New York City
If the quirky denizens, the rubbish and the noise of New York City are driving you mad, ditch out on Greenwich Village or Times Square and catch the next Metro-North Commuter train up to the historic and scenic Hudson Valley region. Rustically removed and charming villages like Briarcliff Manor allow you to center your self while continuing to delight in the boons of city life, like superior dining and first-rate shopping. When you consider the acres of parkland, the friendly residents and the quaint streets of Briarcliff Manor, New York City seems rather bleak. Ambling through the brick roads and river walks is so far from the crunch of taxi rides and subway time tables. So if the Big Apple is a little too much stimuli for you, relax and kick back along the Hudson River where the people, the trees and sights are simply a breath of fresh air.