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 Fall7 Indoor Water Parks Perfect for a Warm Getaway Near NYCPolar Express and Santa Trains Near NYC This Holiday Season9 Picture-Perfect Holiday Day Trips Near NYCQuick No-Fly Getaways for Burned-Out Parents in the NYC Area Popular Family Day TripsPick Your Own Guide to Farms Near New York CityScience and Natural History Museum Day Trips Near NYC5 Easy NY State Park Hikes for Families in Hudson ValleyLegoland Discovery Center in Westchester: 15 Things to Do 5 Fun Day Trips From New York City Without A Car100 Things To Do in NYC with Kids Before They Grow Up New York State100 Things to Do in New York State with Kids Before They Grow Up30 Things to Do with Kids in the Hudson Valley7 Favorite Upstate New York Getaways for FamiliesSleep in a Lighthouse and More Hudson Valley Family ResortsNiagara 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 Caribbean25 Best Warm Winter Family Vacations A 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?