Summer time is here which means it's time to plan fun day trips for you and the family. Whether you love the beach, the mountains or just finding a good place for relaxing, you can find it all just a short weekend road trip away from New York City.
While Washington, DC may be a sightseeing dream, there are plenty of other highlights in the region that shouldn't be missed -- especially if you want to get off the beaten path and escape the typical tourist spots in the area. These destinations are worth a weekend road trip away from the city, whether you're craving culture, history or a little fresh air.
Seattle itself is full of fabulous restaurants, great art, markets, shopping and natural beauty -- but the surrounding mountains and farmland mean there's also spectacular hiking, skiing, wine tasting and more to explore beyond the city limits.