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Somewhere relaxing after busy New York?

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edgewater · 11/02/2020 16:45

I am thinking a 3 night cruise to the Caribbean but has anyone got a suggestion of somewhere else to go. Don’t want Orlando and actually would prefer not to fly to the other destination. Thanks.

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HulksPurplePanties · 11/02/2020 16:47

From New York? Halifax, Nova Scotia

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HulksPurplePanties · 11/02/2020 17:06

It's a day drive. Same temperature. Beautiful landscape & friendly people. You will not regret. And you can fly back to most airports in the UK from there.

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edgewater · 11/02/2020 19:31

Thank you. Will definitely look.

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PARunnerGirl · 11/02/2020 19:35

You can get high-end/ luxury in the Hamptons and might get a bit more for your money than a cruise. It depends what you like to do but if you like cute towns, vineyards, lovely restaurants then this would be good. I like the NYC/ Hamptons combination.

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AttilaTheMeerkat · 12/02/2020 08:31

Nova Scotia is about 800 miles distant from NYC and you would also need an eTA (electronic travel authorisation) to enter Canada.

I would have a look at visiting some of the towns on Long Island as well; the outer reaches of Long Island are very nice to see. Train services operate via the LIRR out to Long Island.

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Gr3yCl3y · 12/02/2020 19:04

Cape Cod?

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mummymeister · 13/02/2020 10:43

Boston - fantastic city or anywhere in New England really depending on the time of year.

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Gr3yCl3y · 13/02/2020 14:10

Boston is a bit of a let down after NYC and not that relaxing.

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LizziesTwin · 13/02/2020 14:12

Cruise to Bermuda? Not too far and lovely beaches. It’s a round trip 6 day cruise I think.

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LizziesTwin · 13/02/2020 14:13

The Hamptons is INCREDIBLY expensive.

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Sidge · 13/02/2020 14:28

Key West? You’d need to fly though unless you fancy a long drive.

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Belindabelle · 13/02/2020 20:00

Cape Cod or up to Maine. We stayed at Kennebunkport and Camden. I think you can get the train if you don’t want to drive. The Hamptons would be a similar vibe and closer to NYC. Also take a look at Rhode Island.

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99victoria · 13/02/2020 22:54

You can get a train to Boston from New York (about 4 hours) then take a boat to Provincetown, Cape Cod. Very relaxing, friendly, pretty place to stay. We spent 2.5 days there last year

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thefemaleJoshLyman · 14/02/2020 19:26

We went to Boston and Cape Cod after NY. Cape Cod was really relaxing. We got the train to Boston and hired a car.

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Ilikewinter · 14/02/2020 19:29

We did 7 night cruise to Bermuda with NCL, fantastic holiday, as relaxing as you want it to be.

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Gr3yCl3y · 15/02/2020 05:34

We did Cape Cod after NYC. Loved it and v relaxing. Think I’d go for Chatham/ Brewster area though as quicker to get to from NYC if driving. Wouldn’t bother with Boston as you haven’t got much time. I’d just get to the Cape.

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Chemenger · 15/02/2020 08:35

I love Halifax, but it’s a very long way from New York. A 13 hour drive.

I would recommend going up the Hudson River valley then over to the Catskills.

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