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Old 05-07-2017, 10:04 PM
 
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What area do you think is best for weekend trips?

Boston has Maine (York, Camden, Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport), lakes of NH (so so to me, NH is rednecky), the north shore (rockport, gloucester, beverly, etc.), Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Newport R.I., the Berkshires, Vermont.

NYC has Hamptons, Fire Island, Shelter Island, New Paltz area, Adirondacks, Poconos, Amish country.

Boston seems to have a unique amount, though obviously neither region can match San Francisco's (monterey, big sur, tahoe, yosemite, napa, stinson, death valley)
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:21 AM
 
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There's also the Catskills and Hudson Valley(towns) for NYC as well.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:42 AM
 
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There's also the Catskills and Hudson Valley(towns) for NYC as well.
Along with Asbury Park, Long Beach Island, Atlantic City, Delaware Water Gap and Philadelphia.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:53 AM
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Also the White Mountain for Boston
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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Philadelphia rivals both, yet isn't included. Probably because the OP doesn't think it does.
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:05 PM
 
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I consider them fairly evenly matched. My bias is towards NY, but if you enjoy the outdoors, mountains and sea, as well as quaint rural hinterlands, you can't go wrong with either. And they are close enough together that nothing that one has over the other is completely out of the question for a long weekend.

And Phila. is really well located as well, especially with its proximity to the central Appalachians, D.C. and the shores of both NJ and the South.
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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Having lived in both places (well, an hour from Boston), I have to go with Boston here. The variety and quality of weekend getaways is actually one of my favorite things about living in New England.

The premise of the question is a little wonky, though. There's a significant amount of overlap here. People in New York City can get to Newport, which is on the Boston list, faster than they can get to the Adirondacks -- so why is Newport only a Boston option?

I'm also not sure San Francisco is ahead of either of them.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:53 PM
 
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Along with Asbury Park, Long Beach Island, Atlantic City, Delaware Water Gap and Philadelphia.
Even Cape May is not that far. Its like a 3 hour drive from NYC.


As someone else mentioned, most of the areas south of Boston, and even Vermont, are also accessible from NYC.


Imo Philly beats both, since its much more centrally located in the Boswash, but I'd say NYC > Boston here, just because its closer to Philly, so slightly more centrally located than Boston.
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:10 PM
 
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Even Cape May is not that far. Its like a 3 hour drive from NYC.


As someone else mentioned, most of the areas south of Boston, and even Vermont, are also accessible from NYC.


Imo Philly beats both, since its much more centrally located in the Boswash, but I'd say NYC > Boston here, just because its closer to Philly, so slightly more centrally located than Boston.

What roadtrips from philly are you thinking of?
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:14 PM
 
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Having lived in both places (well, an hour from Boston), I have to go with Boston here. The variety and quality of weekend getaways is actually one of my favorite things about living in New England.

The premise of the question is a little wonky, though. There's a significant amount of overlap here. People in New York City can get to Newport, which is on the Boston list, faster than they can get to the Adirondacks -- so why is Newport only a Boston option?

I'm also not sure San Francisco is ahead of either of them.
SF has Lake Tahoe, which is often regarded as the best ski destination in the world.

Napa, America's top wine country

Pebble Beach, the world's top golf destination

Yosemite, the world mecca of rock-climbing

Death Valley, the hottest place in the world, fwiw

Big Sur, Mt Tamalpais, Mt Diablo, Hills around Silicon Valley, Stinson Beach, Mendocino, Humboldt, Redwood Forest, Sequiao National Park.

That's unbeatable.
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