Business in NYC can be fast-paced and very stressful. So, how do you get away from it all when you need a break?
One of the easiest, most cost-efficient ways to ensure that your “break from business in NYC” is stress-free is to plan an easy day trip. Book a chauffeured limousine to remove the pressures of navigating and parking, and head off to one of the amazing destinations we’ve listed below. You’ll get to experience the Big Apple and leave the pressures of business behind.
This legendary town was the centerpiece of an eerie American tale by Washington Irving and continues to attract thousands of visitors every year. Even into the 21st Century, Sleepy Hollow has retained the bucolic and peaceful setting that made it such a timeless backdrop for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow nearly 300 years ago. A visit during autumn is especially appropriate, with the gorgeous New York foliage especially visible in the quiet village.
The Mark Twain House and Museum
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut
Mark Twain, the pseudonym of American writer Samuel Clemens, is perhaps one of the most recognizable faces in American history. His home in Hartford, Connecticut continues to hold its appeal to this day, as it features architecture carefully culled by Clemens’s wife Livy. Admission to the Mark Twain House and Museum is by guided tour, featuring a tour guide with extensive knowledge about the history of the house and of Samuel Clemens’s life and writings.
Fort Tryon Park
New York, NY
From its zenith in 1917 to its storied history, Fort Tryon Park has remained one of the most beautiful places in the city, and a day trip to Manhattan to experience its beauty could yield you a plethora of great experiences. The park’s gardens and grounds offer beautiful backdrops for picnics, sports and family time. The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, houses nearly 5,000 medieval works in a reconstructed monastery. There’s plenty to see and do without spending a fortune at Fort Tryon Park.
Merchant’s House Museum
29 E. 4th Street, New York, NY
Considered by many to be one of the finest surviving examples of architecture from its period, the Merchant House was constructed in 1832 and features a lovely Federalist brick exterior with touches of Greek revival in its interior. It holds a spot on the short list of National Historic Landmarks and its interior rooms, many of which you will see during your tour, continue to hold original furniture from the Tredwell family who purchased the house in 1835 and continued to live there for nearly 100 years. The family gardens are also available for visitors to the house, all for the small price of admission.
Planning a “break from business” can be an easy endeavor if you know where to start. Procure car service to ensure that your commute around the city or its outlying areas is effortless and causes no additional stress. After you’ve booked your car, you can decide which destination in the area is most interesting to you.
Image by By William Hart (http://archive.org/details/legendofsleepyho05irvi) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons