Road Trip, Anyone?! 9 Absolute Must-Do Day Trips to Escape NYC This Winter ❄️🚙

Admit it. The office parties, deadlines, and visits home back to family made it hard to make time for you and your friends during this past holiday season. 

Luckily, ReachNow has made it easier than ever for Brooklynites to make a last-minute trip with your ride-or-dies happen in a snap.

Use the ReachNow app to find a BMW or MINI close by  then unlock it with your phone or ReachNow member card; every car comes with an E-Z Pass, and for now tolls are free. You’re in control with how you drive, with options to drive by the minute, hour, or day. Plus, there's no need to go back to where you started, just return to the Brooklyn home area when you're finished.

Oh, and here's a lil' pro tip for ya: spoiled NYC readers get $20 in driving credit. Just enter SPOILED18 in the promos section of the app-- but get moving because the deal expires 2/18/18. 

Now check out our list below for road trip destinations not too far from home, and take a drive with ReachNow to celebrate 2018-- in style-- with your friends. 

1. Pig out on a farm-to-table meal

Blue Hill is known for their delicious locally sourced eats in Greenwich Village, but the Stone Barns location elevates the experience to a completely new level. 

Located in Pocantico Hills, New York Blue Hill at Stone Barns sources its food from the surrounding fields and pastures. The no-menu experience encourages guests to enjoy the curated multi-taste feast. Make sure to wander the grounds for some beautiful farm views before your meal.

Drive time: 1 hour

2. Howl with wolves

The Wolf Conservation Center located in South Salem is dedicated to promoting wolf conservation. The center teaches about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future. 

Plan a visit for the day or turn the drive into a weekend trip with a visit to Woodcock Nature Preserve and Muscoot Farm, a great option if your friends have kids.

Driving time: 2 hours

3. Drink wine by a fireplace

Shinn Estate is a North Folk family-owned winery & farmhouse growing grapes with the philosophy that great wine begins in the vineyard. 

Plan a private tour with your friends, or just join a scheduled tour. We don’t think we have to convince anyone to drink wine and then sleep in a nice place, right? 

Driving time: 2 hours

4. Hang with some cool art

Featured in Netflix’s Master’s of None, Dia stands apart from other gallery families due to their commitment to not only art but the vision of artists. 

The large site allows for artists to express freely and for viewers to experience art in a new light. The breadth of work currently on display includes large graphites, neon displays, paintings, and immersive sculpture.

Driving time: 2 hours

5. Catch a show

The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. 

The theatre itself is an architectural landmark, designed by Frank Gehry, (Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles). 

With programming including classical, jazz, opera, dance, and theatre it won’t be hard to choose a show.

Drive time: 2.5 hours

6. Hit the slopes

With over 1,600 vertical feet of powder, winter is the best time to enjoy everything Windham Mountain has to offer. 

First timers will be taught using the enhanced Open Learning Environment experience to get the hang of the slopes while seasoned gliders can enjoy any of the 54 trails. Make to make an appointment for a Deep Heat Muscle Repair at the spa before dinner to soothe your sore muscles.

Drive time: 3 hours

7. Explore six-million year old caves

Sometimes treat yo self means pretending like you’re Lara Croft and Indiana Jones for the day. 

Originally discovered 20 years before the outbreak of the Civil War, the tour of Howe Cavern begins with a 156 feet descent beneath the earth’s surface, exposing the 6 million-year-old cave formations. Adventure options include a lantern tour, boat ride, and the option to sift your own gems and stay above ground for those who would rather skip the descent.

Driving time: 4 hours

8. Glamp out under the stars

There is a lot that sucks, setting up the tent, sleeping on the ground, campfire “food.” 

Firelight helps you enjoy the beauty of camping without the headache plus it comes with a bed and buttermilk pancakes. (Bonus points for being dog-friendly.) Spend your day hiking and foraging in nature or in the surrounding area farmer’s markets, shops, and restaurants.

Driving time: 5 hours

9. Get out of town and take a (drunk) hike

Keuka Outlet Trail is easy for all levels, so there’s no reason for anyone to claim lack of skill as a reason to flake. The seven-mile trails Stretching from Northern Keuka Lake to an inlet of Seneca Lake. 

Your Instagram feed will definitely benefit from all the nature views including waterfalls. For those who prefer nature in smaller doses try a beer or wine tour (

Driving time: 6 hours

Here’s to driving in 2018 with our friends over at ReachNow, and memories that will last a lifetime.

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