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12 small towns near NYC to visit right now

Plan a day (or weekend) trip to one of these charming destinations, all of which are just a stone's throw from New York City.

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The best NYC-area day trips for architecture lovers

Some of the best architecture in the area can be found outside of New York City

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16 small towns near NYC you need to visit right now

Thanks to our fair city's location—close to New England, the Jersey Shore, Long Island's beaches, and the lovely towns along the Hudson River upstate—there's a bevy of charming towns you can visit the next time you need a break from NYC.

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6 NYC-area winter day trips you can get to without a car

Escape New York City at one of these winter-friendly sites outside of the city

A hidden museum on the UWS celebrates a famed Russian artist

Nicholas Roerich's work is well-represented in museums in Moscow and St. Petersburg, but the best place to see his art in the United States isn’t in a museum; it’s in a three-story Upper West Side townhouse.

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Spend Bastille Day at these NYC spots celebrating French culture

There’s much more to the America/France connection than just an appreciation for a good Beaujolais. This Bastille Day, look for these pockets of French culture and history throughout New York City.

Inside Edgar Allan Poe's Final Home in the Bronx

Did you know that one of America's greatest literary heroes—Edgar Allan Poe—wrote some of his finest work in a small, unassuming house in the Bronx? If not, learn about the Poe Cottage, a small museum dedicated to the author in the Bronx.

Inside a Hidden New York City Museum Devoted to Graphic Design