But it would be nice to have some Saturday or whole-weekend trip ideas in reserve, so we're looking for destinations.
We like: food, museums, movies, theater, interesting shopping, quiet beaches, interesting scenery, longish unstrenuous walks, going to states that we haven't been to yet (which includes most of them), activities and amusements that are usually intended for children, and not spending very much money.
We don't much like: when walking becomes hiking, froofy B&Bs, having to rent a car.
Where should we go? Where should we stay? What should we do?