New York City is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations in entire world. The night life in NYC is simply breathtaking, the energy, the vibe of the place is just mind-blowing, and not to mention New York City is home to almost every cuisine under the sun.
The place has a plethora of destinations that are very much worth exploring. From the calm and serene wilderness to the adventure sports to food locales, New York has so much to offer that you will get confused as where to hop into next.
10 Best Day Trips From New York
There are so many unmissable locations in and around the city that you simply can’t miss out on. Some of these locations can be covered by day trips from New York. In this article we have a list of such destinations that you can explore in day trips from New York City. Take a look at the list.
1. Washington DC
Washington D.C has an abundance of rich cultural heritage and the powerful of history of the American culture and not to mention the incredible food haven that it is. You can easily reach Washington D.C from New York City and on your way, you can see the beautiful sights of Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland and then spend the whole day in the capital itself.
From classy French cuisine to casual Chinese, lavish your taste buds with almost every dish from every corner of the world being available. While in the capital, you can also explore the Senate and the White house before venturing further into this vibrant city.
The best time to visit Washington D.C is during the spring time when you can enjoy the sight of the beautiful Cherry Blossoms adorning the branches.
2. Breakneck Ridge
If you are one of those adventure freaks and always enjoy the challenge of an adventure then this trip is definitely for you. This trekking excursion is one of the most rewarding one in the East Coast region due to the stunning views of the Delaware River.
The trek is so challenging that you have to spend the first 40 minutes of the trek and all fours but ultimately it is very rewarding. You not only get enjoy a beautiful view, but also get to enjoy a refreshing beer when to reach the summit and for all kinds of artisan goods at the shops at the summit.
3. Storm King
If you are a contemporary art fan, you can take this day trip from New York. The location is only an hour away from New York City and if you are looking for day trips from New York by car you can definitely visit here. The Storm King Art Center is filled with 500 acres of stunning contemporary and modern art sculptures. You can visit this place if you want to take a day off from the hectic life of the city and enjoy a calm day away from the city rush.
4. Fire Island
Another summer friendly location near New York, Fire Island is a great alternative to the Hamptons. This 32 mile long island is surrounded by quaint and sleepy towns. If you are looking for an escape from the city life, then you can visit Fire Island during the summer months. The location consist of a number of distinct communities starting from gay-friendly to isolated and calm ones. The island comprises of immaculately preserved beaches that you can take strolls in. and enjoy the summer sun and water.
5. Wineries At Long Island
Who doesn’t love the taste of some good wine? Long Island peninsula has some world class wineries that will ignite sparks in your senses. The days in Long Island wineries can be as fun as you can make them. With a huge variety of wine available in the wineries, everyday can be a wine tasting day. Enjoy a calm stay and taste as many flavors of wine as you please. Also while on your stay at Long Island, don’t forget to visit the famous Bedell Cellars or head out to Woodside Orchard.
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Hudson is a place definitely worth visiting when you are in New York. The destination is filled with quaint villages that will soothe you senses and not to mention the beautiful bird’s eye view of the Hudson River that can be viewed from the mountain tops. Hudson has a series of guest houses and a lots of quirky places that you can spend your day in. Hudson is also a perfect place for food lovers with lots of quality eateries out there.
If you want to go on day trips New York City in Christmas then you can visit Philadelphia, another city in Pennsylvania. The city exudes a unique charm of its own that is quite hard to find in the New York sometimes. You can spend the day praising the Liberty Bell or the Independence Hall or take a trip to one of the many phenomenal breweries in the city.
If you happen to visit the city during Christmas, then you spend your Christmas in Peddler’s Village under a million lights. The holiday kicks off when Santa Clauses switch on a million fairy lights celebrating the Grand Illumination, an event filled with carolers, apple ciders and roasted marshmallows to soothe your taste buds.
8. Tannersville, PA
One of the famous day trips from New York in winter, Tannersville is the perfect winter getaway for adventure lovers. You can take your kids snow tubing in the Camelback Mountain Resort. Enjoy the winter skiing and shopping around in the small town of Tannersville. The resort also offers beginners lessons at skiing for novices.
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9. Bear Mountains
This is one of the day trips from New York by Train. 50 miles South of New York City, it takes around two hours to reach this destination by train. Bear Mountains will take your breath away with the picturesque views of the nature. A perfect place for the hikers and cyclists. Bear Mountains offer rugged country scenes and an endless weave of trails. There are more than 200 traversed paths around the park. The Bear Mountain summit loop is a 1.3 mile hike that takes you to the top of the Bear Mountains. The uphill journey becomes worthwhile once you gaze around the breathtaking natural sceneries. You can enjoy picnic and swimming and playing in the field if you visit the place during summer months and the winter months skiing ring is made open for the visitors. Bear Mountain is especially lovely during the autumn and spring season with multi-colored flowers and foliage adorning the mountains in these two seasons.
If you are looking for some time off from the hustle and bustle of the city life, then this the perfect location for you to rejuvenate. Located in the peaceful Berkshire countryside. Kripalu is world famous for its Yoga center that will very easily ease your city blues and let you unwind yourself in this peaceful atmosphere. From yoga classes to meditation to self-improvement, there is something for everyone who want to revitalize themselves from the stress of city life.
New York City is rightly named the ‘City that never sleeps’. The city is full of tourists and travelers all year round and it has so much to offer to the visitors as well as the locals of the place. From urban charm to peaceful surroundings, you will find everything in New York and the day trips around the city are definitely worth a visit. Roam around the city or take short day trips, everything in and around New York fills a traveler’s heart with joy. so, plan a trip to New York and have fun!
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