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 DestinationsWinter Day Trips: 10 Family Fun Spots Near NYC8 Indoor Water Parks Perfect for a Warm Getaway Near NYC10 Inexpensive Winter Weekend Getaways for NYC Area FamiliesBest Family Resorts in the Pocono MountainsSkiing, Snowboarding, & Snow Sports Guide Popular Family Day TripsBest Snow Tubing Spots Near New York CityScience and Natural History Museum Day Trips Near NYC100 Things to Do in New York State with Kids Before They Grow UpFamily Amusement Parks & Water Parks Guide5 Fun Day Trips From New York City Without A Car100 Things To Do in NYC with Kids Before They Grow Up New York State30 Things to Do with Kids in the Hudson Valley11 Family Camping Spots Near NYCLetchworth State Park in Upstate New York Is a Must-See7 Favorite Upstate New York Getaways for FamiliesA Hudson Valley Family Getaway: Rocking Horse RanchTop 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 7 Family-Friendly Resorts with Lush Spas for WinterSleep in a Lighthouse and More Hudson Valley Family ResortsQuick No-Fly Getaways for Burned-Out Parents in the NYC AreaFlorida Family Travel GuideIs the New LEGOLAND Hotel in Florida the World's Most Kid-Friendly Hotel?