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101 Family Day Trips and Day Trips Around Westchester

Remember, it's always best to follow each link to get details about your visit directly from your destination, since some places operate seasonally or by reservation, as well as to check each venue's COVID requirements (masks, limits, social distancing).

Looking for a family-oriented staycation in town or a road trip for less than a tank of gas from Westchester. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!  


We used 1 Main Street in Yonkers, NY as our starting point to estimate distances.


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Explore Gardens & Sculpture Gardens

  Barlett Arboretum - Stamford, CT
  Lasdon Park and Arboretum - Katonah, NY
Unison Arts - New Paltz, NY
Opus 40 Sculpture Park & Museum - Saugerties, NY
Lavenlair Farm - Whitehall, NY
Lavender by the Bay - East Marion, NY

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 State Park - Maplecrest, NY

Time Travel Today  Time Travel PNG

  Philipsburg Manor - Sleepy Hollow, NY
Washington Irving's Sunnyside - Sleepy Hollow, NY
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Esland - New York, NY
Tenement Museum of New York - New York, NY
Dinosaur State Park - Rocky Hill, CT
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

Splash into Some Water Fun  Splash png

  Tibbetts Brook Park - Yonkers, NY
Saxon Woods Park - White Plains
Wilson's Woods Park - Mount Vernon, NY
Splashdown Beach Water Park - Fishkill, NY
The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark - Monticello, NY
Zoom Flume Water Park - East Durham, NY

Spend the Day at a Museum  Museum PNG

  Westchester Children's Museum - Rye, NY
  Stepping Stones Museum - Norwalk, CT
  Children's Museum of Manhattan - 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
The Hispanic Society of America - New York
Asia Society and Museum - New York
El Museo del Barrio - New York
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian - George Gustav Heye Center - New York
The Studio Museum in Harlem - New York
Imagine That! - Florham Park, NJ
Philadelphia Museum of Art - Philadelpha, PA

Explore These Cities  City place png

  New York, NY
Hartford, CT
Coxsackie, NY
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
Lilymoore Alpaca and Llama Farm - Pleasant Valley, 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
John Heinz National Wildlife & Refuge at Tinicum- Philadelphia, PA
Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, PA

Scientifically Speaking  Science PNG

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

  Playland - Rye, NY
  Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park - Brooklyn, NY
Lake Compounce - Bristol, CT
Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari - Jackson, NJ
Sesame Place - Langhorne, PA
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom - Allentown, PA
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

Monkey Around at the Playground Destinations  Playground PNG

  Harbor Island Sprinkler Park and Playground - Mamaroneck, NY
Bruce Park - Greenwich, CT
Kingsland Point Park - Sleepy Hollow, NY
Hekscher Playground in Central Park - NY, NY

Get Active Indoors  Active Indoors PNG

  Legoland Indoor Discovery Center - Yonkers
  Chelsea Piers - New York, NY
Giggleberry Fair Indoor Famly Fun Center - Lahaska, Bucks County, PA
Crayola Experience - Easton, PA
Sportscenter of Connecticut - Shelton, CT

Challenge Yourself  Challenge png

Palisades Climb Adventure Ropes Course - Nyack, NY
Silver Canoe Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking and Canoeing - Port Jervis, NY
Adventure Park at Discovery Museum - Bridgeport, CT
Hunter Mountain - Hunter, NY
Camelback Mountain Resort and Adventures - Tannersville, PA
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 us on Facebook!

Most of these destinations are within an hour from downtown Buffalo. 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