Getting out of NY for the weekend
July 11, 2007 2:50 PM   Subscribe

Help me get out of the city! I'm looking for ideas for weekend trips to take from New York City, to someplace quieter and less urban, and accessible via public transportation. Any suggestions?
posted by lsemel to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (9 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Take the LIRR to Montauk and rent a bike.
posted by mattbucher at 3:02 PM on July 11, 2007

Metro North to DIA:Beacon
posted by falconred at 3:07 PM on July 11, 2007

Amtrak to Kingston or Westerly, RI.
posted by mdonley at 3:23 PM on July 11, 2007

The Dia Beacon is a wonderful trip.
posted by RMD at 3:55 PM on July 11, 2007

My wife and I took a bus to Woodstock one weekend in the fall, looked at the colorful leaves, stayed at a B&B and wandered around the town for an afternoon.

And the Appalachian Trail crosses the Metro North at Appalachian Trail Station.
posted by billtron at 4:27 PM on July 11, 2007

I also vote for DIA: Beacon.
posted by apetpsychic at 4:59 PM on July 11, 2007

Take the Hampton Jitney to Greenport, rent bikes at the Bike Stop, ride to Orient, take the ferry to Shelter Island.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 5:07 PM on July 11, 2007

I'll second/third/fourth all the ideas above. Also consider cold spring. it's lovely and small town. Cute shops, yummy food, you can relax on the waterfront. It's a favorite picnic place for me.
posted by metasav at 7:19 PM on July 11, 2007

This comes up every so often on AskMe. Here's Escape from New York...there are others out there.
posted by Miko at 7:21 PM on July 11, 2007

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