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Day trips from NYC

Take a break from city life with these beaches, outdoor adventures, wineries and more day trips from NYC

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Want to get out of the city for a day? We won't blame you. No matter how much New Yorkers love Gotham (it's the greatest city in the world, damn it), sometimes we need a change of scenery. Whether you're looking for cool out-of-town spots, fun things to do outside during the summer or places to relax and get away from the stress of the city, there are loads of destinations just a short ride away.

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