|Sunset at Peconic, NY|
Since more than half of New Yorkers don’t own cars, escaping to drivable destinations can be a challenge. Of course, NYC is home to numerous car rental agencies, but what if you don’t even have a driver’s license? (Yes, I can think of two NYC friends who don’t have a current license or know how to drive!) And then there are those last-minute excursions when you go to reserve a rental, and there aren’t any available because all of your friends are leaving NYC too. Sigh….
As New Yorkers, we’re fortunate because we have myriad vacation choices that don’t require a set of wheels. In the state of New York alone, beaches, mountains, wineries, and quaint country towns all make viable weekend escapes and day trips. Then there’s New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and other nearby states that offer an array of getaway options.
All this being said, NYC’s proximity to other major cities (Philly, Boston, D.C., Baltimore, and even Portland can be done over an extended weekend) and desirable spots like the Hamptons, North Fork, Fire Island, Cape Cod, New Hope, and countless others, makes living in the Big Apple ultra-convenient. And the good news is, many of these places are completely reachable if you don’t drive.
|Beacon Hill, Boston|
If you’re among those New Yorkers or New York visitors who don’t have access to a vehicle, consider jumping on Metro North, Jersey Transit, or the Hampton Jitney for some time away from the hustle and bustle. For my suggestions where to go to escape New York this summer or any time of the year, head over to my latest article on the CubeSmart NYC blog.
This article is part of a partnership with CubeSmart, a self-storage and logistics company with locations in the NYC area.