SN Travel Guide: 3 Summer Escapes to Visit This Season

Summer is in full swing, and there's no better time to plan a getaway to soak in the season.

We're exploring 3 SN-approved destinations to visit this summer, all of which are driving distance from NYC. From a luxurious escape in the Berkshire mountains to a swoon-worthy seaside destination, discover our tried-and-true summer road trip destinations here.

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The Berkshires


Blantyre Country Estate: This supremely elegant Relais & Châteaux property is a Tudor-style mansion that was built in 1902. The estate features 110 acres of woodlands and beautiful lawns, and an entire destination dedicated to Champagne: the Dom Pérignon Salon.

​​Wheatleigh: A luxurious and historic property loved for its impeccably designed guest rooms and modern French restaurant.

Canyon Ranch Lenox: For the wellness-minded traveler looking for a self-care getaway, Canyon Ranch Lenox is your spot. You’ll find countless wellness activities and treatments available for guests.


Café Boulud at Blantyre: Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud’s Berkshire dining destination brings his signature high-end cuisine to the lush and luxurious estate.

Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar: Located in Lenox, this restaurant and wine bar offers Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and a detailed wine list that would impress any sommelier.

Barrington Brewery & Restaurant: This sustainably-minded brewery serves handcrafted and unfiltered beers, which are all brewed in their historic barns.


Admire the Berkshire Botanical Garden: This 24-acre garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in New England. They have over 3,000 species and varieties of plants.

Attend a Performance at Tanglewood: This outdoor music venue has an array of special events all summer long, many of which feature musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Discover upcoming events here.

Visit the MASS MoCA: The acclaimed contemporary art museum has both indoor and outdoor art venues, with a packed schedule of performing arts events to explore as well.

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Cape Cod


Chatham Bars Inn: This oceanfront resort and spa is known for its luxurious accommodations and charming cottages. And, it's located on 25 beautiful acres.

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club: Located on a picturesque pebble beach, this Cape Cod mainstay has an 18-hold golf course.

The Mansion at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club: This year-round resort offers guests an array of activities, from archery and golf to beach activities and boating adventures.


Patio American Grill: This is New England cuisine at its finest, complete with local and fresh-caught ingredients. The Patio is ideally situated in the center of Provincetown.

Saints and Strangers: A must-visit when cocktail hour strikes. Come for the innovative drinks, and stay for the delicious small plates featuring Mediterranean-inspired dishes.

Cuvee at the Chatham Inn: For a formal dining experience, Cuvee is your best bet. This Relais & Châteaux restaurant focuses on seasonal ingredients in an elegant setting.


Head to the Beach: Cape Cod is known for its beaches, so a beach trip is a must. Marconi Beach and Mayflower Beach are two of the most-loved destinations to spend a day in the sun.

Bike or Hike the Trails: The best way to experience the seaside landscape of Cape Cod is by biking or hiking. There are over 114 miles of pathways to follow across Cape Cod, taking you to the beach, past historic lighthouses, and through towns. Discover them here.

Go Whale Watching: Cape Cod is one of the top places for a whale watching adventure, so plan a boat trip while in town. Find an excursion here!

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Hudson Valley


The Roundhouse, Beacon: This historic property with luxuriously appointed rooms overlooks the picturesque falls of Fishkill Creek.

Eastwind Hotel & Bar: This boutique hotel located in the Catskill Mountains is a true escape, with cozy rooms, luxurious cabins, and a celebrated bar.

The Maker Hotel: Located in the heart of Hudson, The Maker Hotel is a sophisticated and sleek spot with an impressive bar and a roster of entirely unique guest rooms.


Phoenicia Diner: The Insta-famous diner delivers on seasonal, local ingredients and a delicious menu. It's a must-visit for breakfast or brunch!

Swoon Kitchenbar: A Hudson mainstay, Swoon has an extensive New American menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and an impressive wine list.

Bartlett House: This historic restaurant Ghent, New York is loved for its breakfast and lunch options. Don’t miss their bakery selection–their croissants, muffins, and doughnuts are heavenly.


Visit Storm King Art Center: This impressive 500-acre outdoor art museum is an immersive experience, with large-scale structures situated among the meadows and hills of the Hudson Valley landscape.

Go for a Hike: To fully embrace the gorgeous scenery of the Hudson Valley, plan a hike. There are an array of popular hiking routes in the area–get the scoop on the difficulty and length of specific trails here.

Head to Dia: Beacon: The Dia Art Foundation’s Hudson Valley outpost should be at the top of your to-do list. This summer, Dia: Beacon is running an amazing Imi Knoebel exhibition.

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