Sandy Hook, NJ

The Clam Hut

This is a supplement to our prior post about Gateway National Park at Sandy Hook, NJ.  If you are not familiar with Sandy Hook or how to get there, check out the link before reading on.  This is a great day trip from NYC with NO CAR NEEDED. Here are a few iPhone shots.  We choose to stay away from the crowds and we take the 8:15 so you’ll still see the tracks from early morning … Continue reading

James Hotel – Soho

James Hotel

http://www.jameshotels.com/New-York.aspx 27 Grand Street – Soho We decided to try a ‘Staycation’ with all of the baloney hype around the idea.  While it is definitely a gimmick to get New Yorkers to spend money in hotels that don’t do so well over the summer months, it’s actually a cool idea!  The James is running a summer special 3 nights for the price of two, 4 for the price of 3 or 7 for the price … Continue reading

Hudson House River Inn – Cold Spring, NY

http://www.hudsonhouseinn.com/ 2 Main Street – Cold Spring, NY The Hudson House River Inn is a charming little hotel.  It is bigger than a bed and breakfast with a restaurant on the premises.  They are running a Summer Package deal for $525 with two nights of accommodations in a river view balcony room, prix fixe dinner for two, a bottle of Millbrook Chardonnay in your room upon arrival, early check in at 1pm and late check … Continue reading

Gateway National Park – Sandy Hook, NJ

http://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/thingstodosandyhook.htm Sandy Hook, NJ Since we are from Pennsylvania, we’ve known of Sandy Hook’s existence since childhood.  When we lived in Hoboken it was an easy 1 hour drive to the beach.  Once we moved to NYC, we kind of forgot about it and took some ridiculous journeys to get to the beach via train, jitney, etc.  When we moved down to the South Street Seaport we discovered the Seastreak ferry service departing from Pier … Continue reading