With winter almost behind us, it’s the perfect time to pack our bags, start our engines and begin a stylistic journey of performance and exhilaration en route to the perfect spring getaway. There’s no better car for a spring road trip than all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia. The latest vehicle from the 105-year-old company combines an ultra-powerful Ferrari-inspired engine with a near perfect 50-50 weight distribution and can go from 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds. Every detail is meant to impress the center of Giulia’s Universe: you, the driver. Come and feel what you’ve been missing and take these five perfect spring road trips in style.
Begin spring with a trip to The End. The regal Montauk Manor, which sits atop a hill six miles from the Montauk Point Lighthouse, gives guests a chance to take a Gatsby-style getaway. Think a Grand Foyer with hanging chandeliers, nooks with cozy couches and fireplaces for an unseasonably cool day and a jaw-dropping aerial view of the water. A trip down the hill for a picnic by the water is a must. Bonuses: No tourists and limited traffic, meaning visitors can really cruise in their new wheels.
Port Jefferson and Sag Harbor frequenters will love Portsmouth. Though it’s the only city in Rockingham County, Portsmouth maintains a decidedly quaint feel. Part (briefly!) with the car and stroll through Market Square, where mom-and-pop shops stock everything from taffy to antique jewelry and the 360-year-old North Church Steeple still stands as a community beacon. Seafaring aficionados can see Portsmouth by sea by signing up for a boat tour.
When members of the Gilded Age’s high society weren’t vacationing on Long Island’s Gold Coast, they were retreating to Newport, RI. The reputation, along with cool breezes, sandy shores and lush land, make it the perfect spot to hit in a gorgeous new set of wheels. People who love visiting places like Hempstead House and Coindre Hall will enjoy a trip to The Elms, a “summer cottage” that looks more like a mansion and once belonged to coal baron Edward Julius Berwind. Nearby, visitors can take in waterfront views at Brenton Point State Park.
Though its position across the Long Island Sound may tempt some to arrive in Greenwich by boat, Alfa Romeo owners can certainly reach the Connecticut town by land. The 32nd Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival is set for May 20-21 at Bruce Museum, and attendees can browse pieces from more than 70 crafts artists from around the country, including jewelry and glassware. A visit to Putnam Cottage, a red-shingled home known as Knapp Tavern during the American Revolution where General Israel Putnam hopped on a horse, which he eventually rode over a cliff, in order to escape the British.
Cape Cod, MA
Before the summer crowd hits, indulge in lobster rolls and waterfront sunsets in this quaint destination. An hour’s drive from Boston, visitors can horseback ride through the Cape Cod Rail Trail or walk along the Cape Cod National Seashore. After touring the John F. Kennedy Museum in Hyannis, take your Alfa Romeo on a ferry ride to Martha Vineyard or Nantucket. Boats leave out of downtown Hyannis.
The Giulia has revolutionized the sports sedan, and it’s available at Brown’s 112 located at 483 Route 112, Patchogue. For more information, please visit browns112.com or call 888-615-2184. Test drive it Thursday, March 16 at 6pm when Brown’s Alfa Romeo hosts an unveiling party. RSVPs are required. Go