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The 5 Best Socially Distant Weekend Getaways Close To New York City

Are you tired of sitting at home? While Netflix might be able to distract you from the outside world for a few hours, there's nothing better than going outside and getting in touch with nature. However, that can be unsafe if there are too many people and not enough space to remain socially distant. If you're looking for socially distant getaways close to New York City, well here is a list of the top five you don't want to miss before summer ends!

The 5 Best Socially Distant Weekend Getaways Close To New York City

1. Lake George, NY

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Lake George rests in the middle of the Adirondack Mountains and is known for its lakes, mountains and activities for the entire family to enjoy. Some of the activities at Lake George include playing mini golf, boating, visiting museums and going horseback riding. Lake George is roughly four hours away from NYC making it a great spot to visit for a short socially distant weekend getaway. 

2. Cape May, NJ

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Cape May, New Jersey is ideal for those looking for a beach getaway close to NYC. Cape May is home to dozens of activities and historical landmarks that are fun for the whole family. From trolley and food tours to wine tastings and alpaca farms, you're bound to find something to help you escape from the stressors of daily life. Located two and a half hours from NYC, this could even be a day-trip if you're not looking to rent a hotel room for a few nights. 

3. Mystic, CT

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Mystic, Connecticut has become a popular tourist attraction for its coastal New England charm and history located only two hours away from NYC. The two most popular activities in Mystic are the Seaport Museum and Aquarium. I don't know about you, but I love aquariums, especially those that have tiny little seahorses. If you're looking to get more in touch with nature, make sure to visit Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. 

4. Saratoga Springs, NY

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Saratoga Springs, located just a few miles from Albany, is a relaxing upstate destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of NYC. Saratoga Springs is known for its Saratoga Race Course, horses, mineral springs and entertainment offerings. Make sure to visit Diamond Club Restaurant and Thirsty Owl Bistro to enjoy some of the best food the town has to offer. 

5. Newport, RI

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Rhode Island is a slightly longer drive from NYC, but it's definitely worth visiting for its beaches, breweries, farms and historical landmarks. If you take the trip, I definitely suggest splurging on a waterfront hotel to enjoy the picturesque views and crystal clear water.

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