Day trips from New York City – where’s accessible?

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New Yorkers will often tell you that their city has it all – but this isn’t quite true. While there’s an abundance of bars, restaurants, attractions and hotspots to visit, there’s still a lot to be gained from venturing out of the Big Apple. This is why you shouldn’t be concerned about planning a day trip if time is on your side during your next holiday to the New York. With this in mind, here are three places that are easily accessible from New York.


A train from Manhattan to Philadelphia takes roughly 90 minutes. In fact, the transport links are so strong between the two cities that it’s not uncommon for people to commute from one to the other. Philadelphia is the sixth most populated city in the US, so there’s plenty of hustle and bustle there. Just one of the major tourist attractions is the iconic Liberty Bell. Once you’ve swallowed the affordable cost of a train, you should find that Philadelphia is significantly cheaper than New York.

Washington DC

Don’t write off the train from New York to Washington DC just because of how long it will take. While the journey typically takes around three and a half hours, it’s ideal for early risers who can leave Manhattan by 7am and be enjoying the capital by 11am. There’s a load to do in DC, starting with a visit to the White House.

Chester, Vermont

Sometimes it’s necessary to take a step away from the big city and enjoy a different kind of life. Therefore, when you get bored of the skyscrapers in New York, you can always head to Chester in Vermont. This day trip relies on a plane journey, but it’s affordable at around £90 return and quick at just over 60 minutes. The quaint little town is steeped in history and has a population of only 3,000 people.

Time to explore!

New York is fabulous – but it’s not the be all and end all. If you’re soon to visit the city, don’t be afraid to venture to places that are just a short journey away. To kick-start, your trip, don’t forget to apply for an ESTA visa so that you’re able to enter the USA.