Outside New York City

Things to do in Outside New York City

Insider Clout:Shaw has dedicated guides on whom she can call in every major city in Italy and across all regions—from chefs and cultural historians in Lucca to a private gondolier in Venice. Years as agent: 23.

A travel agent for nearly 30 years, Rachel Epstein specializes in tours of Spain and Israel, where she guides people through sites like Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem, the world center for Holocaust research (she's been to Israel more than fifty times!).

Many well-known music acts—Lyle Lovett, the Smashing Pumpkins, and more—are booked here.

With beans from some of the best micro-roasters around, World Bean has landed where good java is needed most. Baristas grind and brew espresso drinks on a $18,000 Slayer machine.

The shop carries a great assortment of cheeses.

Stay in one of the historic farmhouses on the Marshlands Conservancy, a 173-acre wildlife sanctuary in Rye, New York. No modern glamour here, but you’ll certainly experience rustic relaxation.