Pack Your Bags: 5 Fall Getaways Under $200 Round-Trip
Because you can’t go apple picking every weekend
There’s no disputing that fall in New York is a sweater-clad, apple-cider-scented paradise. But this season also happens to be one of the best times to nab a cheap flight out of town. Here, five ideas for an autumn getaway—all within three hours of NYC.
Portland, ME (1 hour, 15 minutes from NYC)
For less than the price of your Uber to the airport—we spotted round-trip flights for $40—you can escape to one of the country’s most underrated cities, which boasts picturesque lighthouses, fall foliage galore and a top-notch restaurant scene. (We dream about the fries at Duckfat.)
Montreal, Canada (90 minutes from NYC)
Head across the border to stroll cobblestone streets, feast on incredible pastries and practice your French before the city descends into its notoriously freezing winter. (Which, coincidentally, makes it a great place to shop for a chic cold-weather coat.)
Cape Cod, MA (1 hour from NYC)
Much like the Hamptons, this New England destination is mobbed (aka expensive) during the summer. But if you ask us, October weather is ideal for a seaside bike ride and Wellfleet oysters straight from the source.
Savannah, GA (2 hours, 15 minutes from NYC)
The charming architecture, rib-sticking Southern eats and thriving art scene make it a destination year-round, but we’re especially stoked to take a pre-Halloween ghost tour in one of the most haunted cities in America. There’s something inherently spooky about all that Spanish moss…
Charleston, SC (2 hours from NYC)
What’s that? You’re not ready to let go of summer just yet? We got you: Charleston temps stay balmy well into November—and last we checked, there were flights for about $100. (Oh, and we’ve got plenty of tips on what to eat, see and do.)