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Getaway Ideas In The Tri-State Area (CT-NY-NJ)?  
User currently offlineYazoo From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 487 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 7540 times:

I'm Looking to spend a fun weekend with my lady outside of NYC but I'm really lacking any sense of creativity right now. Feel free to share any ideas or recommendations you might have!

Thanks

Y.


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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2848 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7525 times:

You can do stuff out on the east end of LI (beaches, wineries, etc.), they have been advertising on TV lately:

http://www.eastendgetaway.com/pages/index.aspx

You can do a complete beach weekend out on Fire Island or maybe try your luck w/ a weekend stay in Atlantic City?



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16691 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7511 times:

New Hope PA, about 55-60 miles from Manhattan. Absolutely gorgeous.


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User currently offlineEasternSon From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7486 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
New Hope PA

I concur - I'm actually headed there this weekend for a BBQ at a friend's house right in town. Marsha Brown's Steakhouse is a great place to eat. It's a huge converted church right on the main drag. There are a ton of cool little shops, and Lambertville, NJ is a short walk across the bridge - equally quaint. Good bars, good restaurants, great B&B's.

The wife and I saw this on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, and have thought about going ever since. It's in New Paltz, which is a quick drive up the NY Thruway:

http://www.mohonk.com/

Have a Fun Getaway!



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User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2633 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7456 times:

We just spent 3 days hiking at the Delaware Water Gap on the NJ/PA border... its about 90 minutes from NYC straight across I-80... you can go canoeing or rafting down the Delaware, and it is a gorgeous area.. If you want a challenge, take the red-dot trail up to the top of Mt. Tammany for gorgeous views across the Poconos and Delaware River.


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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9105 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7449 times:

Quoting EasternSon (Reply 3):
Quoting STT757 (Reply 2):
New Hope PA

I concur - I'm actually headed there this weekend for a BBQ at a friend's house right in town. Marsha Brown's Steakhouse is a great place to eat. It's a huge converted church right on the main drag. There are a ton of cool little shops, and Lambertville, NJ is a short walk across the bridge - equally quaint. Good bars, good restaurants, great B&B's.
Quoting nkops (Reply 4):
We just spent 3 days hiking at the Delaware Water Gap on the NJ/PA border... its about 90 minutes from NYC straight across I-80... you can go canoeing or rafting down the Delaware, and it is a gorgeous area.. If you want a challenge, take the red-dot trail up to the top of Mt. Tammany for gorgeous views across the Poconos and Delaware River.

Wow, those sound like excellent ideas. I was thinking of a weekend trip to Asbury Park or perhaps Wildwood. Asbury Park is going through a bit of a renaissance. Lots of new and exciting things opening up along the boardwalk there. My fiancee and I were there a week and a half ago and were stunned at how packed the boardwalk and beach were.

We were down in Wildwood earlier this month and had a load of fun there. We're about to take another day trip down there this weekend again.  



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3292 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7437 times:
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Quoting steeler83 (Reply 5):

Wow, those sound like excellent ideas. I was thinking of a weekend trip to Asbury Park or perhaps Wildwood. Asbury Park is going through a bit of a renaissance. Lots of new and exciting things opening up along the boardwalk there. My fiancee and I were there a week and a half ago and were stunned at how packed the boardwalk and beach were.

My girlfriend's family has a house in Ocean Grove (the bordering town) and that whole area is really good if you're in the right part of it. Awesome area for a getaway, especially with how warm the water is this summer!

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User currently offlineEasternSon From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7425 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 6):
Ocean Grove

I lived in Ocean Grove for a while during college (Monmouth University - Go Hawks). It's a great area, but remember if you visit that it's a dry town. Good BYOBs though. Asbury is getting nicer, and the beaches are cleaning up, but for a better and less crowded beach experience keep heading south to Bradley or Ortley Beaches. Less to do in the immediate area, but smaller crowds.

Steeler, if you're looking for a good spot, try Long Beach Island. It's my absolute favorite part of the Jersey Shore. A completely different vibe than most places, with a bit more civilized crowd.



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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7418 times:

Quoting EasternSon (Reply 7):
Steeler, if you're looking for a good spot, try Long Beach Island. It's my absolute favorite part of the Jersey Shore. A completely different vibe than most places, with a bit more civilized crowd.

I second this idea. One point, however -- LBI isn't the greatest for a day trip. The island is almost entirely houses, and there's no boardwalk or any facilities at the beach. So therefore, if you don't have somewhere to stay, there's nowhere to get food, use the restroom, etc. if you're just going to be on the beach for the day.


User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2648 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7413 times:
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I would try Montauk or Block Island ( I know its not in the tri state area). Block Island is beautiful especially to bike around.
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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9105 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7389 times:

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 8):
Quoting EasternSon (Reply 7):
Steeler, if you're looking for a good spot, try Long Beach Island. It's my absolute favorite part of the Jersey Shore. A completely different vibe than most places, with a bit more civilized crowd.


I second this idea. One point, however -- LBI isn't the greatest for a day trip. The island is almost entirely houses, and there's no boardwalk or any facilities at the beach. So therefore, if you don't have somewhere to stay, there's nowhere to get food, use the restroom, etc. if you're just going to be on the beach for the day.

I have heard a lot about LBI, and yes, I would like to get out there some day. Heh, the future wife and I are returning to Wildwood/Cape May to pick out postcards for our tables. They're going to be named after Jersey Shore towns (Cape May, Wildwood, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Atlantic Highlands, etc). I can't believe it's 74 days away, well 73 at this point already!



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User currently offlineShamrock137 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7376 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 9):
I would try Montauk or Block Island ( I know its not in the tri state area). Block Island is beautiful especially to bike around.

I would agree about Block Island. For a little aviation fun you can fly on New England Airlines from Westerly, RI. Pretty much the only place on this side of the country where you can fly on a Britten Norman Islander.



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