School is back in session in New York. Sooner or later, the weather will cool down and the fall season will be upon us. By October, you may be in need of jumping in a rental car and taking a weekend away. If you’re looking for some fall getaway ideas within driving distance of NYC, here are some suggestions from New York’s Empire Rent a Car.

Beacon, NY

NY destinations
Outside Dia:Beacon
Many art enthusiasts get a rental car and drive to the unique New York town of Beacon. Beacon is most known for Dia:Beacon, a museum that is home to the Dia Art Foundation’s collection from the 1960s to present. Dia:Beacon also features rotating art exhibits, new commissions, as well as various art programs. Beacon, New York has several B&Bs as well as other unique lodging options. Located only 90 minutes outside NYC, Beacon makes a great weekend destination.

Cold Spring-on-Hudson

Just an hour outside New York City, Cold Spring-On-Hudson gives visitors a chance to slow things down. This town, nicknamed “Main Street America,” is known for its Main Street shopping, galleries, museums, and eateries. You can find several quaint bed and breakfasts that offer romantic weekends away or extended weekend vacation packages. Nearby, you might also enjoy hiking, kayaking, boating, or a round of golf.

Bear Mountain Inn

Located in Bear Mountain State Park in the Hudson Highlands, Bear Mountain Inn offers guests a rustic getaway in a historic inn, first built in 1915. Bear Mountain Inn is only a 45-minute drive from NYC in your rental car. Other activities you can enjoy within Bear Mountain State Park include: picnic areas, swimming pool, hiking trails, a merry-go-round, a trailside museum and zoo, Perkins Tower, and much more. If you’re a fan of tasty food and cold beverages, Bear Mountain hosts Oktoberfest beginning the last weekend in September. No matter where you decide to go for your getaway, Empire Rent a Car of NY has many rental car options. Our fleet is affordable and reliable, and our staff is known for their superior customer service. Call Empire Rent a Car at 718-353-6848 to reserve a car rental today. photo credit: Listen Missy! via photopin cc