Wonderful Winter Escapes from New York City

Boy do I love the city! I love New York so much! But during the winter, I can’t wait to escape. Trapped indoors and inside our tiny apartment with no reprieve is not my idea of a good time! Especially now that we have a baby. So, I compiled a list for Forbes of my favorite weekend getaways from New York City that are nearby and don’t require going to an airport. These weekend getaways from NYC can have you relaxing in no time and without the hassle and headache of an airport–not to mention the delays.

Just check out this gorgeous garden at my top pick, Glenmere Mansion. Truly one of my favorite places I have ever visited. So luxurious and restorative. I can’t wait to check it out in the summer.

Check out my full article on Forbes about best nearby winter getaways. You can thank me later!

Here, I just wanted to take a little time to share some personal thoughts about a few destinations I listed.

First on the list was Glenmere Mansion, this is the quintessential luxury mansion. The grounds are gorgeous. They really marry old, classic decor with modern amenities. And the food was incredible. You know my taste, even though I love the elegant dining room (especially the breakfast), the tavern was out of this world. I always enjoy casual fine dining. The General Tso’s cauliflower was to die for! As was the fried chicken sandwich. I would go back just for that. Probably one of the best meals I have ever had. I kid you not.

The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs was amazing too. I had the pleasure to recently visit. While I loved all the meals, the one that truly stood out was at Salt and Char, a steakhouse renowned by Bobby Flay. I had no idea what I was in for but it was truly a delight. The rooms at the hotel were also awesome and very modern while retaining the old-fashioned details that make it so special.

Next, Canyon Ranch is such a special place. Whatever you do–don’t miss the lectures with the brilliant medical staff. Keep an open mind! And don’t miss dinner at the CafĂ©. The experience is so much fun there. The waitstaff there is so sweet and really make it a personal experience. And the small plates are NYC restaurant quality! We even heard a rumor that they want to bring their delicious and nutritious dining to other cities. Stay tuned on that!

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