The best day trips from New York City are how seasoned city dwellers escape and blow off steam. A change of scenery—whether a road trip, a weekend getaway or a shorter day trip you can do in just two hours from NYC—is a great way to clear your head and feel revitalized. But our list does something more: all of the highlighted destinations are not only excellent places to relax but offer an abundance of activities for both the adventurous and cultural set. Ready to get traveling?
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Ex-Brit turned Manhattan resident since 2008.