Submitted by Anna Fader on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 12:21am NYC Weekend Getaway IdeasThere are 52 weekends a year, that's more than four-dozen opportunities to take a mini-vacation. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors with a hike or bike ride, relax at a regional resort, run around an amusement park, cool off at a water park, or hit the slopes, there are seemingly endless opportunities for fun within a few hours' drive of NYC. Don't have a car? Check out our section of car-free travel destinations. You'll find even more ideas on our other regional sites, like our NJ Day Trip Guide or our Connecticut Day Trip Guide. And don't forget to check out more guides and family travel ideas on our Travel site. Photo via Shutterstock. Category: Family TravelWeekend TripsTravel Regions: United StatesEastern USMid AtlanticNew YorkArea/Neighborhood: New York City More Day Trips and Weekend Getaways Family-Friendly DestinationsGet Outta Town: 30 Family Day Trips from NYC This FallSleep in a Lighthouse and More Hudson Valley Family ResortsAll A-Boo! Halloween and Fall Train Rides for New Jersey Kids 7 Favorite Upstate New York Getaways for FamiliesBest Family Day Trips North of NYC Popular Family Day TripsScience and Natural History Museum Day Trips Near NYCLegoland Discovery Center in Westchester: 15 Things to Do Crayola Experience Review: A Day Trip for DoodlersDinosaurs Return to New Jersey at New Field Station7 Must-Do Long Island Day Trip Ideas for Families5 Easy NY State Park Hikes for Families in Hudson Valley New York State100 Things to Do in New York State with Kids Before They Grow UpLetchworth State Park in Upstate New York Is a Must-SeeNiagara Falls: Family Bucket List Vacation SpotTop 30 Things to Do in the Adirondacks with Kids Family Friendly Resorts23 Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in the US and Caribbean7 Indoor Water Parks Perfect for a Warm Getaway Near NYCA Hudson Valley Family Getaway: Rocking Horse Ranch7 Family-Friendly Resorts with Lush Spas for WinterEverything to Know About Beaches Turks and Caicos All-Inclusive Caribbean ResortIs the New LEGOLAND Hotel in Florida the World's Most Kid-Friendly Hotel?