Summer (Outta) The City: 6 Day Trips For Art Lovers

Skip the lines and sweaty subways of New York this weekend

Photo courtesy of Storm King Art Center

New York City is saturated with emerging artists and world-class museums. You've seen the exhibit at the Met's Costume Institute four times and counting already. You go to every gallery opening in Chelsea on Thursday evenings. You even rode the L to the depths of Bushwick to watch your friend's boyfriend's "experimental-interactive, work-in-progress" piece. Twice. As a devoted New Yorker, you are absolutely committed to the art-rich life.

But summer… summer is when the subways get sticky and unpredictable and museum lines become dizzyingly long. So the next time your weekend opens with a blissfully empty Saturday, skip the Lex line and hop on Metro-North or in a Zipcar instead. 

Escape the city heat with these day art trips.