Sometimes, the best way to spend a weekend as a New Yorker is to get out of the city! Whether you’re interested in enjoying the great outdoors, taking in some culture, or simply kicking back and relaxing, there’s a day trip that’s perfect for you and your family. To get you started, we’ve compiled nearly 20 ideas for fast, easy, and unique trips that will transport your clan in more ways than one.
Delaware Water Gap
Located just 1 hour and 30 minutes from the city, the Delaware Water Gap is the perfect outdoor getaway for your family. It offers miles of beautiful river, valley, trails, and roadways, as well as scenic overlooks, waterfalls, historic villages, and a conservation park. Take your family camping at Worthington State Forest, which offers easy access to boating, fishing, and the Kittatinny and Appalachian Trail. nps.gov/dewa
Named one of the prettiest towns in America, Greenport houses a historic harbor. Take your family to the End End Seaport Museum, the 1840 School House Museum, the Black Smith’s Shop, and the Rail Road Museum of Long Island to learn about the area’s history. Or spend the day outside hiking, at the beach, or on a walking tour. Greenport’s motto is: “You don’t have to go far to get away.” greenportvillage.com
Splish Splash Long Island Water Park
At Splish Splash, prepare for 96 acres of fun, with everything from tube slides to body slides, tame to extreme! The slides feature themes such as “Dinosaur Falls” and “Alien Invasion.” Kiddie slides and pools are available for the more timid tots. splishsplashlongisland.com
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