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These Are the Best Fall Trips From New York City

With the pandemic still raging on, vacations aren't what they used to be. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't embark on an adventure.


Given fall has arrived, now is the best time for a day trip or weekend getaway. And if you live in New York, you'll find these fall trips from NYC especially perfect.


Keep scrolling to find the best vacation for you and start planning ASAP!


1. Catskill Mountains


Getting to the Catskill Mountains from NYC will require a quick bus or train ride, though you can also rent a car and make the journey yourself. Once you arrive, you'll soak in picturesque scenery all around. The foliage is unreal and there are plenty of fall-inspired activities to participate in. From apple picking to cider tasting, there is no shortage of things to do in the Catskill Mountains that will put you in the fall spirit.

2. The Poconos


The Poconos is a short bus trip from NYC. We recommend renting a car, as you'll likely want to explore the area a bit on your own and need some sort of transportation to do so. The Poconos are also known for being a pretty romantic destination, so this may be the perfect trip for you and your partner to rekindle. Depending on who you go with, there are a ton of activities for any type of traveler.

3. Hudson Valley


Hoping to get some early shopping done before the holidays? Hudson Valley happens to host the largest flea market in the U.S., boasting over 600 vendors. You may even score some incredible vintage finds. And if you'd rather visit to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you'll find this peaceful destination perfect for that as well. Walk or cycle your way through the changing leaves, then enjoy some hard cider afterwards.

4. Saranac Lake


Many flock to Lake Placid during the fall, so if you're hoping to escape the crowds, Saranac Lake is your best bet. It's an eventful destination for those who hope to be a little more adventurous in their travels. Between hiking, biking, or kayaking, you'll get quite the workout during your travels. Just as with other destinations on this list, Saranac Lake hosts plenty of fall events you're sure to enjoy.

5. Saratoga Springs


Known for its natural mineral springs, Saratoga Springs offers a more lush experience for those who want to pamper themselves. There's obviously so much more to explore than just the springs, though don't feel bad if you spend your entire trip basking in them. Saratoga has even shared a fall guide for visitors, detailing all the fun things to do and see during your visit. The question is, where will you start?


Not from NYC? If you still want to have an amazing autumn vacation, check out THESE fall destinations around the United States.

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