Day Trips

Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways for Spring Break

family travel

Not taking a destination family vacation over Spring Break? Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy cool new experiences and family fun with your kids. There are plenty of great Day Trips or Mini Getaways close to home, but a world away from your usual work-school grind for you to enjoy.

We have lots of fantastic ideas for fun close to home. So grab your keys, pack the kids into the car, and happy travels!

Related: 5 Fantastic Podcasts For Family Road Trips

Day Trips

New York

strawberry fields

Central Park, NYC

Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY

New-York Historical Society, NYC

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, NYC

MoMath: The National Museum of Mathematics in NYC

The MoMA in NYC

Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, NYC

Palisades Climb Adventure in West Nyack, NY


New Jersey

Brookhollow’s Barnyard Petting Farm

Fun at Brookhollow’s Barnyard Petting Farm, Boonton Township, NJ

Franklin Mineral Museum, Franklin, NJ

Flat Rock Brook in Englewood, NJ

Thomas Edison Historical National Park , West Orange, NJ

Day Trip: Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton Township, NJ

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, NJ

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ

Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ

Sahara Sam’s Oasis Water Park in West Berlin, NJ

Florham Park Roller Rink in Florham Park, NJ

Newark Museum in Newark, NJ


Related: Essentials for a Stress Free Family Road Trip


Mini Getaways

great wolf lodge

Get Ready to Get Wet: The Inside Scoop on Great Wolf Lodge

Family Water Fun at Camelback Resort’s Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark

Washington D.C. Family Vacation Guide

Washington, D.C. With Tweens

A Weekend in Boston With the Family

Bring the Whole Family for a Mid-Hudson Valley Getaway

48 Hour Get Away: Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY

New York City Trip for a Music Loving Teen

Weekend Getaway: Philadelphia’s Fantastic Museum Mile

Lions, and Elephants, and Water Slides, Oh My! The Inside Scoop on Kalahari Water Park

5 Amazing Spots for a Hamilton-Inspired Weekend in Historic Philadelphia


Top photo by Paula May on Unsplash

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