Get Out of Town
We get it. Sometimes you need to gtfo. If you feel like you’ve done it all, or you just need to get out of NYC, we have a few trip ideas that are far enough from the big apple to feel like an escape, but still close enough to the city that you don’t need an airplane. And if your travels inspire you to take residence outside of the city, we can help outfit your dwelling with the perfect Superfine! art for these locations as well.
The art community in Hudson has always been thriving and more Manhattanites are making the pilgrimage to set up residence (either permanent or second homes) every year. Known as upstate’s downtown, Hudson has incredibly quaint shops, cafes, markets, and restaurants. Remember Mexican Radio, that tasty restaurant in Soho that closed? It’s still in Hudson. Grab a coffee at Olde Hudson specialty foods market and hit up happy hour at ÖR Gallery and Tavern. There is also a really strong LGBTQIA+ community here.
The eclecticism of Hudson pairs perfectly with this Refreshing piece by Joseph Meloy.
Each area of The Hamptons could have its own article, let alone its own paragraph in this blog. Essentially, Southampton, Sag Harbor, East Hampton, Amagansett, and Montauk are the areas people tend to visit the most. A few good eats include Moby’s in East Hampton, Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, and The Crow’s Nest in Montauk. Let’s not get started on hotels, but you’ll probably end up hanging out at The Surf Lodge at some point as well.
Add this “Summer Love” piece by Annika Connor to your Hamptons summer home.
Only an hour away from the city, The Rockaways are a great place to take a last-minute beach trip. You can get there by car, subway, or for an extra treat: board the NYC Ferry at Wall Street / Pier 11, and sip $6 rosé on tap in the recently renovated boats, which also include electrical outlets and wifi. No visit to The Rockaways is complete without a stop at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club for yummy fish tacos and other taqueria treats.
Let the beachy and creative vibes of Justin Yoon adorn your Rockaways beach house.
Cold Spring village is Main Street USA boutique charm at its finest. Find a morning hike to tackle on one of the area’s many moderate trails and then have lunch at Hudson Hil's. Don’t miss Cold Spring Apothecary for some of the best smelling vanilla bean hand lotion you’ll ever experience, and take a visit to the cabin-chic Cold Spring General Store. Also nearby is Storm King Art Center, one of the largest collections of outdoor sculptures in the United States.
Bring an electric bit of Cold Spring nature indoors with James Miille’s Electrostatic.
Once the stuff of 1960’s Mrs. Maisel-style legend, The Catskills have increasingly been making a comeback, and with good reason: it’s beautiful. Get your Instagram pictures at Phoenicia Diner and stay at Scribners Catskill Lodge. There isn’t a bad time to visit the area, but autumn is extra special with some pretty spectacular fall colors to see.
Display your inner Catskills mountain-hippie with this Grateful Dead-inspired piece by Taylor Chapin.
In no particular order: shop the main street in Greenwich, visit the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, eat at the actual Mystic Pizza in Mystic, and gamble at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos. Connecticut is closer than you think and there are many strikingly beautiful areas to visit. With frequent trains from Grand Central Terminal, most parts of the state are a very convenient for a day trip.
You’ll never have to leave the city with this unique NYC Skyline piece by Miguel Pérez Lem hanging in your Connecticut home.