Listed as one of the greatest cities in the world, the exhilarating New York is a whirlwind of activity, and there's always something new to see and do here. But there are also plenty of sights and fun things to do within a couple of hours of the city to discover. If you are having a hard time planning a self-drive tour around New York and its surrounds, here are a few of VroomVroomVroom's best road trip itineraries from "The City That Never Sleeps".
Rent a car and explore the picturesque New Paltz situated between New York City and Albany. From lively music scene to fascinating boutiques, cafes and more, there's something for everyone to love in this charming town.
Travel Time: 1.5 hours
Directions: The journey to New Paltz will take you at least two hours via Palisades Interstate Pkwy N and I-87.
The town of Kent can be found in Putnam County in New York. Home to a plenty of lakes including Kentwood Lake, Sagamore Lake, China Lake, Palmer Lake, White Pond and Lake Tibet, this lovely town is also home to a number of reservoirs that supply water to New York City.
Travel Time: 1hr 40mins
Directions: The drive from NYC to the village of Kent is nearly two hours via Sprain Brook Pkwy N and Taconic State Parkway N. To fully explore the area, we'd recommend you book a car rental.
Situated along the west border of Columbia County in New York, the city of Hudson is known for its farm-to-table food scene as well as its antiques.
Travel Time: 2hrs 30mins
Directions: The journey will take you at least 130 miles from New York. Head southeast on Steve Flanders Square toward Centre St. and take the Taconic State Parkway N.
Another popular road trip route is the Long Island. This great stretch of history and culture, sand and surf, as well as culinary excellence and local farm stands is deemed as the playground in NY. Those who look for exceptional experiences will surely find it here.
Travel Time: 1hr 10mins
Directions: To reach Long Island, head to Northern State Pkwy and I-495 E for an hour.
Also known as the Queen of American Lakes, the stunning Lake George which is located on the rail line halfway between New York City and Montreal remains to be a favorite tourist destination.
Travel Time: 3hrs 40mins
Directions: To reach Lake George, take the I-87 N from New York. I-80 W and I-81 N.
If you are a culture love and enjoy historic mansions, stunning beaches as well as some of the best seafood, Newport is definitely worthy of a road trip.
Travel Time: 3hrs 30mins
Directions: To reach New Port, you either can take the I-87 N and I-90 W or via Taconic State Parkway N and I-90 W.