Three Spring Family Getaways Near NYC

DC cherry blossom fest

It’s a big world out there and nothing beats discovering it with your kid. Far-flung destinations are enticing but big-ticket trips take time and planning. Even if you haven’t planned ahead for the upcoming school holidays, you’re in luck. Three family-friendly urban centers are only a short train or bus ride from NYC.

Consider an impromptu getaway with our family travel guides to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. or Baltimore. Kids ages 2-12 pay only 50% of the adult fare on Amtrak, even for last-minute travel.

What are you waiting for? Ready, set, get going on your next family vacation.

Photo: Darren Barnes