Day Trips

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Cultural Arts Center in historic buildings

Snug Harbor

$5 Adults, $4 Students/Seniors, Free for Children Under 12

1000 Richmond Terrace

Staten Island, NY

Wednesday-Sunday 12PM-5PM

newhouse@snug-harbor.org

(717)425-3524

Home of 26 historical buildings, nine botanical gardens, a two-acre urban farm and 10 acres of wetland, Snug harbor is known as a place where history, architecture, visual arts, theatre, dance, music and environment come together to create a something enjoyable for all ages. Be sure to check the website for a full listing of upcoming events.

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Upstate Gourmet Farm to Table

Blue Hill at Stone Farms

Prices Vary

630 Bedford Road

Pocantico Hills, New York 10591

Wednesday-Saturday 5PM-10AM

Sunday 1:00 PM-10PM

(914) 366-9600

Reservations are a must at Blue Hill. Attire is elegant, jackets required for men and shorts are not permitted. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, as well as private dining for up to 14. Dining for special events accommodates 40-260 guests. There is not a children’s menu.

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Whitewater Rafting

Beaverbrook Outfitters

$85/Per Person

711 Peaceful Valley Road

North Creek, New York 12853

1-888-454-8433

Enjoy a scenic, full-day trip along 17 miles of class III-IV rapids through the heart of the Adirondack Park. Price includes: wetsuit, swim booties, lunch and dinner. For every party of eight, one person is free. Beaverbrook advises all parties to call ahead and book your trip in advance because their tours fill up very quickly once the nice weather hits.

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Zipline Canopy Tours

Hunter Mountain

$89-$119 per person

64 Klein Ave &23a

Hunter, New York 12442

Monday-Friday

info@zipsny.com

(518) 263-4388

Beginning with a chairlift ride, experience the longest, fastest zip line tour in North America, or simply enjoy the scenic Catskills from 60 feet above ground walking the canopy. Safety and training classes provided before take off. This is a great family trip since kids of all ages will have a fun adventure flying over Hunter Mountain.

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Whiskey Tasting and Distillery Tours

Hudson Whisky Distillery

14 Grismill Ln

Gardiner, New York 12525

Thursday-Monday 11-6PM

Sunday 12-6PM

Info@wgrantusa.com

(845) 633-8734

From grain to glass, enjoy the handcrafted spirits Hudson Distillery has to offer. Considered the best distillery in 2010 by both the American Distilling Institute and Food and Wine Magazine, Hudson was founded by New Yorkers who take great pride in collaborating with local upstate farmers to create full-bodied whiskeys while leaving a smaller footprint on the environment. Make sure to plan your driving arrangements ahead of time since there are so many delicious whiskeys to taste!

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SoHo Meets Rustic Flea Market

The Graham & Co. Phoenicia Flea

Free

The Graham & Co. Hotel

80 Route 214 Phoenicia, NY

July 26

12PM – 8PM

www.thegrahamandco.com/flea

(845) 688 7871

Head north and visit the glamorous Graham & Co. Hotel’s first annual flea market. The hotel has gathered an impressive group of Catskills, Hudson Valley, and NYC artisans to celebrate small business and local trade at their Phoenicia Flea Market. You will find handcrafted jewelry, one-of-a-kind artwork, fresh food and drinks. If you’re looking to make it a weekend, you can reserve one of their beautiful rooms, and take a swim in their fresh water pool.

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Oysters and Horse Racing

Saratoga Race Track

Free Admission

267 Union Avenue

Saratoga Springs, NY

July 18 – September 2

www.saratogaracetrack.com

(518) 584 6200

Take a quick two-hour drive up Interstate 87 to the racetrack in Saratoga Springs. You can get lunch and shop along Broadway in the charming downtown before heading to the track. After this season’s opening ceremony on July 18th, you can catch a race every day except Tuesdays. Visit their website at www.saratogaracetrack.com for a full schedule of the races this summer.

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Skydiving Adventures Close to NYC

Skydive the Ranch

Prices Vary

55 Sandhill Road

Gardiner, New York 12525

7 Days a week (weather permitted) 8AM to sunset

Skydivetheranch@gmail.com

(845) 255-4033

Certified USPA drop zone for over 30 years. Offering experiences for first-time jumpers, experienced jumpers, as well as licensing classes. Enjoy the views of the stunning Shawangunk Mountains from 13,500 feet with the highly trained professionals at the Skydive Ranch. If jumping out of the sky is too much for you, you can grab a drink at their drop zone bar while your friends get ready to fly.

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Large-Scale Outdoor Exhibitions

Socrotes Sculpture Park

Free

32-01 Vernon Blvd @ Broadway

Long Island City, Queens

Open Everyday

10AM – Sunset

www.socratessculpturepark.org

On a weekend you don’t have the time or energy for a long distance trip, the Socrotes Sculpture Park is a great alternative. Founded in 1986, the sculpture park was created to provide artists the opportunity to create large-scale sculpture and multimedia installations. You can walk through any of their four current exhibitions; featuring the artists Meschac Gaba, Austin + Merigold, Zilvinas Kempinas, and Pawel Althamer.

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