Table: Planning Your Nearby Adventure


Detailed data on the 500-mile radius surrounding New York City.

Pros Good local knowledge and trips that don't involve airports.

Cons No online booking.


Encyclopedic content on outdoor and adventure travel.

Pros Many local travel options for 26 U.S. cities.

Cons Active vacations in the extreme. Couch potatoes, beware.


Specializes in weekend and spontaneous getaways.

Pros Great selection, with trips leaving from 33 U.S. cities.

Cons Offers only packages, such as airfare plus hotel.


Info on outdoor adventures in California.

Pros Site owner has detailed personal knowledge of back roads.

Cons Trips are best suited for young travelers ready to rough it.


Online reservations for air travel, hotels, car rentals, and vacation packages.

Pros Travel to anywhere from anywhere.

Cons Best suited for the airline traveler rather than the local weekender.

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