Sometimes there is nothing better than packing your bags and escaping the everyday hustle that comes along with copious amounts of concrete. I'm looking at you, New York City. As much as one might love the Big Apple, everyone needs a break every now and then. You know, a break from the endless crowds. A break from the nonstop sidewalk jostling. And especially a break from feeling like a sardine being stuffed into a subway car. Yes, after a few too many underground shoves, it's only natural to crave a little breathing room.
If you find yourself nodding in agreement, you're in luck, because one of the best parts about the concrete jungle is how centrally located it is, making it convenient — and affordable — to break free for a day or two. Whether you're yearning for some fun in the sun, for deep breaths of crisp mountain air, or to simply stroll around charming seaside villages, the outskirts of New York City has you covered.