Wonderful Road Trips From New York City

Looking for ways to escape the city and see the beauty beyond this city without getting on a plane? Here are some of the trips you can take from New York.

Trip to Finger Lakes

One of the most underrated destinations in the US, this place is a group of eleven north to south lakes in one area called the Finger Lakes. The prettiest lake here is the Keuka, one of the best areas for wine growing and best lake for fishing. Amazingly this place is less than a five-hour drive from New York City. Finger Lake also offers beautiful beaches and swimming places for you to enjoy with your friends and family.

Trip to the Appalachian Trail

This trail is the ultimate destination for hikers, 2,190 miles long across 14 states. You can make your way into the Poconos after crossing Pennsylvania. As you drive through Pennsylvania you’ll have amazing views of different towns like Lancaster, Allentown, and Bethlehem. Your journey will pass through the stunning forests, remember to not miss the skyline drive which climbs up the crest after starting from the valley. This gorgeous route takes you through Georgia and ends in Atlanta.

Trip to Philadelphia

This route from New York to Philadelphia is famous amongst road trip lovers as they are 97 miles apart, The sight-seeing you can enjoy during your trip is the Edison Memorial Tower, Princeton University Campus, and Washington Crossing National Historic Landmark. Other than that after you make it to Philadelphia, you will have a beautiful stay there as well. It is a place with art exhibits and the very famous ornamented park called the Rittenhouse square.

Trip to Rhode Island

145 miles away from New York, Rhode Island is famous for its seaside towns and sandy shores. This is a coastal town with a view of the Atlantic Ocean. There are top sights in Rhode Island for you to enjoy your trip is the Rogers William Park Zoo with festivals and beautiful lake view. There is also a RISD museum with fine decorative arts for you to look at. You can also drive around the pretty towns of Rhode Island as this place carries significance in the history of America as the first colony in America to declare independence.

Trip to Catskills

This place is spread over New York covering about 700,000 acres from which about 200,000 are protected or conserved. You will make the first stop at Kingston after leaving from New York then to Woodstock which is famous for its fancy restaurants and charming culture. This town is all about talented musicians and live music. You will then make a stop at Hunter which is the top ski destination of New York. Your trip will finally end in Hudson where you will have  magnificent views of rivers