Escape from the New York bubble with this activity-packed trip to the nation’s capital. Bright and early, you’ll grab a seat on a comfy bus equipped with free Wi-Fi and roll through the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland before arriving in D.C. Once there, you’ll have a guided tour of Arlington Cemetery with a stop at JFK’s gravesite; explore the Capitol, Senate and White House; visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; and check out the Washington, Lincoln, Vietnam and Korean War memorials. The day trip concludes with a panoramic city tour before departing for an early-evening arrival in New York City.
From sea to shining sea, the U.S. is full of amazing places to explore, from the best hiking trails in America to the best fishing spots in America. Whether you’re a history buff looking to bone up on your knowledge of the U.S. capital or a nature lover looking to escape to the best national parks in the U.S., these fantastic day trips leaving from New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco are full of culture and fun—but will have you home by nightfall. These are the best domestic day trips to take in America.