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Day Tours from New York

New York is the most populous and largest city in the United States. It stands as one of the world's most populous megacities with over twenty million people living in it as of 2017. The city has been described as the cultural, financial and media capital of the world with a significant impact on technology, education, entertainment, research, politics fashion, and tourism. New York holds lots of attractions for you, the Royal City Music Hall, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Rockefeller Centre, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Empire Building and many more landmarks and monument are some attractions that you will visit in New York.

Visiting New York, this article will offer you the adequate information you need to make the most of your New York day trips, giving you full details on the best attractions sites around the country. If you are considering having the best of times on your New York tour, outlined below are some must-visit locations for you.

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1. Washington D.C. Day Trip from New York

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Washington D.C. formally referred to as the District of Colombia is the capital of the United States. It was founded by George Washington, America’s first president after whom it was named. It sits on the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia. Washington D.C. holds lots of attractions that will make your day trip from New York most memorable.

The United States Capitol is recognized around the world as the symbol of the country, it is the seat of the House of Representative and the Senate. The interior of this dome is beautifully decorated with frescoes, relief, and paintings especially the Rotunda under the cast-iron dome where its walls have paintings from American history. To gain access into this building on your New York Day trip, you must make visiting arrangements through the visitor’s center. The White House which is the official residence of the President of the United States is another location to visit in Washington D.C. The visitor's center has interactive exhibits that give details about the White House and past Presidents, you can also spend some time exploring The Ellipse, the Elaborate Greek Revival treasury Building, and the 1871 Executive Office Building.

There is a countless number of places to visit for amazing experiences on your day trip from New York, visit the National Air and Space Museum will get you acquainted to the history of air and spacecraft making including the first Aircraft that was made in 1903 by the right brothers. Other places to visit on your New York day trip are; National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, National Mall and Veterans Memorial, National Zoological Park, Washington National Cathedral and the Lincoln Memorial.

Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

Reviews: 4.5 (739 reviews)

Duration: 11 to 13 hours


  • See the Capitol, White House and the Air and Space Museum
  • Drive past the Washington Monument
  • See the Vietnam and Korean War Mem...read more
Washington DC 1-Day Tour from NYC with US Capitol

Reviews: 4.0 (72 reviews)

Duration: 17 hours


  • See the best of Washington D.C. on a day trip from New York city
  • Access the US Capitol if option selected
  • Stop for a short visi...read more
Washington D.C. Escorted Day Trip from New York by Bus

Reviews: 4.6 (5 reviews)

Duration: 11 to 13 hours


  • Enjoy a fully escorted day trip to Washington D.C.
  • See the sights of the nation’s capital on a panoramic city tour
  • Visit the L...read more
Washington DC Day Trip by Bus from New York City

Reviews: 4.5 (75 reviews)

Duration: 1 day


  • Take a tour of the capital of the United States
  • See memorials such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • ...

2. Brookyln Botanic Garden Day Trip from New York

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden is one of the must-visit locations that promises a fun-filled day trip from New York. It is located in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City on a twenty-one hectares land area. Compared to other gardens I have seen, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is unique, it has many special gardens within it, amazing plant collections and the Steinhardt Conservatory; which houses a museum, plant pavilions, aquatic plant house, and an art gallery. This garden is a major tourist attraction in New York that command over 900,000 visitors annually.

This garden is one of the foremost cherry-viewing sites outside Japan, your New York day trip gives you the chance to explore over 200 cherry trees of forty-two Asian species. The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden promises a lot of fun on your visit, the garden is a blend of the ancient hill-and-pond style and more modern stroll style in which various landscape features are revealed along winding paths. It contains hills, a waterfall, a pond and an Island that were created artificially.

