21 Jul YOUR PERFECT NEW YORK ESCAPE: MAKE IT POSSIBLE WITH A PARTY BUS
SUMMER GETAWAYS IN BEAUTIFUL NEW YORK, IN THE COMFORT OF A PARTY BUS
Summer in the city can be tough to endure, especially when the ennui and exhaustion of the everyday hustle starts to get to you. While New York City is a beautiful, dynamic city, adding a little variety to your summer scenery is a pleasant thing for any tired city dweller.
Luckily, there are a ton of great places within a short distance of NYC that offer solace, relief from the hustle and bustle of the city, and beautiful natural sights. And there’s no better way to see those sights than from the comfortable, luxury seats of a party bus.
Executive Transportation loves NYC, Long Island and all of the outlying areas that make New York one of the most beautiful states in the country.
Here are our favorite spots for escape near New York City, complete with the comforts of a party bus.
Situated on the east bank of the Hudson River, Cold Spring is a town of less than 2,000; it’s the ideal day trip for New Yorkers who are need to escape the speed and chaos of the city, breathe some fresh air and simply slow down.
During your escape to Cold Spring, you can enjoy:
- Museums: Our favorites are the Boscobel House and Gardens and the Garrison Art Center
- Specialty Shops
- Hiking Trails, Parks, River Expeditions, and Natural Destinations
- A Variety of Restaurants
For more information on this beautiful New York town, check out the Visitors’ Guide.
BEACON, NEW YORK
Also situated on the east shore of the Hudson, Beacon is just over an hour drive from Manhattan, but offers a much different atmosphere than the City that Never Sleeps.
Beacon boasts a population of just under 16,000, and was the longtime home of famous folk singer Pete Seeger; Seeger’s environmental advocacy for Beacon, as well as recent pushes by residents to invigorate the art and recreation scenes, have helped make it an absolute haven for Manhattanites, Brooklynites and other New Yorkers looking for a change of pace. In recent years, this diamond on the Hudson River shore has been polished, rejuvenated and regained much of its historical charm.
Here are a few musts during your escape to Beacon:
- Minnewaska State Park Preserve
- The Arts District: featuring stand-out museums and galleries like Dia:Beacon and Marion Royael Gallery
- Mt. Beacon
For more information on this great city, check out Escape Brooklyn.
A spot literally dedicated to helping New Yorkers get away, Governor’s Island is the closest on our list in the vicinity to the Big Apple, located just 800 yards from lower Manhattan.
Governor’s Island is an easy option for a day escape because it’s so close; it still manages, however, to provide a distinct change of pace from the craziness of the city, with its open spaces, natural features, and community-like feel.
Biking, hiking, relaxing in the parks, restaurants and art museums are just a few of the things you can get into during your escape to Governor’s Island.
For more information on this great asset to New Yorkers, check out the Activities page of the website.
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
At just under 80 miles from Manhattan, New Haven is a longer haul than some of our other destinations. It offers, however, a retreat-like, distinctly New England feel that is both comforting and recharging for New Yorkers who haven’t escaped in a while.
Here are just a few of the things to check out during your day trip to this beautiful New England destination:
- Art Galleries, Theatres and Museums
- Shopping, Antiques and Boutiques
- Parks and Outdoor Activities
Check out more to do in New Haven during your day trip with this handy online visitors’ guide.
TRANSPORTATION FOR YOUR NEW YORK ESCAPE
A summertime escape should be just that—an escape, from all of the stresses and frustrations of day to day life in the city. For many New Yorkers, driving is among the most anxious of their daily tasks. When it’s time to plan a trip out of the city, you should be able to leave the driving behind.
Among those vehicles is our line of luxury party buses, which provide our customers with all the room they need to create a summer escape for themselves and their friends.
With a party bus on hand, your relaxation and enjoyment begin the moment Executive picks you up.
You and your group can enjoy your time on the road instead of fretting over directions, traffic jams and lack of parking. No one will have to worry about acquiring separate transportation or skipping the cocktails at dinner because they have to drive. Everyone can travel together, with a trustworthy, professional chauffeur handling every aspect of transportation.
Photo Credit: Ludovic Bertron