, the leading online local getaway guide for the New York City metro area announces its: TOP 5 “SECRET SUMMER GETAWAYS” These great local destinations are within 500 miles of New York City and offer an alternative to expensive and faraway destinations. They are reachable WITH or WITHOUT A CAR! 1. Ocean Grove, NJ – A shore thing! 2. Kingston, NY – Revolutionary War history and riverboat rides. 3. Susquehanna Valley, PA – Bike trails, B&B’s and country charm. 4. Reading & Berks County, PA – Outlet shopping and spas. 5. Windham, NY – Catskill Mountain views, hiking & poolside fun. For more information about these locations, visit WHAT: has compiled a Top 5 list of local summer getaways that are within 500 miles of New York City. These hidden gems offer adventure, fun and relaxation while providing an alternative to well-known vacation spots. WHO: is the leading online travel getaway guide for the New York City metro area, averaging over 3000 unique users per day. Escapemaker handles all of the “dirty work”, sending a seasoned travel staff to personally review each destination and map out activities, points of interests and costs. With just a few clicks of a mouse, a traveler can create a printable personal itinerary with prices, directions, travel tips, transportation schedules, phone numbers and website addresses. WHERE: At the EscapeMaker Web site,, a user can immediately find a perfect getaway, concert, festival or special event within 500 miles of New York City that is accessible by car or by public transportation. WHEN: is available 24 hours a day and regularly updates its Web site with new destinations. Users can also sign up for a weekly travel bulletin, a monthly free weekend contest and other giveaways. For more information contact: Caylin Sanders President 718-398-5766