The Steinhardt Conservatory houses extensive indoor plant collections in three climates controlled building for tropical, warm, temperate and desert floras. The Cornelius Vander Starr Bonsai Museum is also located at the conservatory – it has the oldest collection of dwarfed and potted trees in the country. There is also an art gallery, an aquatic house with collections of tropical water plants, insect-eating plants that you can explore at Steinhardt Conservatory on your New York day trip.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Admission with 3-Course Dining at Yellow Magnolia Cafe

Duration: 1 – 3 hours


  • Guarantee your admission before you travel by booking tickets in advance
  • Once inside, explore the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at your own p...read more
Prospect Park Walking Tour

Reviews: 5.0(1 review)

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes


  • A small-group tour makes for an intimate way to explore the scenery
  • Get up close and personal with one of Brooklyn’s highlight parks

3. Manhattan Skyline Day Trip from New York

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If you are ever considering a trip to New York City then your day trip won’t be complete without a visit to Manhattan. Manhatan is the centre of the city which makes it a perfect spot for tourists during a visit to the city of New York. Several attractions such as the central park amongst others is sure to help you get the best of experience –the harmonious balance of scenic elements in this place is a beauty to behold.

The statue of Liberty is another universal symbol of freedom that welcomed lots of immigrants in the 20th century. You can take a view of the Liberty statue and take lots of amazing pictures to make the event memorable. You are not left out of the One World Observatory at the World’s Trade Centre which lets a great number of people in to experience panaromic views on different levels from United States tallest buildings. The breathtaking view from this place is one to reckon with.

There are a whole lot of other places you can visit such as the metropolitan museum of art, Chrysler building, The high line and many others. After a great day in Manhattan, the Theater District is a great way to end your day –lots of megamusicals, broadway shows, and several star driven revivals are sure to make you have the best experience during your day trip.

60-Minute Cruise Around the Statue of Liberty: Multilingual

Reviews: 4.3 (752 reviews)

Duration: 1 hour


  • Sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • Cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Marvel at the skyline of Lower ...read more
One World Observatory Ticket: Skip-All-the-Lines

Reviews: 4.6 (329 reviews)

Duration: 2 hours


  • Skip all the lines and proceed directly to the front of the elevator queue
  • Follow Ollie the Owl through special seasonal additions inclu...read more

4. Philadelphia Day Trip from New York

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Consider taking a day trip from New York to Philadelphia which stands as the largest city in the United States. There won't be any dull moment in your tour, the city of Philadelphia holds a lot of excitement and fun for you on your New York day trip independent of what your interests are, you will find something to love about this beautiful city. Start exploring the city from the Independence National Historic Park, this 55 acres Park with abundant landmarks including the Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Ben Franklin Museum will give you the history of the country.

The historic sections of the city, especially around the Delaware River, is lined with cafés, restaurants, and boutiques – you can spend the whole day shopping the best designs from many boutiques around and also whet your appetite with a sumptuous meal from one of the restaurants. Animal lovers can't afford to miss the excitement that awaits them at the Zoo of Philadelphia, it is the oldest Zoo in the country opened in 1874, it exhibits animals in on wire mesh cage constructed about 20 feet above the ground.

You can join the warm-weather party at the Spruce Street Harbor Park along the Delaware River, it features many activities including live music, floating gardens, ping pong, shuffleboard courts, and arcade games. Other must-visit places include; Franklin Square, Eastern State Penitentiary, City Hall, Magic Garden, Pat’s and Geno’s, and Fairmount Park.

`Philly & Amish Country Day Trip from NYC

Reviews: 4.3 (115 reviews)

Duration: 11 to 13 hours


  • See the world-famous Liberty Bell in Philadelphia
  • Visit Constitution Hall and Independence Square
  • Run up the "Rocky Steps"
From New York: Philadelphia & Washington DC 2-Day Tour

Reviews: 4.3 (66 reviews)

Duration: 2 days


  • Explore Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Elfert Alley on a panoramic tour of Philadelphia
  • Visit the famous Liberty Bell, Constitution Squar...read more
Discover Brandywine Valley: Private Driving Tour

Reviews: N/A

Duration: 10 hours


  • Enjoy this intimate driving tour and customize it to suit your desires
  • Discover the essence of the Brandywine Valley and visit its best ...read more
Philadelphia Tour from Alexandria by Rail

Duration: 1 day


  • Ride on a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Visit some wonderful museums
  • Go to all the most important sites
  • Go to Liberty Bell, Ind...read more

5. Bear Mountain State Park Day Trip from New York

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Your New York day trip experience will be cut short if you ignore visiting the Bear Mountain, State Park. This beautiful Park sits on a 5,205 acre of land on the west side of Hudson in Rockland country, New York. The Park has many facilities that offer fun-filled activities for all ages, including biking, skiing, swimming, boating, cross country running, ice skating, sledding and lots more that will make your New York day trip most memorable.

