- By Kevin
- On Jun 2, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
3 best New York Honeymoon Resorts may help your holiday vacation in New York. And the best romantic hotels in New York City you need to know.
The Hamptons, L.I.
The Hamptons’ gorgeous sandy respites, 3hrs from NYC, dunes and relatively untouched landscapes aren’t just for the jet set. The area boasts gratis culture (the Dan Flavin Art Institute) and no-nonsense places to eat (Lobster Roll) and drink (Fellingham’s), plus plenty of other casual nooks for the rest of us.
Coopers Beach is the only stretch of silky, fine-grained white sand in Southampton that’s open to the public. So you can look like a baller in your sunset Instagram pic—without having to actually throw down a ton of dough. 268 Meadow Ln, Southampton, L.I. . Parking permits $40/car, chair rentals $10, umbrella rentals $15.
Privacy, luxury and amenities reign supreme at the Inn at Windmill Lane. The main building houses seven suites with wood-burning fireplaces (you’ll want to turn them on, even in the summer, just for the fun of it), oversize marble baths and white wainscot walls with original artwork.
Tucked into the Catskills, this Ulster County hamlet is a real melting pot, 2hrs 30mins from NYC, the kind of place where you can expect to see a conservative old-timer and a Brooklyn lumbersexual sipping Buds along the bar in perfect harmony. For every no-nonsense staple (Phoenicia Diner), there’s a hipster newbie (the Graham & Co.). The mellow, no-frills, hippie-dippie local culture makes it easy for anyone to relax here.
If you’re looking to float down the creek’s rapids—one of the most popular things to do in Phoenicia—let Town Tinker (which is conveniently located adjacent to Black Bear Campground) be your guide. It rents out everything you need for a tubing day: inner tubes with seats, life jackets, helmets, creek sneakers, wet suits ($40 per day for all of the above; discount offers are sometimes available) and even taxi transportation to and from the creek ($5 per trip).
Phoenicia Black Bear Campground Located directly on Esopus Creek in the heart of the Catskills, this camp is rustic without being primitive. Choose your own adventure: There’s swimming, biking, horseback riding and more nearby. And talk about wallet friendly: Its priciest option, the deluxe rental unit—which is still hella bare-bones—is just $525 per week.
You’ve probably heard a lot about Hudson, 2hrs 20mins from NYC, and here’s why: food and antiques. The place does both extremely well, it’s a prime option for rustic fine dining (Ca’Mea) and rare retro finds (just about any storefront on Warren Street). But the other big reason why droves of New Yorkers and, fittingly, DIY businesses and developments are staking their claim on the town is because it’s all ensconced in a gorgeous Hudson River–side environment, dotted with quaint historic homes.
The communal, high-end restaurant Wm. Farmer and Sons has a cozy-yet-urban energy, serving up bar snacks (clam fritters, chicken-fried frog legs), small plates (daily crudo) and big plates (from a bar burger with butter-baked onions and tomato relish to seared sea scallops) that make use, whenever possible, of local ingredients.
The Barlow beautifully blends old-timey flavor with contemporary amenities. Set in an Art Deco building, the hotel has 16 well-appointed guest rooms with sleek, sculptural furnishings that match the Deco tone, as well as free Wi–Fi, an iPad lending library, Keurig coffeemakers, pillow-top mattresses and Lather Aromatherapy bath products.