For a weekend escape from NYC, head north to New Paltz. Start your day at Stony Kills waterfall, a winter wonderland at this time of the year, and a swimming hole in the warmer months.
Next, head down to the town center for lunch — made from locally-sourced ingredients of course — at Village Tea Room. We recommend ordering the touissant, and for dessert, the honey bee cake.
Mosey around Main Street for some shopping — two of our favorite spots are the Inquiring Minds Bookstore and the Hudson Valley Goldsmith, the latter of which you can meet the artists behind many of the pieces displayed.
Before you leave, make sure to stop by Minnewaska State Park for sweeping views of the area.