Top 15 Destinations Where the New Yorkers Are Travelling This 2016

Starting Memorial Day, we New Yorkers are on the quest for places to visit, until Labor Day, to gorge on the dwindling summers before the cold holiday season summons. And no we can’t wait till Thanksgiving for another vacay! It’s a big world out there, and so for you, we’ve narrowed it down! From ancient temples to crystalline waters, devour this list to know where do New Yorkers travel this 2016!

1. Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

  

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Kicking the list off with crystalline waters, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ is perfect for some family-friendly beachside fun! The expansive beach is kept crystal clean and the Boardwalk is great for kids of all ages with dozens of rides and games and some of the most competitive miniature golf plus you cannot possibly miss the Jenkinson’s Aquarium. Post a super agile time at the beach, indulge in the wide variety of waffles and ice cream, sausage and peppers, popcorn and cotton candy, apart from these there are numerous other dining opportunities, from on-the-go to full-service.
 
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2. Coral Bay, St. John

Visit these Virgin Islands, before the rampant development, begins here. Enjoy quiet corners throughout the bay, for the much-needed solace. Maintaining a good balance of tranquility and the more happening things like parties. Amongst the many town’s attractions are the monthly full-moon parties at Miss Lucy’s, and a Thanksgiving "Thankspigging” potluck pig roast hosted by the community at Skinny Legs, where the eating often swells into a singalong! But this quiet community may soon change owing to urbanization. Moral - you got to visit ASAP!
 

3. Chatham, NY

  

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Nothing beats the heat better than a good ol' swimming hole! Jump from cliffs, watch waterfalls gushing at the Chatham trails. Satiate your thirst after the trek, by fresh brewed local beer from the Chatham Brewing’s fine selection of beers, brewed in the British tradition using the finest hops and malts available! Custom and signature brews available for special events and restaurants, besides growlers and kegs, that are available at the brewery, where you could also see the process if you stop by most Saturdays.

4. Oak Bluffs, MA

Oak Bluffs has something for everyone - swim, boat, fish, golf tennis, arcades, bike, skate, or parasail. Oak Bluffs certainly is the best place to explore at the Martha’s Vineyard. This is a quaint place to just have a nice time and engage in some fun activities with your loved ones. Oak Bluffs also has various weekends schedules throughout the week, check them out before you plan your trip from New York.
 

5. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

  

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With a fun history that goes, Theodore Roosevelt, a skinny, young, spectacled dude from New York who came to Dakota Territory to hunt bison in 1883, he could not have imagined how his adventure in this remote and unfamiliar place would forever alter the course of the nation! Today this rugged landscape and strenuous life that TR experienced here has helped shape a conservation policy that we still benefit from. Visit the Maltese Cross Cabin, take a journey through the badlands, sleep in the great outdoors and experience the wild side with your family and friends!

6. Mexico City, Mexico

The sun in the Mexican solar system, cosmopolitan and cultured, Mexico City is cleaning up its much-maligned act, and how! With revamped public spaces springing back to life, an exploding culinary scene, and a flourishing cultural renaissance, this place is certainly where New Yorkers are traveling this 2016. The capital’s storied history and its pre-Hispanic underpinnings and colonial-era splendor to its contemporary edge that comes alive as you stroll through the buzzing downtown area. What to do here? Old-school cantinas, intriguing museums, dramatic murals and boating excursions along ancient canals, will have you mesmerized. And of course, the beach!
 

7. Fort Lauderdale, FL

  

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Famous for its beaches, arts, culture and events, Fort Lauderale has everything from shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, to gondola rides on the canals, to a historic riverfront! Experience a landscaped beachfront promenade, with its signature white wave wall and brick paved path. Visit luxury hotels, and enjoy shopping or dining or a narrated 90-minute amphibious tour of quaint Las Olas Boulevard, its historical districts, and the mansions and yachts dotting Millionaires Row. Don’t forget to stop at the Stranahan House, a preserved 1900s' home furnished with antiques of the era.
 
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8. Rehoboth Beach, DE

Stroll down tree-lined streets, amidst neighbors that know one another, children playing outside and a diverse community coming together to preserve the city’s charm and unique character. An energetic day and nightlife in a progressive, year-round resort, covers a beautiful vacay at the Rehoboth Beach, DE.

