For many New Yorkers, getting out of New York is almost as essential as staying. Some locals believe that real New Yorkers don’t have to get out. I’m not sure I agree with that theory. Living long-term in Gotham is all about maintaining balance, and escaping NYC to take a breather and recoup comes with the territory of living in the big city. I believe those who take breaks are more likely to live in NYC longer.
The great thing about getting out of New York is the myriad choices available. The world is your oyster, and you can get most anywhere on the planet from NYC. With three major airports, Penn Station, Grand Central Station, and the Port Authority Bus Station, there’s rarely a time when you can’t leave the city if you get the urge. And many times you won’t need a car.
The truth is – escaping NYC helps keep everything in perspective. Sometimes living in New York can be too much to handle (especially at certain super busy times of the year or in wintertime when we get little sunlight), so visiting other places can be the best therapy.
If you consider yourself an urbanite, trips to nearby metropolitan cities (hello, Montreal!) can be quiet and more relaxing than the daily grind in New York. Even venturing 80 miles east to Long Island can be enough to clear your mind and keep the hectic and stressful aspects of city life at bay, if only for a few days.
I put together a mini guide to getting out of New York that includes how to reach JFK, La Guardia, and Newark Airports. For the lowdown, head over to my latest article on the Cubesmart city blog.
This article is part of a partnership with CubeSmart, a self-storage and logistics company with locations in the NYC area.
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