The Best Day Trips from New York: Find New Experience 

1:05 pm  |  03.04.2022

If you are thinking about vacation but don’t want to travel far, then our next article is for you. We ourselves have made several days trips from New York. Either head north to Long Island, Boston, the Hamptons, or Niagara Falls.

Day Trip to Niagara Falls from New York

Day trip Outside of New York City

A visit to Niagara Falls is one of the most popular excursions from New York City. The Niagara Falls – one of the most spectacular sights in Canada and the USA – not only impress with their roaring masses of water: the colorful illumination at night lets the Niagara Falls shine in a mystical light.

Sights at Niagara Falls

Once you arrive at Niagara Falls, don’t miss this:

  • The Horseshoe Falls.
  • Journey Behind the Falls.
  • Maid of the Mist Boat Tour.
  • A ride on the Niagara SkyWheel.
  • Visit Skylon Tower (Canadian side) or Niagara Falls Observation Tower (American side).
  • Enjoy the view of the falls from the small roof terrace of the Niagara Brewing Company.
  • For the brave: look at the waterfalls from the zipline.

How to Get There

There are several guided tours from New York that last either 1, 2, or 3 days. On the way, various destinations such as Watkins Glen National Park or even the Thousand Islands in Canada are headed. Depending on how much time you have, you can book one of them with a clear conscience.

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Optionally, you can also reach Niagara Falls on your own from New York by rental car. Plan around 6 to 7 hours for the 400-mile tour.

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Two Days Washington D.C., Philadelphia & Amish Country

Day trip Outside of New York City

This tour combines several destinations: you visit the most important sights of D.C. and Philadelphia and then the interesting Amish Country. Departs from the Gray Line Visitors Center.

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This is what awaits you on this guided day trip from New York:

  • Philadelphia: Visit Constitution Hall and Independence Square.
  • Philadelphia: Visit the world-famous Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.
  • Philadelphia: Run up the Rocky Steps.
  • Washington D.C.: Visit the National Mall and the Lincoln Memorial.
  • Take an authentic Amish carriage ride and visit a traditional market.

Day Trip to the Hamptons

Day trip to Long Island City

A really great day trip is this trip to the well-known Hamptons on Long Island. We have already experienced this tour and were thrilled. What’s so awesome about the day trip to the Hamptons? You experience a completely different side of New York and can then go shopping at the Tanger Outlets.

Sights in the Hamptons

Don’t miss this on your day trip to the Hamptons:

  • Say Harbor.
  • Cooper Beach.
  • Tanger Outlets.
  • Montauk Lighthouse Museum.

How to Get There

There are several great guided tours from New York. Optionally, you can reach the Hamptons from New York by rental car or by train.

Three Days Niagara Falls, Toronto, and 1000 Islands

Day trip Outside of New York City

What a great tour, we’ve already done it with a rental car and were thrilled! With the Watkins Glen Canyon, the Thousand Islands, and Niagara Falls you will experience incredible nature. And with Toronto, you have one of the most relaxed and, for me, most beautiful cities in Canada on your itinerary.

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Sights on This Road Trip

  • Niagara Falls.
  • 1000 Islands.
  • Watkin’s Glen Canyon.
  • Maid of the Mist.
  • Take a boat tour in Toronto.
  • Visit the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

How to Get There

If you want to experience the highlights with a tour guide, check out this 3-day trip. Optionally, you can reach this road trip from New York by rental car or by train.

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Philadelphia and Amish County Day Trip from NYC

Day trip Outside of New York City

There are many super-exciting travel destinations in the immediate vicinity of New York: from Boston to Washington D.C., the Hamptons, and even Niagara Falls. All can be reached in a few hours. One destination that is often overlooked is Philadelphia!

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