Day trips provide a great opportunity to explore new places and spend some quality time as a family away


Got a case of a cabin fever or just looking for something fun to do during spring break?  Here is a list of 9 day trip ideas to give you some inspiration.   Day trips provide a great opportunity to explore new places and spend some quality time as a family away from all the distractions.  From a tour of NYC aboard a double decker bus to a mission to space to learning how our country was founded, there is something fun for all ages.   

City Sightseeing

Seated 13-feet above street level City Sightseeing NY operates a fleet of buses, uniquely-designed with seating on the top deck only to offer all of its passengers a grand view of the sites of Manhattan. Discover New York City from top to bottom aboard with professional tour guides providing live narration pointing out the top attractions and entertaining with interesting facts and stories. The hop-on, hop-off style tours enable guests to depart the bus at over 40 different stop locations to further explore popular areas and attractions.

Buehler Challenger & Science Center

Fly space missions beyond your wildest dreams at the Buehler Challenger & Science Center.  They provide an unforgettable experience for both children and adults. Fly a variety of different space missions in their simulator and enjoy a unique hands on experience to learn more about science and space exploration.

Crossroads of the American Revolution

New Jersey’s story – the story of the Crossroads of the American Revolution - is one of tenacity, controversy and perseverance. It is a story that lives on today in the people and places of New Jersey.  There are lots of ways to explore the places that witnessed the Revolutionary War from guided tours to museums of the buildings, battlefields, homes, and encampments.  

The Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University

At the Academy of Natural Sciences, you can wander among towering dinosaur skeletons or discover an indoor tropical butterfly garden. Explore ecosystems from around the world through historic dioramas or be transported to the great outdoors through a hands-on discovery center for children. Visit their Special Exhibits Gallery for Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close, or watch scientists at work in Science Live or Fossil Prep Lab. There’s always something new happening at the Academy—plan your visit today!

Land of Make Believe

For 60 years, the Land of Make Believe has been entertaining families.  You'll find Exciting Rides, Shows, Attractions, Games, Water Park, and Picnic Area on over 30 acres.  Family favorites include Action River Ride, the Brand New Ferris Wheel, a Roller Coaster, Buccaneer Pirate & Wading Pool, "Black Hole" #1 Rated Waterslide, Grand Carousel, Sidewinder, Pirates Fort, Pirates Cannonball, Jump Around Frog, Mining Company and Lots, Lots More.

National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center was created by Congress to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.  As the Museum of We the People, the Constitution Center features hundreds of interactive exhibits including films and rare artifacts; must-see feature exhibitions; the internationally acclaimed, 360-degree theatrical production Freedom Rising; and the iconic Signers’ Hall, where visitors can sign the Constitution alongside 42 life-size, and bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.

Pocono Mountain Adventure

Pocono Mountain Adventures is a leader in adventure experiences throughout the Pocono Mountain region offering a long list of adrenaline firing options throughout the year. Outdoor attractions include Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes adventure park, Pocono Zip Racer 1,000 ft dual racing zip lines, White Lightning Snowtubing, skydiving beginning again in March, air tours with Moyer Aviation, Destination Earth Paintball, hiking along the McDade Trail in the nearby National Recreation Area, horseback riding, snowshoeing with Edge of the Woods Outfitters, hot air ballooning, and skiing at Shawnee Mountain and Camelback Ski Areas.

Statue Cruises

Experience New York's most popular attraction, Statue Cruises. Explore the Manhattan city skyline aboard Statue Cruises state-of-the-art vessels bringing guests up close and personal to America's iconic 305 foot Statue of Liberty and the nation's largest immigration station, Ellis Island Immigration Museum. 

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

Located on the campus of Montclair State University, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center has grown into the New York’s premier sports education center. The YBMLC is an engaging walk through the life and career of one of the most beloved sports figures of all time.  The museum’s dynamic new exhibit area traces Yogi’s childhood in the Great Depression to his ambassadorship of the national pastime – as a virtual walk-through American social history in the 20th century.