Places to stay this summer during your New York weekend vacation, and summer getaways from NYC right for you.

New York weekend vacation

Gloucester, MA (5hrs from NYC)

Amid the old-timey go-tos in this fishing village is a thriving art scene, and a crop of restaurants and bars. Lighthouse Beach in nearby Annisquam, with its sandbars and lack of suntanning mobs, is pure bliss.

Do this: Antiques fiends will definitely want to stock up at Vintage 211, which is much less picked-over than what we’re used to in New York. 211 E Main St.

Eat here: The Bay Area has descended on Massachusetts, with two spots headed by alums from Berkeley’s Chez Panisse: Short & Main serves wood-fired pizza and cocktails, while the Market Restaurant has a daily-changing menu of fresh local seafood.

Newport, RI (4hrs 30mins from NYC)

It’d be easy to dismiss the town as a tourist trap, but what often brings people back to Newport (other than yacht races, tours of a Vanderbilt mansion and smiley locals) are the newish spots.

Eat here: Revolving Door, where regional and national chefs hunker down for several weeks sometimes up to a month creating, cooking and serving an inspired prix-fixe menu. 509 Thames St.

New York weekend vacation

Stay here: The Attwater, a design-driven seven-room boutique hotel off of historic Bellevue Avenue, recently acquired a Victorian manor next door and renovated it from top to bottom.

Cooperstown, NY (4hrs from NYC)

Cooperstown has way more than baseball, and every true brew head knows this. With four breweries in town, Cooperstown was once the country's hops-growing capital.

Do this: Brewery Ommegang, is located on a 135-acre hops farm, with tours every hour from noon until 5pm. Make sure to stay after the free tour for a $5 tasting of six different beers and a complimentary glass.

Stay here: The Otesaga, the charming (and reportedly haunted) historic hotel, is celebrating its 106th anniversary. It offers fishing and boating—and serves Ommegang beer, to boot. Rooms start at $359 per night.