If you're feeling nostalgic for a summer adventure filled with cotton candy and Ferris wheel rides, it might be time for some family-friendly fun at one of these amusement parks near NYC. There's no shortage of amusement parks and water parks for New York City-based thrill-seekers, but if you don't have a car, some amusement parks can seem out of reach. Fear not, we’ve rounded up the best amusement parks near NYC that are easily accessible via public transportation. Remember the sunscreen and forget the parking (and rental car) headaches with these picks.
From the thrilling roller coasters of Six Flags in New Jersey, to the mega theme park fun of Legoland New York in the Hudson Valley, we've found a selection of great amusement parks no matter your interest. Find more summer fun in our Guide to Amusement Parks and Water Parks Near NYC.