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Beyond NYC Vacation Destinations

Beyond NYC Vacation Destinations
Beyond NYC Vacation Destinations

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Need a vacation from your vacation? Manhattan is an island with an abundance of bridges and tunnels leading the way to vacation spots ranging from cabins in the country, to a beachy holiday in the Hamptons.

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Bear Mountain State Park
  • Bear Mountain State Park
  • If you're the outdoorsy type, check out Bear Mountain State Park, roughly 45 miles north of New York City. This spectacular mountain was almost the relocation site of notorious Sing Sing Prison, until New York State purchased the land in 1909.
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Fire Island
  • Fire Island
  • New York isn't usually synonymous with miles of white, sandy beaches, sparkling blue water, and once-in-a-lifetime sunsets. But just a few miles southeast of the Big Apple, visitors can find a place that's just as majestic and isolated as a Caribbean island, minus the palm trees.
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Jones Beach
  • Jones Beach
  • Stock the cooler, grab the umbrella, pack those beach necessities and head to Jones Beach State Park, one of New York's most famous playgrounds. Since its opening in 1929, the 6.5-mile soft, sandy shoreline has served as an aquatic oasis for millions of beach goers.
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Long Beach Island
  • Long Beach Island
  • Located along the Atlantic coast of Ocean City, New Jersey, the white sandy beaches, historic lighthouse, and old-fashioned carousel of Long Beach Island epitomize summer for many New York and New Jersey residents.
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  • Montauk
  • Known simply as "The End" by Long Islanders, Montauk's nickname isn't just a local inside joke. In fact, it is the most eastern point of Long Island's south fork.
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The Hamptons
  • The Hamptons
  • Posh neighborhoods, lavish beach homes, and P-Diddy. These are just a few ingredients that comprise the upscale seaside area known as the Hamptons. Associated with decadence, wealth, and celebrity sightings, the swanky Hamptons act as an East Coast counterpart to Southern California's Malibu.
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