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Vacation Destinations Near to New York City

For the busy New Yorker, there is not much time to vacation outside of the city. Below are five vacation destinations near the city that can be reached within an hour by helicopter.

Hamptons, New York – A longtime fabled playground for New Yorkers, the Hamptons offers luxury, relaxation, beaches, fine dining, sport, and pampering. With four airports serving the Hamptons, tourists can visit the hottest spots over the weekend and be back to work on time Monday. Top reviewed Hamptons attractions are Longhouse Reserve (East Hampton), Cooper’s Beach (Southampton), Montauk Point Lighthouse (Montauk), Mashomack Preserve (Shelter Island), and Main Beach (East Hampton).

Greenwich, Connecticut – Greenwich is a gorgeous luxurious community located just East of White Plains on the Long Island Sound. Top attractions include Capitol Theatre (Port Chester), Bruce Museum, Greenwich Avenue, Diane’s Books, and the Bush-Holly House Museum. Helicopters can take you from one of three Manhattan heliports to Greenwich within an hour.

Farmingdale, New York – Just a short flight East of Manhattan, Farmingdale boasts some of the best attractions for the active vacationer. Top attractions include Bethpage Black Golf Course, Bethpage State Park, Old Westbury Gardens, Cradle of Aviation Museum, and Jones Beach State Park. Farmingdale boasts its own airport, so it is easily accessible by helicopter.

Seaside Heights, New Jersey – Located south of New York City, Seaside Heights is a popular vacation destination for New Yorkers who want to hit the beach. Seaside Park Beach boast attractions such as casinos and amusement parks, like Casino Pier and Breakwater Beach Waterpark. It is a popular destination for families because of attractions catered to children such as the Popcorn Park Zoo and Jersey Shore Pirates. Families can also watch baseball games at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood.

Mamaroneck, New York – A playground for golfers, Mamaroneck is home to the famous Winged Foot Golf Club, a 36-hole private golf course built in 1921. It is also famous for its delicious restaurants including Napolitano’s Neighborhood Pub, Bar’Lees, Turkish Meze, Walter’s, and Il Castello. A helicopter can have you on a golf course or dining in Mamaroneck with an hour from departing New York City.

Manhattan Helicopters operates Part 135 charter helicopter flights through its sister company, Zip Aviation. More information about helicopter charters can be found at or by calling (888) 690-8513. Our Reservations team and Charter Concierges are standing by to assist you!

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