Summer is almost here. As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, you may be looking to plan some weekend getaways in the coming months. While it’s always fun to book a plane ticket to far off places, sometimes it’s nice to be able to plan a last-minute trip, hop in your car, and arrive at your destination all within a couple of hours. Luckily, there are plenty of places to explore both in New Jersey and its neighboring states.
In the Hoboken Girl Insiders’ Facebook Group recently, HG readers answered the call when a fellow Hoboken local asked for recommendations for weekend getaways within driving distance of the Mile Square. Shortly after asking for help, the post was swarmed with a ton of great suggestions. We rounded up all the recommendations for weekend vacations that are just a short drive away. Read on for the best weekend getaways within driving distance, according to Hoboken locals.
Weekend Getaways Within Driving Distance of Hoboken:
Cape May, New Jersey
Block Island, Rhode Island
Ithaca, New York
New Paltz, New York
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Finger Lakes Region, New York
Lake George, New York
Watkins Glen, New York
Newport, Rhode Island
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Cold Spring, NY
Providence, Rhode Island
Team HG also loves to hit the road for weekend escapes. Whenever we’re able to visit new places, we love sharing them with our readers. From booking a stay at Cape May’s Congress Hall, the oldest Victorian beach resort still in operation in the United States, to following a DC’s native guide to exploring the capital city, Hoboken Girl has plenty of travel guides to check out.
If you aren’t able to get away for a whole weekend, there are options for day trips in the North Jersey area as well that are just as fun as overnight stays down the shore or out-of-state. Some of our favorite things to do include exploring other towns in the area, enjoying the many public gardens in New Jersey, or visiting a local museum.
No matter what your summer plans are, there are definitely a lot of options for making memories. Whether you take a road trip up to Salem, Massachusetts to explore your witchy side or head down to the Jersey Shore to enjoy the beaches you know and love, you’ll be happy you took the time to get away for a little while.