New York is a bubble, and at one point or another, we have to leave for a few moments - often to return with a clear mind and a wealth of curiosity. Embrace the power of getting away for the weekend, whether it's to drink, relax, zone out or work out. We've put together our favorite activities outside of the city that don't cost a fortune (bonus!). Rent a lake house upstate or stay in a haunted hotel on the shores of a river in Pennsylvania. Meet locals, get inspired, and learn the history of these chronicled towns.
[Photo via @windhammountain]