Daylife Avoid The Malls And Connect With Nature This Black Friday Share Article: The holidays can be an overwhelming time of year. With the media frenzy that surrounds Black Friday, you’d think that everyone will be waiting online or surfing the web to score that can’t-miss deal. Instead, we suggest that you be kind to yourself and skip the shopping. At 1 Hotels, we encourage you to put away your wallet, step away from your devices and connect with nature. With the countless local wonders that surround us, there are so many places to see, to discover and to become one with nature. From Brooklyn to Miami, here are a few day trips we recommend this season: Brooklyn: Calling all design lovers – take a trip out of Brooklyn and visit Manitoga, the home and studio of mid-century designer Russel Wright. This 75-acre woodland garden is a national historic landmark, an affiliate site of the national trust for historic preservation and a world monuments watch site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State. Surrounded by lush greenery, tranquil ponds and stunning views, Manitoga is the perfect place to hike, picnic and take in gorgeous wildlife. Photo Credit: Instagram / @thejollyrovers Manhattan: Leave Manhattan behind and head to Bear Mountain for a head-clearing nature fix. Among Bear Mountain’s tranquil, woodsy trails – from the short loop around Brooks Lake to the challenging four-mile segment on the Appalachian trail – there’s a hike for everyone. While you’re on the steep, twisting trail to Perkins Memorial Tower, take in stunning 360-degree views of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, as well as sights of the Big Apple skyline, Storm King Art Center, the Hudson Highlands and the Hudson River. Photo Credit: Instagram / @sids19 Miami: The Florida Everglades, just to the west and south of Miami, is a rare and beautiful place. With its natural heritage, spiritually enriching powers and stunning tropical scenery, the Everglades is perfect for those seeking solitude in nature. Visitors can partake in a number of activities, such as fishing, animal watching and walking around the beautiful grounds. This day trip is wonderful for all ages, so feel free to bring the kids along! Photo Credit: Instagram / @xwonderfull_lifex No matter where this holiday season may bring you, make the most of your time off, enjoy the great outdoors and be thankful for your loved ones. Share Article: Other Articles You May Enjoy Beach Club Member Spotlight: Monica Simon Introducing Beach Club Member, Monica Simon. Monica is a Wealth Manager and Financial Advisor. View Story Tagged as 1 Hotel South Beach Our People How You Can Stop Global Warming Written by Melissa Denchak. Article provided by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Read the original story here. Healing the planet starts in your garage, in your kitchen, and at your dining-room table. View Story Tagged as 1 Promise Beach Club Member Spotlight: Dan Fingerhut Each month we will introduce you to a new Beach Club Member with our Member Spotlight Series, to help you get a glimpse in to the community we’re building. If you’re interested in becoming a Beach Club Member, apply to join today. View Story Tagged as Daylife 1 Hotel South Beach Our People To minimize the use of plastic in your own life, look around your home and work to identify plastic items. From there, seek to find alternatives.