It’s that time of the year when the holidays and their excitement are already in the distant past, the cold is starting to get to us and spring can’t come soon enough so we can get out and do things again—whatever these elusive things are! But why wait for a new season to get going on the fun? Get away from New York and get active—or inactive, if that’s your deal. Either way, here are five getaway ideas to get you out of the winter slump:
Cancun is just a four-hour direct flight, making it an easy jaunt from New York. From there you can either stay at one of the resorts or—if like us you’re not into that scene—make your way to the laid back Isla Mujeres or Isla Holbox, or rent a car and head south to Tulum where you can stop en route in several little towns and eat, swim, and take in the culture.
A weekend in the mountains up north—where you can ski, snowboard, hike or just walk around the little villages—will feel like a world away. Here you can find a list of other activities to keep you busy for a long weekend.
Head on over to the valley and spend a romantic weekend in an inn drinking wine, playing games and catching up on that book that’s been sitting on your nightstand. Enjoy the scenic views of the river and stay at Buttermilk Falls in Milton, New York, or find another place that suits your taste and budget.
Wake up in the cold of New York and have lunch under the Miami sun at noon—that’s how easy it is to make it down there. Three days breathing salty ocean air will bring you back to the city, recharged, happy and ready to get back to the grind.
If you’re looking for a party, shows, a chance to gamble your money away and just a place that’s buzzing with activity, Las Vegas might just be your cup of tea (or is it booze?). Either way, trips to Vegas could be fun and inexpensive and if you’re not into the noise of Nevada’s hedonistic capital, rent a car and head on over to the Grand Canyon or the Hoover Dam.