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List of the best day trips from New York City. Once you’ve seen the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and Central Park, it’s time to escape the confines of the city with one of these great New York City day trips. The only difficult part is choosing which to take first.

Although the city itself calls to mind urban images, the area outside of New York City is surprisingly lush and rustic. Perhaps one of the best ways to escape the bustle of New York City is a day trip to Bear Mountain State Park. Admiring scenery not your thing? Bear Mountain offers plenty to do, including fishing, biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. Tourists who prefer beach day trips might visit Rockaway Beach.

Perhaps the most popular day trip from New York City, though, is the trip to Washington, D.C., which offers a completely different urban environment. The two cities are located about 220 miles apart, but that doesn’t mean a day trip to the nation’s capital isn’t doable. Amtrak offers rail service between the two locations, adding an extra dose of scenery to your New York City day trip to D.C.

If you’re looking for the best New York City day trips, look no further than this list. Whether you’re a New York City native looking to get away for a day or a tourist who wants to experience it all, you’ll find the greatest New York City trips here. How can you choose just one?
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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
Pennsylvania, USA

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17 5
Cape May is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New Jersey, USA

3
18 6
Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New Jersey, USA

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21 9
Niagara Falls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

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18 9
Boston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
Massachusetts, USA

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12 4
Rockaway Beach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York City, New York, USA

7
13 5
Montauk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

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13 5
Fire Island is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

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10 3
Jones Beach State Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
Jones Beach State Park Wantagh, New York, USA

10
11 4
Montauk Point Light is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

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16 10
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
Contiguous United States, USA

12
7 2
Monmouth Park Racetrack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New Jersey, USA

13
8 4
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

14
5 1
Southampton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

15
7 4
Belmont Park is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
Elmont, New York, USA

16
5 2
City Island is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York City, New York, USA

17
4 1
The Palisades is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
The Palisades

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5 3
East Hampton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

19
4 3
Stony Brook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

20
4 3
Hyde Park is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York City, New York, USA

21
3 2
Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

22
2 1
Mountainville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

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1 0
Cold Spring is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
Cold Spring Harbor New York, USA

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4 4
New Haven is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
Connecticut, USA

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3 3
Short Hills is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New Jersey, USA

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3 3
Beacon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York City, New York, USA

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2 2
Bear Mountain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
North America

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2 2
Fort Tilden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
Fort Tilden New York City, New York, USA

29
2 2
Kerhonkson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

30
2 4
Warwick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

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1 3
Weverton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
Weverton Maryland, USA

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2 5
Governer's Island is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
Governer's Island Indian Lake, Ohio, USA

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2 5
Martha Clara Vineyards is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
Riverhead, New York, USA

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1 4
Smithtown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA

35
1 5
Freeport is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Day Trips from New York City
New York, USA