Need a Break from NYC? Try These 5 Destinations

by | Oct 23, 2020 | Travel

Whether your perfect break is lounging on the beach or getting lost in the wilderness, this list has you covered!

New York City is the “City That Never Sleeps.” There’s no lack of entertainment, delicious food options, and activities to take part in within this buzzing city. Even those who thrive on the hustle and bustle could use a break sometimes. Grab your family or friends, load up your suitcases, and recharge in one of these five vacation decorations.

Whether your perfect break is lounging on the beach or getting lost in the wilderness, this list has you covered. 


1. Yosemite National Park, California – for outdoor adventurers


If you want to immerse yourself in nature and go on outdoor adventures, then Yosemite National Park is the perfect destination for your NYC escape. Hikers and rock-climbers come from all over the world to experience the rugged terrain of the park. Wander through the groves of sequoias that are larger than life and impose over the landscape.

You’ll also see some of the largest waterfalls imaginable, with Yosemite Falls reaching 735 meters in height. You’ll also have the opportunity to see some of the 400 different species of animals that live within the borders of the park. 


2. Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida – for the young at heart


Release your inner child and whisk yourself away to the magical kingdom of Walt Disney World in Orlando. There are four theme parks, covering about 40 square miles of land. If you want to explore everything, you should allow at least four days. Meet your favorite Disney Princesses, get a dose of adrenaline on the Tower of Terror, and visit the World Showcase to learn about global culture. 

The accommodation is an experience in itself, with villas like those at Solterra Resort. They offer themed rooms, private pools, and arcades and can fit entire families! 


3. Washington, D.C – for the history buffs


For those who are interested in American history, Washington, D.C, is the perfect destination and less than 4 hours away. It’s the nation’s capital and has some of the most beautiful and historic architecture in the entire country. With the plethora of museums in the city, you can come back time and time again and always learn something new. 

Your trip to D.C is guaranteed to be educational with something to suit all tastes. Some of the informative and fun museums in the city include the National Archives, National Museum of American History, National Postal Museum, and the International Spy Museum.

4. Sanibel Island, Florida – for the beach bums


You don’t get much beach time in NYC. For a relaxing, coastal escape, the beaches of Sanibel Island are calling. It’s been called the “Shelling Capital of the World,” and the kids can spend hours collecting shells while you lounge on the beach. There’s even a shell museum where you can learn everything there is to know about the over 250 different types that you can find here. 

The island is home to many different animals within the J.N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and you may even spot a crocodile. There are many beaches to choose from, each offering a refreshing retreat from city life. 


 5.  Nashville, Tennessee – for the music lovers 

The good old southern hospitality of Nashville, Tennessee, is a breath of fresh air on a break from NYC. The birthplace of country music has tons of famous music venues where you can check out live shows daily. The culture down south is much different from the north-east, making it a great spot to take the kids for a cultural experience.  

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