- By Kevin
- On Jun 2, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Travel tips about NYC, best romantic getaways in New York including hotels and resorts. You could consult our weekend getaways from NYC list, but these nine spots are perfect for lovey-dovey couples.
Montauk, L.I. (3hrs 45mins from NYC)
The farthest point of Long Island’s South Fork, Montauk, is technically part of the Hamptons, but trust us, it’s a whole different world. (Think much less dense, even more nature and way fewer places to see and be seen.) Some hotels and restaurants serve up a chilled-out take on five-star style, but mainly there’s a cozy town-from-Jaws feel that attracts those looking to escape the craziness that is summer in NYC.
It’s all about the waves, baby. Air & Speed sells and rents a wide range of surf boards—and even stand-up paddleboards for you wimps out there. The shop hosts private and group surf lessons (at both beginner and advanced levels) as well as a summer “Surf Camp”all at Ditch Plains Beach. So get out there and shred, dude. 795 Montauk Hwy. $100/person.
The swanky oceanfront resort Gurney’s has terraces, wet bars, Nespresso machines and bathrooms with walk-in rain showers aplenty. And then, of course, there’s the pristine private beach, on which guests can chill out in cabanas (some have suspended mattresses), not to mention Gurney’s state-of-the-art enclosed seawater pool.
New London, CT (3hrs 30mins from NYC)
Just a ferry ride from Block Island, this Connecticut seaport town is still slightly under most city dwellers’ radars.
Hygienic Art Center, the exhibition-hosting hub of New London’s art scene. Its historic building was constructed in 1844 by Captain Giles Harris, a member of one of New London’s prominent whaling families. The popular coffee joint Carmelo's Bean & Leaf, a favorite among locals.
North Fork, L.I.(3hrs from NYC)
The North Fork is a 30-mile-long stretch of farmland between the Sound and the South Fork with yes farms, wineries, local breweries and lots of NYC chefs who like a quieter vibe.
Long Island is best known for dry whites (chardonnay, chenin blanc, pinot grigio), but it also produces sparkling wines, rose?s and fruity reds. Try ’em at Shinn Estate Vineyards. For live music and fresh seafood, look no further than Billy’s by the Bay.