Ten Days Trip from New York City
New York, New York, so good they named it twice. But what about the areas surrounding New York? Once you’ve explored the city itself, the state of New York and its surrounding states also have a lot to offer. You’ve already paid for your visa, so why not make the most of your trip by including some day trips out of the city? There’s plenty to choose from thanks to New York’s transport links, but making sure you choose the right one can make or break your holiday. So what are the destinations that you should make sure you visit?
Aside from having your own Rocky montage moment, Philadelphia is literally the birthplace of America (The Declaration of Independence was signed in the city).
A visit to the Liberty Bell and the room where the declaration was signed are both must-see attractions. Add to the mix that Philadelphia is the home of the Cheesesteak, and you’d be mad to miss out on this day trip when it’s only 20 minutes from New York.
Just over 3 hours away by train, Washington D.C. is home to some of the most quintessential images of America. The White House, The Lincoln Memorial, and The Smithsonian are just some of the reasons to visit the city. You could easily have an entire holiday to Washington D.C. but a day trip there as part of another holiday is a good start.
A trip to Sleepy Hollow is more than just a trip back in time Combined with scenic views of the Hudson, and a local craft brewery, this day trip is essential for anyone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a day.
There is so much to do in Hamilton, particularly at Grounds for Sculpture, the contemporary art park. Packed with quirky sculptures and a range of walks and wildlife, the area is outstandingly beautiful even in the rain.
Cape May, NJ
Another NJ entry on our list is Cape May whilst it’s incredibly close to New York, it will feel like you’re in a different country thanks to the dolphin and whale spotting tours and fresh seafood that invokes memories of The Mediterranean.
Spend the day seeing how the rich and famous life, and to partake in a bit of star spotting. If celeb hunting gets too much for you, the beaches are some of the best in the US.
Home of the Salem Witch trials, a trip to Salem is an immersive experience with plenty of attractions dedicated to the 17th Century trials. Of course, Salem has much more to offer including pirate tales and Pickering Wharf. Salem is an excellent addition to any New York holiday.
Atlantic City, NJ
The Las Vegas of the East, Atlantic City is just 2 hours away from New York. With an array of casinos, Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum, and Absecon Lighthouse, there really is a lot on offer in Atlantic City.
Freeport, Long Island
An escape to Freeport is essential if you have even a slight interest in fishing. The sheer variety of fish that are available has long made this a favourite fishing spot. If you’re not interested in catching them, how about eating them? The seafood in Freeport is some of the tastiest in America.
Bear Mountain Park
No trip to America would be complete without at least one trip to a National Park, and you can do a lot worse than Bear Mountain Park! Scenic walks, picnic areas, and a zoo are just some of the attractions. One of the biggest selling points of the park is how close it is to New York City. With so many attractions right on the doorstep of New York City, you’d be a fool to only visit the downtown area