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Summer weekend and day trips from NYC for families

Make a last-minute getaway with our guide to weekend and day trips from NYC, all of which are within easy reach of the city.

From aquariums and amusement parks to kid-friendly museums and lush natural oases, there are tons of weekend and day trips from NYC that families can easily access by car or public transportation.

  • Six Flags Great Adventure Hurricane Harbor

    Day trips

    Load up your backpack: Surfing, pirates, shark dives-plus some stellar waterpark rides-are all a quick train or car ride away.
  • Weekend trips

    So long, East River. See ya, Hudson. There's a whole wide world of water to discover within easy reach of the city.

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