Guide to the Best Weekend Trips From NYC


New York City bestows many advantages on the people who live here, including proximity to some of the best vacation destinations in the nation. From their perch atop an iconic and exhilarating skyscraper, residents of the luxury condos at The Woolworth Tower Residences are a car or train ride away from some of the finest getaways around, all year long. Here’s a brief weekend vacation guide, courtesy of The Woolworth Tower Residences.

Relaxing in Style

The Hamptons—the setting of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus—provides a mix of classic luxury and modern convenience on Long Island’s South Fork. From the beaches and iconic lighthouse at Montauk Point State Park and the centuries-old dining room at The 1770 House to fresh produce and scrumptious baked goods at Briermere Farms, a weekend in the Hamptons is the perfect way to unwind and renew yourself.

New Yorkers who prefer a boardwalk and a beer to fine dining will love nearby Asbury Park. This beachfront community was namechecked in a Bruce Springsteen album title and still bears the Boss’s brand of nostalgic Americana, thanks to iconic boardwalks and beaches, along with a fresh crop of microbreweries like Dark City Brewing Company and unique attractions, including the Silverball Museum Arcade.

Freshwater lovers should take a trip up the Hudson to Phoenicia, New York, the quaint community on the Esopus Creek, which is home to picturesque Phoenicia Diner, where classic American cuisine meets live music with a bucolic Hudson Valley backdrop.

Taking to the Slopes

Winter sports aficionados will love New York City’s proximity to a range of mountain resorts offering the area’s best skiing, snowboarding, and après-ski. Head to the Lake Placid area for Whiteface Mountain, one of the premier destinations for downhill skiing in the Adirondacks. The town is home to a range of resorts with everything from traditional hotel rooms to scenic lakefront cabins perfect for a weekend adventure with the whole family.

A little further afield, The Woolworth Tower Residences residents will find Pennsylvania’s Camelback Mountain an inviting destination nestled in the Poconos. From a brand-new terrain park to slopes that range from beginner to expert, as well as Pennsylvania’s only mountain roller coaster, Camelback Mountain strives to provide something for everyone, no matter the season.

After a weekend spent either relaxing or thrill-seeking, your love for New York City will have a new patina, and The Woolworth Tower Residences, with their spacious interiors and panoramic views, will continue to be your oasis above Downtown Manhattan.