This blog was originally published in March of 2015; we have since updated it to reflect the most current and accurate information possible. 

New York is a dynamic place, full of bustling cities and sprawling natural beauty.

From the mountains to the lighthouses to the nightlife and more, there are numerous places that are perfect for a much-needed getaway.

If you’re planning a weekend getaway for New York sometime this summer, you should take a look at our list of beautiful locales.


Take a jaunt up to the Catskills and enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery of Phoenicia. Fresh air and mountain views aren’t the only thing to enjoy.

Phoenicia offers plenty of options for dining and lodging, such as:


This gorgeous remote beach in upstate New York is the perfect solution for the beach lover.

If you’d like to fish, head to Oneida Lake.

While not officially a Finger Lake, Oneida is often considered the thumb of the Finger Lakes, and the beautiful, expansive water makes for a tranquil and relaxing backdrop for your weekend trip.


1000 Mountain House Road, New Paltz, NY

Just 90 miles from New York City is the beautiful Mohonk Mountain House, awash with old world charm and natural beauty as far as the eye can see.

With a variety of rooms, suites, and cottages, your weekend getaway can truly be like a step back in time.

From your spot in the Mohonk House among the mountains, you can breathe in the fresh air, enjoy the gorgeous views and take advantage of some of the amenities, like the spa, the multiple dining areas and many of the hiking trails around the property.


639 Bedford Road, Pocantico, NY

Located under an hour away from New York City, Kykuit is perfect for a weekend-long getaway or a simple day trip.

There are gardens, amazing architecture, breathtaking views, carefully curated artworks.

A tour of the house will take you through the six-story home, as well as through the gardens and around the grounds. Take a glimpse into American history with a weekend trip to Kykuit.


Just under an hour from New York City likes this fascinating town of 10,000, Sleepy Hollow, which was immortalized in Washington Irving’s landmark tale.

Sleepy Hollow is home to about 10,000 residents, many of whom make the daily commute into nearby Manhattan.

+ The town is home to several gorgeous mansions built by the likes of John D. Rockefeller and Ambrose Kingsland, and you can take a visit to the Sleep Hollow Cemetery, the Philipsburg Manor, or the Old Dutch Church.

Wherever you choose to go on your weekend getaway, Executive Ground Transportation of Long Island hopes you get there safe and sound.

To add an additional element of luxury and comfort to your weekend plans, consider booking a pristine limousine from our expansive fleet. Not only will you arrive at your destination in style, you won’t have to worry about how to get there. All you have to do is enjoy the view.