3 Fall Weekend Getaways from NYC

Every New Yorker knows that, from time to time, you have to get out of the city. While we love the renewed energy the city gets once the trees start bursting bright red and orange, we’re lucky to have easy access to some beautiful upstate and New England towns that are charmingly quaint and well worth the train fare. Here are our favorite Fall NYC getaways:

New Haven

Just 2 hours away on the MetroNorth commuter train, this charming Connecticut city is home to an Ivy League University, a knockout pizza outpost, and plenty of shops and restaurants to fill your weekend. Start your away-from-the-city day by strolling through Yale’s campus, where the iconic Gothic architecture and grassy squares will bring you back to your collegiate days. After working up an appetite, head to Pepe’s Pizza, the only pizza joint that gives any New York slice a run for its money. Dating back to the 1920s’, this pizza spot is not to be missed – especially their famous white clam pie..

The Catskills

Next stop: upstate. This region of New York boasts breathtaking mountains and hiking trails, small towns with character, and unique shops from local craftsmen. For the athletically inclined, don’t miss the hiking trails of Overlook Mountain with Instagram-worthy views and a much needed breath of fresh air after being in the bustling city.

The Berkshires

One of the most colorful regions of New England lies in the Berkshires, a rural region nestled within the mountains of Massachusetts. Full of small towns and villages, the area is known for fall foliage-viewing, a vibrant farm-to-table food scene, and a thriving arts and culture scene. For fans of the symphony, definitely head to the Berkshires for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s residency at the Tanglewood Music Center.