Winter has arrived, so has the adventurer’s spirit to get away from The Big Apple as the snow starts to fall.
Even if it’s just for the weekend, winters make you want to go out with your loved ones, your special someone or just by yourself. Sipping on hot cocoa, enjoying the snow-clad views around you, lighting a fire in the fireplace, and kicking back with a couple of drinks in the evening after a wintery day well spent seems like the perfect thing to do, come snowfall.
These things could possibly be done by you if you could find the perfect place to plan your mini vacay without going too far out.
We’ve got that covered with this list of places you could go, almost right around the corner:
1. Stone Harbor
Stone Harbor, New Jersey 08247, USA
A place where the sea meets the snow, Snow Harbor is a highly underrated vacation spot and is only a couple of hours away from the city. This tiny town situated in New Jersey offers you beaches, sand dunes, and cosy cottages. Enjoy the beautiful snowfall by its scenic bay and walk along the seven-mile beach and making this place the perfect destination for your private little getaway. You can also take the NYC beach bus for easy transit.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Yes, Montreal, Canada. The drive is about six hours long but its well worth it as Montreal turns into Winter Wonderland during the last months of the year. Break out your ski gear and reward yourself with a cup of delicious hot chocolate at Mont-Royal or just walk into that amazing little ramen shop and enjoy a steaming cup of Tonkotsu broth, explore the history of the city in one of the numerous museums or brave the cold and rave at the world famous Igloofest, Montreal will, surely, make your vacation a memorable one.
Gardiner, New York, USA
If you don’t feel like leaving the city but do feel like finding a haven close to home, Gardiner could be your next winter getaway destination. About an hour and a half’s drive from New York City, this little hamlet that hosts not more than 5000 residents is quaint and offers hiking and drinking options. The main attraction being the Tuthilltown Spirits Distillery. Take a lazy tour of the distillery and see how your favourite liquor is made, taste it in their tasting rooms and also grab a bite at their own restaurant ‘Tuthill House At The Mill’!