About a mile from the parking lot you can view the entire Bear Mountain State Park from the Bald Mountain, don’t hesitate to hike up the Bald Mountain to enjoy the scenic view of Hudson River and the Bear Mountain Bridge. Hessian Lake holds amazing experiences for your New York day trip from, you can row, paddle, swim, and fish along its shores – it also offers scenic and dramatic views of the mountains. You can take an impactful hike along the many trails to explore the Park, especially the paths around Hessian Lake running through several nice picnic areas in the forest.

Your kids should not be left out of the fun and excitement that your New York day trip to the Bear Mountain Park offers, you can take them for a ride at the Carousel for as low as a dollar per child.

Circle Line: Bear Mountain Full-Day Cruise

Reviews: 4.0 (14 reviews)

Duration: 8 hours


  • Full-day cruise from New York to Bear Mountain
  • Sail 2.5 hours each way along the scenic Hudson River, passing the Palisades, Grant’s To...read more
Private Tour: Hudson Valley Fall Foliage by Helicopter

Duration: 45 minutes


  • Private fall foliage helicopter tour of the Hudson Valley
  • Choose from a 30- or 45-minute flight
  • Hover over top Westchester Co...read more

6. Long Island Vineyard Day Trip from New York

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Taking a New York day trip into the quaint villages of Long Island is an experience you cannot afford to miss on your New York tour. This is one of the fast-growing wine region known for the production of alcoholic wine. This Island has been known for known to be a historical center for fishing and Seafood, you can hope to sample some delicious Seafood from the cuisines around while exploring the luxurious vineyard that is influenced the wine production in this region of the country.

Harmony Vineyards will be ready to welcome you on your New York day trip with a pour from their outstanding Bordeaux-style red blends and Chablis-style chardonnays. Tthere is live jazz by Ray Anderson and Steve Salerno on Saturday evenings and also show an indoor movie in the warmer months. Osprey's Dominion Vineyards gives perfect ambiance for a picnic, you can also let loose playing one of the multiple lawn games – being surrounded by the Long Island Sound and the Peconic Bay is an evidence that the 90 acre Vineyard has the best quality of grape, tourist have the chance to sample its best wines including Pinot Gris and Carmenere.

A 200 acre Macari Vineyard promise a treat on your New York day trip, your visit gives you the opportunity to enjoy its best wines with artisanal cheese or charcuterie plate. Many animals like goats, rabbits, donkey horses, and ducks roaming alongside the vineyard help to provide an extraordinary fertile environment with their droppings that yield the finest of grapes on the east coast.

Long Island Vineyard Tour

Reviews: N/A

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Choose from three centrally located meeting points
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city...read more
`Long Island Wine Tour from NYC - Day Trip: Meet the Winemakers, Taste Food and Wine

Reviews: 5.0 (1 review)

Duration: 8 hours


  • Escape the bustle of Manhattan for a North Fork adventure
  • Skip the hassle of a rental car and let your guide do the driving
  • ...
SoHo Wine Tasting and Walking Tour

Reviews: 4.5 (15 reviews)

Duration: 2 hours


  • 2-hour New York City wine-tasting tour in SoHo
  • Make two stops to sample a total of six wines paired with tasty dishes
  • Taste a...read more
Full-Day Wine and Dine Tour with Shopping from New York City

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes


  • Four hours of free time to shop at Woodbury Commons
  • Great discounts at over 220 designer boutiques and brand-name stores
  • ...

7. Empire State House Day Trip from New York

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The Empire State Building is one location you will not regret visiting on your New York day trip. It has been one of New York most visible attraction since its completion in 1931, it has appeared in a countless number of movies including the King Kong and Sleepless in Seattle.

