Where To Travel For Memorial Day Weekend Under 4 Hours From NYC

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While the temperature in New York has been fluctuating, the one thing that has remained constant is the excitement to welcome summer. With Memorial Day Weekend occurring next week, we put together a list of destinations that are far enough to make you feel like you’re on vacation but close enough to still be convenient.

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa: 3 Hour Drive

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Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa serves as the brand’s flagship resort and has an ample lineup of Memorial Day Weekend activities. Kick off the weekend Saturday morning with RUMBLE Boxing lead by instructor Jeremiah Maestre.= or book a hair appointment at the new OUAISPACE. Also Gurney’s will be partnering with Higher Dose all summer long so be sure to book an infrared sauna appointment while they’re available!

Gurney’s Beach Club got a complete facelift as the yellow and white striped decor has now been replaced with an upgraded, more sophisticated look. Different DJs will be playing throughout the weekend, so there will always be something going on down by the beach.


Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa: 2 Hour Drive

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Angeline Bar

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A quick getaway from NYC, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is the perfect destination for Memorial Day Weekend. Borgata Beer Garden & Outdoor Pool provides guests with sun, fun, and over 400 chaise lounges, daybeds and cabanas, and a variety of lawn games and activities. Dance the night away at Premier Nightclub or enjoy the hotel’s expansive entertainment schedule throughout the summer and other three nightlife venues, including lively tequila bar, Gypsy Bar.

The hotel is home to award-wining spas Spa Toccare and Immersion Spa, fine dining restaurants from celebrity chefs such as Bobby Flay, Michael Symon, Wolfgang Puck and Geoffrey Zakarian, over 161,000 sq. ft. of gaming space, and more.


Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina: 4 Hour Drive

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Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina is offering similar wellness experiences as their Montauk property. OUAISPACE and Higher Dose appointments will be available during the holiday weekend and all summer long. Make sure to take part in a Mile High Run Club & Pilates class in collaboration with Newport Lululemon. Live entertainment will also be offered throughout the entire weekend at both The Pineapple Club and The Regent Lounge.


Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island: 4 Hour Drive

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This summer is officially getting “Wylder” as Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island on the Chesapeake Bay opens as the newest lifestyle resort in the area and the first property from the new hospitality group Wylder Hotels. Built in the 1800s, Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island was originally a boarding house that turned into the historic Harrison’s Chesapeake House where many politicians escaped for fishing expeditions. Now the completely renovated Wylder Hotel Tilghman Island will make a splash on the east coast with 54 newly-designed guest rooms that channel a relaxed seaside cottage vibe infused with modern comforts. Also on deck, is a new saltwater swimming pool, and two restaurants, Bar Mumbo and Tickler’s Crab Shack envisioned by Chef Sean Wheaton, a seven-year alum of José Andrés’ Think Food Group.


Asbury Park: 1 Hour Drive 

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Asbury Park makes for a great weekend getaway for Tri-State locals and visitors who want to escape NYC’s hustle and bustle. Stay at the 110-room Asbury Hotel, featuring interiors inspired by the destination’s mash up of Victorian-era history and rock-n-roll present. With one-of-a-kind spaces including lively lobby bar Soundbooth and exhibit by legendary photographer Danny Clinch, guests can hang with local creatives over cocktails or nighttime music sets.

Plus, Memorial Day marks the official reopening of Absury Lanes, the iconic 1960s bowling alley-turned music venue. With programming by The Bowery Presents, one of the most powerful music promoters in the country and an opening act of epic proportions, there will be summer-long performances for travelers to enjoy.


Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club & Resort: 3 Hour Drive

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Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club & Resort is debuting all new restaurants and menus this Memorial Day Weekend including poolside bites at The Pool Club and gourmet pizzas at Forno. Aligned with the other property’s fitness activities, guests are invited to take part in beachfront yoga, standup paddle boarding, and classes with Tonehouse instructors. DJ Nicole Leone & Coco Robert will also be providing live entertainment at The Pool Club throughout the weekend.


Ruschmeyer’s: 3 Hour Drive

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Brooklyn and Hampton hotspots are teaming up to present Ruschmeyer’s Brunch hosted by Freehold. From Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28, these likeminded establishments will begin brunch at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk at 11 am. Brunch will emulate the same experience as Freehold in Williamsburg, but with Ruschmeyer’s boho-chic summer campground as the backdrop. 

Memorial Day is also the kick off for what will be a summer-long program held every weekend. There will also be a wellness component, with Drunk Yoga starting a class at 10 am on Sunday, May 27. The classes will rotate from various NYC studios each weekend.

The best part is if you still need lodging, for a limited time Ruschmeyer’s is offering 20% off rooms for Memorial Day Weekend, which you can book here.

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