It’s officially late winter (thank goodness!), and across the country, cabin fever is in full swing. The worst of the winter weather seems to be over, but spring still seems so far away. That being said, you’re probably getting restless and ready for a little trip, especially if you didn’t do any holiday traveling. We suggest booking a late winter weekend getaway and a New York luxury car rental while all the off-season prices are still in effect.
If you book within the next month, you’ll find that there are still plenty of deals to be had. Look up New York luxury car rental specials for the most affordable deal on renting a vehicle for your getaway. You may even score a deal on a New York luxury car rental, which would make your trip even better.
Need some ideas for beautiful, fun, relaxing and affordable destinations? Each of these four spots is a fairly short drive from the city and offers all of those things and more.
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Delaware’s most visited city is crowded in the summer, but you’ll find late winter much more welcoming for the cheaper hotel rates and fewer people. The charming boardwalk, white sandy beaches, and amazing sunsets make it a classic spot.
Strolling the beach and boardwalk is free, and it’s also highly recommended. Rehoboth Beach’s boardwalk was voted one of America’s “10 Great Coastal Beach Boardwalks” by Coastal Living magazine. The boardwalk is a backdrop for events and festivals throughout the year, so you never know what you might see.
The Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center has rooms available for as little as $88 per night. Though, you can stay at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel for $150 and be right in the heart of the action. Don’t miss the delicious and affordable seafood served at the Big Fish Grill! Here, the Big Seafood of the Day served with clams, scallops, and mussels over linguine in a homemade lobster sauce costs just $19.95.
If charming little lobster shacks and an island-studded shoreline are more your style, make the six hour drive from New York City to Georgetown for a relaxing weekend away. You can charter a boat to Seguin Island Lighthouse for $30 per person, or explore the beautiful Reid State Park.
Right now the gorgeous four-star Captain Daniel Stone Inn is available for just $123 online. This includes a complimentary breakfast and a host of amenities such as WiFi and an onsite hot tub. Furthermore, there’s also a hotel restaurant, so if you don’t want to leave your bed, you can order room service.
The four hour drive from New York to Alexandria is very pleasant. However, you’ll be even more charmed once you arrive. Between the beautifully preserved historic district of boutiques and restaurants to George Washington’s plantation in Mount Vernon, you may not want leave – even to make the short drive to see Washington, DC!
Even in the off season, Alexandria is a popular place to visit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find deals on hotels. The Westin Alexandria, a four star hotel, is priced as low as $102. Moreover, you can stay at the Sheraton Suites in Old Town Alexandria for $98. Equally important, is the food. Sweet Fire Donna’s BBQ will fill your belly with warm Southern cooking for around $13, and the Balkan Grill is a little Mediterranean spot with delicious food at low prices.
Don’t pass up the chance to have a coffee and pastries at Grounded Coffee Shop, which is the perfect place to curl up with a good book and a hot beverage on a cold, rainy day.
Montauk, New York
While it seems nearly every New Yorker visits Montauk in the summer, you’ll find it an especially pleasant place in late February and early March. The cold weather keeps the crowds away, but the beaches and hot spots are just as stunning. Enjoy the Montauk Point Lighthouse, Hither Hills State Park, and the shops on Gosman’s Dock. During this season you can avoid feeling rushed by your fellow harried travelers.
Imagine staying right on the beach in Montauk for under $200 per night. In the off-season, it’s possible! Right now the comfortable, pleasant Born Free Suites by the Sea are renting for a mere $140 per night. Better yet, most come equipped with kitchenettes so you can cook your meals on the spot. But if you prefer to go out, the Clam and Chowder House at Salivars Dock serves $6 bowls of homemade clam chowder and entrees in the $20 range. They also have a covered outdoor bar so you can enjoy the view in any season.
Enjoy your trip!
Action can help make your trip more pleasant. It’s important to reserve your New York luxury car rental early to ensure you can getaway in style.