This masterclass architecture stands out as the tallest building in New York City, view from the 86th-floor observatory is breathtaking – the enclosed observatory on the 102nd-floor deck stands as the highest point in the city where you can view the entire city and five neighboring states.

Prepare to stay in a long queue when you visit the Empire State Building on your New York day trip because you won’t be the only one visiting. To avoid the long queues and crowd, it is advisable you visit as early as 8:30 a.m. or during lunch and dinner hours. Tour tickets are sold from Monday to Wednesday every week, casual tickets give you a pass to the 86th floor, getting a pass to the highest point on the 102nd floor attracts a higher ticket.

NY Icons: Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty Cruise

Reviews: 4.0 (27 reviews)

Duration: 8 hours


  • Get stunning panoramic views of New York City from the 86th floor of the famous Empire State Building
  • Get up close to the Statue of Libe...read more
New York City: Private Helicopter Flight

Reviews: 5.0 (3 reviews)

Duration: 25 to 30 minutes


  • Enjoy amazing views of Manhattan on a private helicopter flight
  • Fly over Central Park and the Empire State Building
  • Choose fro...read more
New York City & Empire State Full-Day Guided Tour

Reviews: 4.0 (2 reviews)

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes


  • Visit the most important sites in New York City
  • Go to the top of the Empire State Building to get panoramic views of Manhattan
  • ...

8. Coney Island Day Trip from New York

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Coney Island is another location that holds amazing experiences for your day trip from New York. It is referred to as the leisure and entertainment destination of the Long Island, it holds a lot of attractions to wide audience especially for beachgoers who troop in to soak up the quirky ambiance of this beach area in the summer. Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park holds thrilling experiences on your New York day trip as you take a ride on the iconic wheel that has been in existence since 1920 – this Park also provides a breathtaking view of the Coney Island and Manhattan in distance.

The Coney Island Sideshows offers a respite of entertainment that will make your day trip from New York most memorable, the show has a traditional 10 in 1 continuous Sideshow that features 10 acts including a man who eats fire and a sword swallower.

Visit Nathan's famous hot dog stand at intersect of Surf and Stillwell avenues to sample the popular hot dog – it also offers outdoor and decent Seafood bars also. For more than 75 years, Williams’s candy has been the mainstay of the Coney Island, it offers ice cream, fudge, popcorn or candy- and caramel-coated apples and marshmallows – you can opt for a tasteful New York day trip experience.

NYC Tour: Brooklyn, The Bronx, Harlem, Coney Island & Queens

Reviews: 4.2 (233 reviews)

Duration: 5 to 7 hours


  • Learn about the cultural diversity of New York City on a guided tour
  • Get to know the most popular boroughs in New York City: Brooklyn, ...read more
New York City Coney Island Tour

Reviews: N/A

Duration: 3 hours


  • 3-hour, small-group tour to Coney Island
  • Explore local neighborhoods with a professional guide
  • Choose a small group tour for ...read more
A day at the beach in Coney Island from New York

Duration: 7 hours


  • Go to the Coney Island and swim in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Get on the roller coaster.
  • Get on the ferris wheel and motor cars.
Private Tour of Brooklyn Neighborhoods by Chauffeured Escalade

Duration: 6 hours


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize you...read more

9. Delaware River Day Trip from New York

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The Delaware River runs across five states in the United States including New York, New Jersy, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The Delaware River is full of gems and attractions, whether your interests are history, architecture, and nature, you will find enough to entertain and charm you on your New York day trip around the Delaware River region. The Trenton State House which sand as one of the state house which has been constantly renovated for tours – it is similar to the United State Capitol only that it has two parallel structures connected by the dome-crapped rotunda making it look like letter H.

Explore the Old Barracks Museum and learn more about the role it played during the Revolutionary War when it housed British troops. Lovers of history nature and literature will seize the opportunity to explore Walt Whitman House on a day trip from New York, it offers American poets Manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia.

