2 days vacation away from ny help

 

hey guys im having trouble deciding on where to go . i can leave thurday night and i can be back preferrably saturday late night or sunday morning. i live in queens so i guess anything maybe no more than 4 away would be nice that way i dont waste to much of my time driving.
im not picky and im open to all suggestion

some one suggested montaulk they sed there was nice beaches there.

any other good suggestions ?

thanks guys

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Vermont or New Hampshire

I was stationed in Massachusetts in the Army a number of years back and I always enjoyed the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire. If you are into hiking, there are several trails available up in the White Mountains. Absolutely gorgeous. (Probably in the 5-6 hours driving range.)

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I was in a similar situation...

My wife and I had an extended weekend available to us in the beginning of July which was our 10th anniversary weekend. Family took our 4 and 7 year old for those days.
We were looking for something that did not eat up our time and money in travel. It was too brief to take a cruise out of NYC.

We chose to head up to Hyde Park, NY.
It is a quaint town just north of Poughkeepsie. We originally looked for a Bed and Breakfast but found a nice motel on the main drag that had so many positive reviews. Their free breakfast also helped to stretch the finances. (Roosevelt Inn). Since it was our anniversary we were able to make some reservations at the restaurants at the Culinary Institute of America. There is a nice sushi place in town too.

The closest drive-in to NYC is in Hyde Park.
There are some local hiking trails, an amazing walking bridge over the Hudson River, many beautiful and historic estates to see (Roosevelt's, Vanderbilt's).

In all it was a very nice trip.

Good luck,
Rob

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Philadelphia

We are going to take a day trip to see the liberty bell and the old city.

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ganador11 wrote: hey guys im

ganador11 wrote:

hey guys im having trouble deciding on where to go . i can leave thurday night and i can be back preferrably saturday late night or sunday morning. i live in queens so i guess anything maybe no more than 4 away would be nice that way i dont waste to much of my time driving.
im not picky and im open to all suggestion

some one suggested montaulk they sed there was nice beaches there.

any other good suggestions ?

thanks guys

What are your like/dislikes?

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i guess you could say we

i guess you could say we like trying new things
and we dislike things we tried that we didnt like lol

its funny but honestly we would practically try anything, the adventurous type.

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thanks

so far you guys are givign me great suggestions

thanks again in advance

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A GPS can take you where You want to go but never where you WANT to be.

Have you tried....

The "Offbeat Tourist Attractions - US File"

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/2661

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Trips

Did you ever try Washington DC?
Not that far from Queens and it has a lot to see.
They have concerts outdoors on the weekends there is a sightseeing trolly system that you only pay once and can get off and on all day.
My wife & I have been there a few times and never saw the whole place.
God luck.

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Block Island

Just came back from Block Island. Drive 3 hours from Queens to Montauk. Park the car and take the Viking Fleet ferry 20 miles to Block Island. (no cars on ferry)

Block Island is nice but the beach is better in Montauk.

We had a good long weekend!

dobs108 - Nassau County NY

thanks

ive herd montauk is nice.we have never been there though maybe well try that route. do you recomend any good place to stay

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A GPS can take you where You want to go but never where you WANT to be.

Mountains

Head upstate to the Adirondacks.

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short trips

ganador11 wrote:

hey guys im having trouble deciding on where to go . i can leave thurday night and i can be back preferrably saturday late night or sunday morning. i live in queens so i guess anything maybe no more than 4 away would be nice that way i dont waste to much of my time driving.
im not picky and im open to all suggestion

some one suggested montaulk they sed there was nice beaches there.

any other good suggestions ?

thanks guys

As I haven't planned a real vacation this year, I have been taking weekend trips - easy and fun 2 day trips include: Newport, RI; Philadelphia, PA; Saratoga Springs, NY; Cape May, NJ.

New Hampshire or Kitty Hawk

As a Cannuck who has travelled throughout the US on vacations, I would recommend (as someone else has done) EITHER....

A trip to the White Mountain area of New Hampshire. Take a ride (car or train) up Mount Washington, golf all over the place. Lot's of hiking trails and then cross to New York for some hiking and great food in the Squaw Valley area....OR

Travel South along the coast down Delaware, cross the Chesapeake Bridge (unique) and then onto West Virginia and visit the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope or continue south to the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk

just a coule of suggestions that are both easily drivable but may exceed your 4 hours limit by a little!

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Sugguestion

I would go to Atlantic City.

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If you please, Sir

Please let us know what you decide and then tell us how it went.

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thanks

so we have decided that this weekend we will be going to montauk. the gf sed she just want to relax at the beach and enjoy the nice weather. because we got so many good destinations we also decided that we will be going to many of the other places your suggested.

thanks again ill keep you guys posted.

also theres a ny meet up thread posted around.theres no set date but that will definetly be our plans too.

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GREAT!!

Yes. I will have to update that thread and put a date together..

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Montauk is nice, especially

Montauk is nice, especially if you enjoy fresh seafood. Enjoy your mini-vacation!

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thanks

so im here in montauk. i caught a lil bit of rush hour traffic but overall nice drive more less 3 hours.

i hope i dont get trouble but i just wanted to tell you guys i atr a hewitts shagwong restaurant 774 Main St, Montauk, NY 11954 and the had one of the best seafood risotto's ive had in a long time.

thanks again for ya responses i keep you guys updated

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A GPS can take you where You want to go but never where you WANT to be.

Great! With so little time

Great! With so little time to spend on your vacation, you should be focusing on your girlfriend and not us! wink

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Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

lol

you right but even though shes not a member of the site she know how much the site has helped so she doesnt mind me sacrificing 5 to 10 minutes keeping you guys updated.

by the way this place calle duyreas had some pretty good lobster roll(it was actually on a roll and not a hot dog bun. many places here use hot dog bun) 10 MINUTES UP lol

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