Last Minute Labor Day Weekend Getaways
via Timeout Magazine
In case you forgot, for a lot of us this weekend is a three-day holiday. Labor Day is the perfect excuse to travel. While the city has no shortage of fun things to do, sometimes you just need to take a breather from it all. Here are three options for some incredible weekend getaways that aren’t too far away. Perfect for the last minute Labor Day trips.
Cultural Excursion to the Hamptons
If you want to skip the beautiful white sands of Cooper Beach and East Hampton’s award-winning Main Beach for amazing cultural activities, check out the Pollock-Krasner House and Studio. Here, you can see where famed artists Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner spent their days in peaceful seclusion creating Modern art pieces, including some by Pollock that are still exemplified as the best of Abstract Expressionism. Be sure to check out the Picasso in Pollok exhibition in the Springs Hamlet of East Hampton, which examines Picasso’s significant influence on Pollock.
Wine Tasting in the Finger Lakes
Sure, Long Island has plenty of wineries, but in upstate New York you get a refreshing glass while appreciating the hills and blue lakes of this quiet region of the state. Sip some of the town’s best Riesling offerings while overlooking a lake from the Ravines Wine Cellars’ tasting room, or the green Adirondack chairs at Sheldrake Point Winery. While you’re in the area, designate a non-boozy day and take advantage of the canoeing and kayaking opportunities, or maybe take a Labor Day dip under a waterfall.
Escape fully to the Adirondack Wilderness
For a true breath of fresh air, ditch New York City for the simple life in upstate New York. After you spend a full day dedicated to the new Wild Walk, a system of wooden bridges that snakes through the Adirondack Park as a “High Line of the Forest,” which offers stunning views of the trees and wildlife, check out the area’s fun low-key events. Try out some of the area’s best wine at the Adirondack Winery Lake George Tasting Room in Lake George or Head to Fort Ticonderoga to explore its gardens, learn its history, and hike its Carillon Battlefield trail with views of Lake Champlain and Vermont’s Green Mountains.
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