Dear EscapeMakers — The perfect Fall Getaways await you off Amtrak’s Adirondack route! Plus, SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State!   GREAT JACK O’LANTERN BLAZE Sept. 30th – Nov. 13th / The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween event, the Blaze, returns with more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns, hand-carved on site by a team of artisans. Meander through a historic, 18th century riverside landscape at Van Cortlandt Manor! Click here for…

Looking for a fun day trip or weekend activity with family or friends? Celebrate quintessential summer days at a local county or state fair near you! From now through October, there are ferris wheels to be ridden, giant stuffed animals to be won, and outrageous fried food to be eaten. Check out some of the top fairs near NYC below and plan your trip today!   Ulster County Fair, NY 8/2 – 8/7 ulstercountyfair.com  …

If you can not view this html email click here GREAT GETAWAY ALERT! Quick Local Getaways within a train ride! Dear EscapeMakers, we just got the great news to share with you bike lovers! You asked and they delivered! Look for more bike-friendly trip ideas from us using Amtrak along the Vermonter line this Summer and Fall! For now, visit Vermont Vacation for 15% and 20% train travel discounts and start planning your car-less getaway…

If you can not view this html email click here GREAT GETAWAY ALERT! Quick Local Getaways within 500 miles! Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Dear EscapeMakers — Women Only Weekends are the perfect opportunity to escape from all of your day-to-day rituals. Grab your friends, sisters, or daughters and explore all of the amazing things that Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes has to offer like savory wineries, delicious dining, and fantastic shopping. Let them…

If you can not view this html email click here Dear EscapeMakers – Visit us starting this Thursday, March 31st! We’re opening the first ever pop up shop within the historic Fulton Stall Market at the South Street Seaport dedicated to local farm, winery and brewery getaways! Presented by Amtrak, the EscapeMaker Pop Up Shop located inside the Fulton Stall Market on 207A Front Street, will be open to the public Thursdays and Fridays (12:00pm-6:00pm)…

by Sarah Pascarella, SmarterTravel.com Staff Sometimes, you just want to get away. Many hotels, inns, and B&Bs recognize this, and often put together discounted packages that make it easy to book a weekend escape. The following sites are 10 of the best for planning an unforgettable getaway weekend without having to arrange every detail yourself. BedandBreakfast.com: Thorough and comprehensive, BedandBreakfast.com offers listings for B&Bs around the world. Somewhat buried within the many property descriptions are…