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Sometimes it's fun to get out of town as a family, even if only for a day. If you live near or around any of these top U.S. metropolitan cities, we have you some great family day trips for you! From apple orchards to state parks to living history tours, each of these day trip destinations offers something unique, fun and totally family-friendly! Check out these family day trip ideas:

Family Day Trips From Top U.S. Cities

Day Trips From San Diego

Day trips from San Diego can take you to an entirely different country! Explore this beautiful part of the country day by day!

San Diego
Take a day trip from San Diego, and you just may find yourself in a new country!

Day Trips From New York City

If you're looking to get out of the bustling Big Apple, check out any of these day trips from New York City — each one magical!

NYC Skyline
Escape the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple with any of these day trips from New York City.

Day Trips From Austin, TX

Texas is a BIG state with TONS of amazing places to explore. With Austin as your ground zero, you can venture off to many other Texas towns, both large and small. Here are some great day trips from Austin.

Austin skyline
Set Austin as your home base, and enjoy any of these day trip destinations.

Day Trips From Chicago

Whether you live in the Windy City or are visiting for an extended stay, you may want to escape the busy city life. You're in luck! There are plenty of day trips from Chicago to get your family excited!

Chicago skyline from Lincoln Park
The windy city sure is pretty! And so are the areas you can explore on a day trip from Chicago.

Day Trips From Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a fantastic destination on its own, but if you live there, you may want to explore surrounding areas if only for a day. Here are some great day trips from Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, PA
Take any of these day trips from Philadelphia for a fun family outing.

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