9. Seaside Heights, NJ

  

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A beach, a bayside, a boardwalk and umpteen festivals and events happening throughout, Seaside Heights, NJ is perfect for a fun getaway with the fam-bam! The Seaside Heights beach stretching from the Hiering Avenue on the north end up to the Dupont Avenue on the southern end is famous for its soft white sand and one of New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches. If you prefer a quieter day at the beach, try the bay beach on the north side of the borough, which is a shallow swimming beach, and an ideal location for younger children to frolic in the water or search for mussels, snails, and minnows! Or just spend the evening sitting on the benches along the boardwalk celebrating a sunset.    

10. Beaufort, South Carolina

Tucked into narrow interlocking streets and adorned by natural foliage and centuries-old, moss-draped live oak trees, Beaufort is a historic district, and is best viewed with a professional guide, either walking, by horse-drawn carriage, or touring van! Additionally, fine homes from the Civil War era too can be found in the eastern portion of the town, many with unrivaled water views. With a mission to expand the presence of art in the daily experiences of residents and visitors, the Beaufort Arts Council has a number of planned activities for visitors to do.

11. Las Vegas, NV

  

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We really don’t need to tell you what to do in Vegas! In a city synonymous with fun, Las Vegas, has tourists flocking here for world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment. The newly revitalized downtown is home to art galleries, diverse restaurants and bars and a host of engaging venues and museums, that will keep you occupied on your vacay here. Gear up for some serious, authentic fun that is served up here, daily!
 

12. The Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia

In case you have been dreaming an island getaway, head here to a life in the heart of the Salish Sea! Make that plural, each with a distinctive character yet all sharing unspoilt natural beauty and a sublimely tranquil pace of life, with unique residing writers, artists, and musicians, B&B owners and retired millionaires, hippies, and spiritual seekers, farmers, cheesemakers and easy going folks of all kinds! Phew, that was a long list (just to give you the essence!)! The best things to do here? Outdoors! Hiking, biking, kayaking, strolling in the apple orchards and sheep-filled fields. This is as perfect as an island getaway could get!

13. Viales, Cuba

  

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With some really whacky activities to do here like stopping at a tobacco farm to learn what goes into making some of the world’s finest cigars or the best mogote climbing. Perhaps, even learning about local, low-tech organic farming! It's going to be a fantastic adventure which is exactly what you need! Explore the valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site from the village of Viales, at less than a three hours’ drive west of the bustling capital. Visually, a lush valley of deep-red earth and tobacco fields and mogotes, this place has stunning limestone outcrops that are often shrouded by morning mist. Good news - the increasing accessibility to Cuba for American travelers, especially with the United States and Cuba having agreed to restore commercial flights!

14. Vaud, Switzerland

Europe is always a good idea! Vaud - A pearl in the heart of Europe, is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, tucked between the mountains of the Jura and the Alps. The canton of Vaud is the largest French-speaking region of Switzerland. Vaud is also half way between the United States and the Far East! With an array of things to do, Vaud will leave you captivated. Must do's Geneva city tour, Chamonix and Mont Blanc Day Trip from Geneva, Cathédrale de Notre Dame, Chateau de Chillon, and the Alimentarium.
 
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15. Ubud, Indonesia

  

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Considered Bali's cultural heart in many ways, Ubud is located in the cool mountains, just one hour's drive north of the airport and the resorts of southern Bali. This traditional country town is home of one of Bali's royal families and a flourishing crafts Centre. The surrounding villages of Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan specialize in crafts and woodcarving which are sold all over the island. There are many things you must undertake here like - The centerpiece Puri Saren Royal Palace, Ubud Art Market, Jalan Hanoman, Ubud Monkey Forest, and the Goa Gajah temple.
 
With this assortment, we hope you have started planning your next vacay!
 
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SEEMA NANDE SEEMA NANDE

A deep-dyed Piscean, Seema is a dreamer. This extends to the fact that she is seldom in another world of her's or dreaming of the place she would rather be. A wild-child at heart and a keen observer otherwise, Seema's free-spirited psyche is eternally quenching for new experiences. There is no poison for her as restorative as Life, she is the one who will give you the cliched 'I-am-high-on-life', should you offer her a drink. She gets hungover on the feel of a new place, food and conversations with strangers! All this adding to the way she feels and writes!

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