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Day Trips from NYC

Day Trips from NYC
Day Trips from NYC

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Luckily, you don't need to head to Boston or DC to find top-notch attractions outside of New York. Sure, most visitors are content with exploring the city's streets, but if you want to spend time beyond the shadows of skyscrapers, there's everything from beaches to bridges. And with trains, buses, and cabs leaving from all over Manhattan, there's no shortage of ways to get there – or to get you back in time for dinner.

New York City | Day Trips from NYC

Brighton Beach
  • Brighton Beach
  • Taking the long subway ride to Brighton Beach in Brooklyn is like traveling to another world. With Russian scrawled on food and shop signs, mosques for Muslims to pray, and a number of Korean...
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Brotherhood Winery
  • Brotherhood Winery
  • Wine connoisseurs of all backgrounds can enjoy an impressive selection of fine wines from around the globe at Brotherhood Winery, located in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Just over an hour north of New York City, America's oldest winery (est.
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Coney Island
  • Coney Island
  • Despite its name, Coney Island is actually a peninsula at the southernmost part of Brooklyn and has been attracting tourists and city folk since the 1880s.
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Playland Amusement Park
  • Playland Amusement Park
  • Have some fun in the sun at Playland Amusement Park, located on the Long Island Sound in Rye, N.Y. This Westchester County-owned amusement park opened in 1928 and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.
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Splish Splash Water Park
  • Splish Splash Water Park
  • The name says it all—at Splish Splash Water Park, you'll have a difficult time staying dry. Located on Long Island in Calverton, N.Y., the 96-acre park is jam-packed with wet and wild rides. The Travel Channel declared this super-soaker attraction the fifth best water park in the country.
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West Point
  • West Point
  • Perched atop the Hudson Highlands 50 miles north of New York City is West Point, N.Y., home to the famous U.S. Military Academy. West Point has a long history dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War.
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Yonkers Raceway
  • Yonkers Raceway
  • Witness live harness racing in Westchester County, N.Y., just a hop, skip and a gallop away from Manhattan.
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