The Adventure Aquarium in Camden offers more than 8,500 you can explore on your New York day trip, it is the only aquarium in the world with hippos and one of the six in the United State to house permanently the little blue penguins – it also offers the longest shark bridge in the world. Other places to visit for amazing experiences on your New York day trip includes; the Blockbuster-Sony Entertainment Center, Trenton War Memorial, The Pine Barrens and Grounds for Sculptures

Washington, D.C. Day Trip from New York

Reviews: 4.5 (751 reviews)

Duration: 11 to 13 hours


  • See the Capitol, White House and the Air and Space Museum
  • Drive past the Washington Monument
  • See the Vietnam and Korean War Mem...read more
Delaware River Kayak and Wine Day Trip from Manhattan

Duration: 10 hours


  • Experience a kayaking trip along the Delaware River
  • Choose between a single or double kayak
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch from a local...read more
1-Day Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Tour from New York

Duration: 1 day


  • Experience the beautiful scenery of waterfalls, and forested valley of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
  • Take the hiking tra...read more

10. Warwick Day Trip from New York

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Warwick is a must visit a location on your New York day trip if you are nature lovers. Warwick, just a short distance from New York City is an agricultural setting that offers the best of rest and relaxations to its residents and tourists. Be sure to explore the many attractions that speak more about the history, culture, and commerce, you will find more than 10 museums to get you acquainted to the history of this town. The Mount Peter Ski Area is a 69-acre land area that offers tourist 400 feet verticals for ski-able runs that is almost equally divided between beginners intermediate and advanced – the beginner area has a handle tow which makes learning easier and faster.

Warwick Town Park promise amazing experiences for you on your New York day trip, this 49-acre land area provides a natural environment where its visitors can wind down, socialize and relax.

Children can have good play time on the playground, baseball diamonds, and soccer fields are available in case you want to engage in physical and other sporting activities – you can also take a serene stroll along the walking trail to soak up the wonderful ambiance. Pacem in Terris is a trans-religious oasis that house many iconic sculptures, you should take time out to explore some of the amazing paintings in the galleries – you can also enjoy the art of Dr. Franck the author of "The Zen of Seeing" and bask in the music event that holds on Saturdays.

11. Ellis Island Day Trip from New York

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Ellis Island is one of the Islands that can make your New York City day trip a really amazing one. Several hypes and information have been heard about the Ellis Island and you might want to ask if it is worth the hypes, well, a trip to Ellis Island is definitely like a topping to your ice cream.

Ellis Island is a very beautiful Island with lots of attractions. This Island is rich in architecture –the buildings are really beautiful with the mouth-watering and breathe taking architectural designs. Thanks to exceptional beauties like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island Migration museum which is a real beauty to behold and lots of others. There is a room named as the “Silent Voices” which explores the Ellis Island aftermath from 1954. There are lots of artifacts and relics to fill you in on the rich history of this Island.

On your day trip from New York City to Ellis Island, you are sure to have numerous displays, tours and performances to ensure you have a spoil time during your stay. The tours and performances in Ellis Island are numerous and would almost be impossible to see all in one visit. A ranger led tour to see the Island of Hope and the Island of tears is definitely going to make your stay in Ellis Island a pleasurable and memorable one.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: 4-Hour Guided Tour

Reviews: 4.9 (1492 reviews)

Duration: 3 to 5 hours


  • Save time and hassle with early reserve line access to the Statue Ferry
  • Enjoy admission to the Statue of Liberty’s Pedestal and Museum
Statue of Liberty Pedestal, Ellis Island and Pre-Ferry Tour

Reviews: 4.2 (930 reviews)

Duration: 1 day


  • Get guaranteed access to the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island at your own pace
  • ...
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour with Student Guide

Reviews: 4.9 (25 reviews)

Duration: 3.5 hours


  • Tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with a student of an elite university
  • Get a prized access ticket to the pedestal of the Statu...read more
Statue of Liberty with Optional Ellis Island & VIP Upgrades

Reviews: 4.8 (426 reviews)

Duration: 4 hours


  • Travel on the Liberty Island ferry with reserved time tickets
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty Monument with access to the Pedestal
  • ...

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