Just 90 minutes outside of NYC, Club Getaway overlooks a lake on 300 wide-open acres in Kent, Connecticut. Think the sleepaway camp your parents may or may not have sent you to as a kid, but built exclusively for adults looking to get away for the weekend. It's just removed enough to be a quick escape from your usual responsibilities and it's packed with enough outdoor activities, eating, and drinking to make you completely forget about work. And with Thrillist taking over the camp for the weekend, the dining options and activities will be particularly legit.
Along with all the summer camp activities -- hiking, boating, archery, dance parties, and more -- at the idyllic retreat, "Camp Thrillist" will feature professional chef-led grilling courses, mixology classes, themed dinners, and damn-good s'mores around the campfire, of course. And in true Thrillist style, there are also a few surprises in store.
Getting there by car is easy, especially from NYC. Take the Hutchinson River Pkwy N and I-684 N to NY-22 N. If you're coming from Boston, the camp is a three-hour drive via I-90 W and I-84. From New Jersey and Philly, take I-95 or the Garden State Parkway. Or, if you don't feel like driving, you can score a seat on the Getaway Bus for another $65. The bus departs NYC on Friday, August 17 at 5:40pm and returns on Sunday, August 19 around 6:30pm.