Explore the beautiful summer days in New York. It is a place to fall in love. The city has an al fresco vibe, with parks and waterside spaces full of life and vigor with picnickers, film screenings, games and concerts. But as the heat overpowers, you will want to break away from the city streets.

But it is a relief that you don’t have to go far for some respite. And rather than the luxurious, overcrowded Hamptons on Long Island, start for the cool atmosphere of The Berkshires, Hudson Valley and Catskills just a couple of hours’ distance towards the north.

These places are well known for some of the country’s most attractive rivers, mountain ranges, highlands and landscape.  These places have long been the escape choice of the people who belongs to the genre of creativeness and art –Norman Rockwell, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton and Henry David Thoreau all gravitated here.

For a perfect family trip in a serene environment or for a lonely escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life the places from a wee distance from the New York city is a ideal tourist destination. Find yourself in the midst of the tranquility and enjoy the long stretched landscapes.

The Berkshires is a place where you will find all the modern day equipments to entertain you. Modern hotels to stay in, modern farm to table restaurants, amazing museums- all these stay in perfect equilibrium with nature. You can savor the local delicacies in the creative restaurants. Fill up your days with art at the area’s three very special museums. The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge – here you can see the best collection of works by the famed chronicler of 20th-century American life.

The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown houses a wide-ranging set of imitations and old master paintings. Sitting on a 140-acre campus surrounded by mountains, is itself an experience visiting the peripheral is as enchanting as the museum inside.

From the day of its opening around 15 years ago, MASS MoCa has turned out to be one of the most famous art museums in the country and is a must-visit.

Berkshires is a place which will satisfy the art lovers thirst as well as the nature lovers and a place worth spending a few days.