21. The Jersey Shore is vital to the life of any New Yorker, especially in the summer. At the very least, we wouldn’t have Bruce Springsteen without it. Unsure of which beach town is best for you? Consult our list.
22. Fire Island? Mmmm been there, done that. The Hamptons? Mmmm can’t afford that even a little bit. Instead, head to one of these underrated Long Island towns.
23. From “New York's Adventure Route” in the Catskills, to a backcountry adventure in Cooperstown, to a three-hour backroads quest for some of the best BBQ in the country, check out these essential upstate trips.
24. If you want New England beaches then Newport, RI is where it’s at. After paddling out at either Easton's Beach or Sachuest Town Beach (known locally as First and Second Beach), dry off at Flo's Clam Shack, explore Fort Adams State Park, visit the Tennis Hall of Fame, do the Cliff Mansion walk, and grab a burger at Mission.
25. Spend some Saturdays at Orange County, the state’s coolest new farm-to-bottle distillery, where you’ll find live music on weekends and a new farmers market. It specializes in producing award-winning bourbon, rye, and honey whiskey made from scratch.
26. The Adirondacks are great. They’re just...really far. For a quick weekend jaunt consider the Catskills.
27. Hit up that gorgeous piece of New Yorkery, the Finger Lakes. Take in the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail, sip wine and pick peaches at Fulkerson Winery, or get your craft brew on -- Climbing Bines on the Seneca Lake Loop beer trail offers ten tastings and frisbee golf.
28. Arguably you live in the best part about this state. That said, the rest of the Empire State is full of small towns that are loaded with great restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries, mountains, hiking trails, camping, and legendary music and sports venues.
29. Stay in a treehouse. The Hermit Thrust Treehouse in southern Vermont gives guests access to a fire pit, cooking area, hammocks, and an outdoor shower. Oh, and ummm, it’s a tree house.
30. Fulfill your fantasies of salty sea shanties and briny bivalves on this New England getaway. This fishing village has a blossoming arts scene and all the quaint New England charm that we definitely do not have in New York.