Hey there, former Bostonians! Welcome to the Big Apple! As you’re settling into your new life in New York City, you may find yourself missing some of the charm and tranquility of your beloved Beantown. But fear not, fellow East Coasters! We’ve got you covered with weekend getaways that’ll make you feel right at home while showcasing the best the East Coast has to offer. So, pack your bags and get ready for an adventure, as we embark on a journey of a lifetime (or just a weekend, really)!
The Cape Cod Connection: A Taste of New England
A mere four-hour drive from NYC, Cape Cod is the perfect weekend destination to reconnect with your New England roots. With its picturesque beaches, quaint fishing villages, and delicious seafood, you’ll feel like you’ve never left Boston. Be sure to visit Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket for that extra dose of New England charm. Oh, and don’t forget to indulge in a classic lobster roll – after all, you can take the Bostonian out of Boston, but you can’t take the Boston out of the Bostonian!
Philly Phun: History and Cheesesteaks
Looking for a dose of American history and mouth-watering eats? Then look no further than Philadelphia, just a two-hour train ride from NYC! Visit the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the famous “Rocky Steps” for a trip down memory lane. And while you’re there, don’t miss out on an authentic Philly cheesesteak. Sure, it’s not clam chowder, but it’s a taste sensation that’ll have you saying, “Boston who?
The Mystic Whispers: A Seaside Escape
Nestled halfway between NYC and Boston, Mystic, Connecticut, is an idyllic seaside town that will remind you of your favorite New England spots. Stroll through the historic downtown, visit the Mystic Seaport Museum, and take a boat tour of the Mystic River. End your day with a hearty bowl of clam chowder at Mystic’s iconic seafood restaurant, S&P Oyster Company, and feel right at home.
The Newport Adventure: Mansions and Sailboats
Just a three-hour drive from NYC, Newport, Rhode Island, is a picturesque coastal retreat boasting Gilded Age mansions, rocky cliffs, and sailing excursions. Tour the extravagant mansions along the Cliff Walk, reminiscent of the grandeur of Fifth Avenue but with an unmistakable New England touch. For a nautical adventure, hop aboard a sailboat and experience the salty sea breeze as you explore Newport’s stunning harbor.
Washington D.C.: Monuments, Museums, and More
Just over four hours from NYC, you can find yourself in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Home to iconic monuments and world-class museums, this city is perfect for those looking to get their fill of history and culture. Plus, we hear they’ve got a famous resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—maybe you’ll catch a glimpse!
Moving from Boston to New York can be quite the transition, but with these weekend getaways showcasing the best of the East Coast, you’ll never feel too far from your Beantown roots. So, whether you’re craving a classic New England experience or looking to explore new horizons, these destinations have something for every former Bostonian. Now get out there and make the most of your new life in the Big Apple – and remember, you can always come back for a visit!