Travel & Outdoors
The city has made great strides to increase cycling’s safety and accessibility with new bike lanes and of course the bike share program. Whether you’re weaving in and out of the heavy traffic on your way to work, or taking a scenic ride through the suburbs, pedal straight to any of these five stores for all of the bikes, equipment and accessories you need.
Despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, Luna Park at Coney Island will open on schedule Sunday to kick off the 2013 season.
The US Open is among the oldest sports competitions in the United States. For all you need to know on getting there, the best food to be found at Arthur Ashe Stadium and ticket packages, check out our guide.
There comes a time in every New Yorker’s life when packing up and escaping for a few days is the only option. As summer begins to wind down, rally the family together or a plus one for a final hoorah in Cape May, the nation’s oldest seashore resort.
Located at the Eastern tip of Long Island, the charming town of Montauk, N.Y., promises playtime any Manhattanite can get behind. This small town is home to some of the area’s best restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and hotels as well as some of the area’s most beautiful natural landscapes.
The Rockaways suffered something of an unsavory reputation in the 90s and early aughts, but new construction, a slew of recent noshing opportunities and a renovated 5.5-mile boardwalk have encouraged a new generation of surfers, hipsters, families and hangers-out to discover the Queens and Brooklyn shores. It’s an easy trek on the A train or by car, so as the Ramones once warbled, “hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach” and discover what some are now calling Williamsburg by the sea.
The program aims to get New Yorkers to go green and get thinking about other ways to use the streets besides driving. In addition to getting some fresh air and exercise, don’t miss out on the top events this year.
Best known, perhaps, as the town that Bruce Springsteen helped rescue, Asbury Park is an easy escape into New Jersey’s colorful past, and an equally exciting modern beach destination. Expect plenty of impressive Victorian and early 20th-century architecture standing proudly alongside dramatic new construction, unique shopping and a vibrant nightlife.
Lazily lounging on the beach is just the tip of Virginia Beach’s iceberg. With 35 miles of shoreline, the mouthwatering cuisine and 19,000 acres of wildlife refuges and parks send this area over the top as a perfect vacation destination for any traveler looking to escape the city. Enjoy picturesque views, tranquil waters and a plethora of local attractions that make Virginia Beach the perfect road trip from New York City.
Looking for something to do at the end of this holiday week? Take a road trip. Here are our five favorite scenic drives outside of New York City.
For many New Yorkers, summer means weekends on Fire Island — it’s what gets them through the work week, the heat and humidity, the subway and the crowded city streets. Closer than the Hamptons — and pleasantly lacking in pretension and a social caste system — this barrier island off the coast of Long Island is made up of 17 communities that have each developed their own personality.
Historic yet modern, Mystic, Conn., is less than three hours away from New York City and offers a little bit of everything for everyone.
Known as the city by the beach for good reason, Long Beach, Long Island has the bay on one side, and the ocean on the other, effectively surrounding it with beaches. With its small community feel and pristine, white sandy beaches, Long Beach is an oasis less than an hour outside of Manhattan.
In the English language, nothing beats the phrase “gone fishin’.” Snag a little free time and take off with a rod and reel to cast your line at the most perfect places in New York. Get to work on that gone fishin’ sign, beg off for a mental health day from work and head out to one of these local fishing spots.
New York City is surrounded by some of the region’s most beautiful natural resources, all within an hour or two by train or car. Be it beach, woods or whitewater rafting, your escape from New York is a lot closer than you think with the best campgrounds in the area.