101 Day Trips from Westchester | Kids Out and About Westchester

101 Day Trips from Westchester


Beyond the Nest has great ideas for a staycation in town and for road trips on less than a tank of gas from Yonkers. We're full of ideas for travel as an individual, a couple or a family, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

Beyond the Nest is America's online guide to everything for seasoned adults and for those whose kids have flown the coop! We'll help you find out about great festivals, classes, vacation ideas, and all the best events near you!

Get Wild on a Hike  hiking png

  Old Croton Aquaduct Trail - From Yonkers to Croton-on-Hudson
  High Line and Walking Trail - New York, NY
  Cranberry Lake Preserve - White Plains, NY
Bear Mountain State Park - Bear Mountain, NY
Black Creek Preserve - Esopus, NY
Catskill Scenic Trail - Stamford, NY

 Time Travel Today  time travel png

  Philipsburg Manor - Sleepy Hollow, NY
Washington Irving's Sunnyside - Sleepy Hollow, NY
Lyndhurst Mansion - Tarrytown, NY
Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate - Sleepy Hollow, NY
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Esland - New York, NY
Tenement Museum of New York - New York, NY
Historic Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Mashantuket Pequot Museum & Resesarch Center - Mashantuket, CT

 Make Life a Beach  Beach png

  Orchard Beach, Pelham Bay Park - NY
Jones Beach State Park - NY
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk - NY
Long Beach - NY
Robert Moses State Park, NY
  Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ
Kirk Beach - Montauk, NY
Cape May - NJ

On the Waterways  Waterways png

  Hudson River Expeditions - Cold Springs, NY
  Downtown Boathouse - New York, NY
A Day Away Kayak Rental - Kingston, NY
West Point Tours - Highland Falls, NY
Hudson River Cruises - Kingston, NY
Hudson Sailing - Kingston, NY
Dutch Apple Cruises and Tours - Albany, NY


 Spend the Day at a Museum  Museum png

  Hudson River Museum - Yonkers, NY
  Museum of Modern Art - New York, NY
  Guggenheim Museum - New York, NY
  Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum - New York, NY
  Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY
New York City Fire Museum - New York, NY
Silverball Pinball Museum - Asbury Park, NJ
Philadelphia Museum of Art - Phildelpha, PA

 Explore These Cities  Cities png

  New York, NY
Hartford, CT
Albany, NY
Mystic, CT
Philadelphia, PA
Lancaster, PA (and surrounding Pennsylvania Dutch Country)

 All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)  transportation png

  New York Transit Museum - Brooklyn, NY
South Street Seaport Museum - New York, NY
  The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - New York, NY
  Staten Island Ferry - New York, NY
New Jersey Museum of Transportation - Wall Township, NJ
Northlandz, World's Largest Model Railroad - Flemington, NJ
Independence Seaport Museum - Philadelphia, PA
American Helicopter Museum - West Chester, PA

 Grow Some Fun at the Farm  Farm png

  Chappaqua Farmers Market - Chappaqua, NY
Pennings Farm Market - Warwick, NY
Jones Family Farm - Shelton, CT
Snyder's Farm - Somerset, NJ
Harbes Family Farm - Mattituck, NY

 Play Ball!  Ball png

  NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium - Bronx, NY
  New York Giants - Rutherford, NJ
  New York Rangers - New York, NY
New York Jets -  Rutherford, NJ
Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame - Springfield, MA
Philadelphia Eagles - Philadelphia, PA

 Connect with Nature  nature png

  Bear Mountain State Park - Bear Mountain, NY
  Rockefeller State Park Preserve - Pleasantville, NY
Delaware Water Gap - Bushkill, PA and nearby
Basha Kill Area Association - Wurtsboro, NY
John Heinz National Wildlife  Refuge at Tinicum- Philadelphia, PA
Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, PA

 Scientifically Speaking  science png

  Sony Wonder Technology Lab - New York, NY
American Museum of Natural History - New York, NY
Liberty Science Center - Jersey City, NY
New York Hall of Science - Corona, NY
The Franklin Institute - Philadelphia, PA
Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadephia, PA

Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks  amusement park png

  Rye PLayland - Rye, NY
  Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park - Brooklyn, NY
  Lake Compounce - Bristol, CT
Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari - Jackson, NJ
Splashdown Beach Water Park - Fishkill, NY
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom - Allentown, PA
Zoom Flume Water Park - East Durham, NY
Hershey Park - Hershey, PA

 Talk to the Animals  zoo png

  Bronx Zoo - Bronx, NY
  New York Aquarium - New York, NY
Maritime Aquarium - Norwalk, CT
Beardsley Zoo - Bridgeport, CT
Philadelphia Zoo - Philadelphia, PA
Adventure Aquarium - Philadelphia, PA

 Sip into Something...  winery png

  Torne Valley Vineyard - Hillburn, NY
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery - Warwick, NY
Two Roads Brewing - Stratford, CT
Rushing Duck Brewing Company - Chester, NY
Benmarl Winery - Marlboro, NY
Sanino Bella Vita Vineyard - Peconic, NY
Salem Oak Vineyards - Pedrickton, NJ

 Challenge Yourself  challenge png

  Silver Canoe Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking and Canoeing - Port Jervis, NY
New York Zipline Adventure Tours - Hunter, NY
Camelback Mountain Resort and Adventures - Tannersville, PA
Catamount Aerial Adventure Park - Hillsdale, NY
Belleayre Mountain - Highmont, NY
Howe Caverns Adventure Park - Howe's Cave, NY

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with our Beyond the Nest editor at carol@beyondthenest.com.

Most of these destinations are within an hour from Yonkers. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away