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Have Fun with These 9 Summer Day Trip Suggestions

 

Having enough time to ourselves and to indulge in our favorite activities and hobbies can seem like a daunting proposition when you’re a working adult with responsibilities left and right. Gone are the days when summer break meant an almost endless amount of days to slowly figure out what you want to do and who you want to spend it with.

However, it’s important for us to remember that our well-being is directly tied to how much quality time we spend on ourselves. If you’ve been neglecting to take some time off (or you were just unable to), you’ll want to grab the opportunity coming your way this summer. It’s understandable that you might still only have a limited amount of time to take a break, so we’ve listed down out top favorite summer day trips just for you right here:

Go Camping

If you’re looking for an activity that can be planned, organized, and prepared for on the spot, camping is one of it. All you’ll need is a tent, a sleeping bag, and a backpack and you’re good to go. For food supplies and other essentials, you can always stop along the way to your intended camping ground.

Suggestion: Camp Gateway Brooklyn Tamarak and Goldenrod

Location: Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY 11234

Visit an Art Museum

Summer can get hot, and if you’ve never really been interested in outdoor activities that generate sweat, the museum seems like a pretty cool alternative (literally). Admission is usually free or kept to a minimum, and you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to spend an entire day indoors with the many fascinating exhibits on display. 

Suggestion: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Location: 11 West 53rd St., New York , New York 10019

Opening Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Mon to Thurs, Sat & Sun), 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Fri)

Website: https://www.moma.org/

Go Hiking 

As physical activities go, hiking is pretty high up on most people’s list. It’s relatively easy to pick up and get used to, and there are usually beginner trails that everyone can start off with. Just make sure to put on a good pair of shoes, bring along a water bottle and even some light snacks to munch on whenever you rest along the way.

Suggestion: Sleeping Beauty Mountain @ Fort Anne

Distance: 5 to 7.5 miles (depending on route)

Have Some Fun at the Water Park

Even if you’re not into water slides or other kinds of water amusements, it’s still a good place to visit during the summer. If your goal is to soak in the sun and indulge in a good book, this is as good a place as any. It’s also one of the summer’s most inexpensive activities, and it’s definitely a lot of fun for people looking to have fun.

Suggestion: SplashDown Beach

Location: 16 Old Route 9 West, Fishkill, NY 12524

Website: https://splashdownbeach.com/

Enjoy a Summer Concert

Summer is one season of the year where most activities are held outdoors due to ideal temperatures. That means that concerts can be enjoyed under the night sky too. Rather than sit at home and stare at a screen, you should consider attending a summer outdoor concert. Most of them are free, and if you’ve got a picnic basket and a couple of friends with you, you’re bound to have a good time.

Suggestion: Blue Note Jazz Festival @ Several Locations

Location: Several Locations (do check out the website for more info)

Website: http://bluenotejazzfestival.com/

Visit a Farm

Although you can always buy what you need at the supermarket or farmer’s market, picking your own produce for consumption is an entirely different scenario. For one, you’ll literally be able to enjoy the fruits of your harvest, and it’s also an excellent opportunity for young children to understand just how their food is grown and harvested.

Suggestion: Samascott Orchards

Location: 5 Sunset Ave, Kinderhook, NY 12106

Opening Hours: Do check the website for more info

Website: https://www.samascott.com/

A Day at the Zoo

Zoos aren’t just for excited children. As adults, you might even realize just how much there is to discover and learn about our planet’s creatures. Though food prices can be a little steep, the experience will definitely be worth it. Just remember that weekends are bound to be packed with families, so do visit during a weekday if you prefer not to join the crowd. 

Suggestion: Central Park Zoo

Location: 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460

Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon to Fri), 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Weekends & Holidays)

Website: https://centralparkzoo.com/

Explore the Local Library

Libraries are more than just a collection of books these days. Even if you’re not into reading, you can still enjoy a cooling and quiet atmosphere with the library’s many other multimedia resources. From e-books and audiobooks to DVDs and other free programs, the library can actually be a good source of indoor activities for all ages.

Suggestion: New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Location: 476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Opening Hours: Do call (917) 275-6975 for more info

Go for a Wine Tasting Experience

Chilling with a glass of red or white doesn’t necessarily have to mean buying a bottle or two back home. In fact, since summer is just around the corner, you can always consider stopping by the nearest winery for a wine tasting session instead. Some places even offer free tasting sessions, so do call them to confirm and start marking your calendar.

At Majestic Transportation Services, we are the wine tour limousine company you will love to hire. You can leave your worries about driving behind when you hire our limousine service for your wine tour. 

Our Westchester car service is available to you 24/7, 365 days a year, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our reliable chauffeurs are some of the best drivers on the road, and you can rest assured that each and every ride in any of our luxurious vehicles will be in absolute comfort and safety. For more information, do give us a call today or book our New York car service online. 


Posted on Jun 12th 2019

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