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.
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Allison is a native New Yorker, who has lived in Rome, Tuscany, Melbourne, Toronto and Los Angeles. She frequently contributes travel pieces to Family Travel Forum, using her own children as guinea pigs as they travel the globe. She is fluent in Italian and Spanish and laughably adequate in French. Her background as an Early Childhood Educator gives her an added understanding of what it takes to travel with kids in tow. She firmly believes that the most important part of education takes place outside of the classroom, on the road, around the world. She never misses a chance to sample local delicacies, as her love for travel goes hand-in-hand with her love for food and wine. Follow Allison at @gourmetrav.