Weekend Itinerary For A Perfect Family Getaway From New York City

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When you are working all week and the only thing you need is a break. Well, this weekend can be the best chance to escape from your workaholic routine. How about a getaway with your family this weekend? The fabulous attractions near New York city will surprise you and make you visit the places again. We have planned a weekend itinerary for you from New York City to Delaware Water Gap. Let’s gear up for your next family weekend ride.

Friday evening – Travel to Delaware Water Gap

Windup all your work till Friday evening. Now it is time to pack your bags and get ready for the journey ahead. Just 73.4 miles away from New York City is the hub of all adventure activities. It’s an hour’s drive from New York City to reach Delaware Water Gap.

Fill your belly

Have dinner in the best restaurants and bars of Delaware Water Gap. You can visit restaurants like Sycamore Grille for lip-smacking food and some entertainment on Friday night, Village Farmer and Bakery for something light or Joe Bosco for BBQ.

Reach your safe space

After satisfying your hunger pangs, reach your pre-booked vacation home to fall into a deep slumber. 

Saturday – Buckle up for fun

Try to wake up early in the morning so that you don’t miss out on early morning views and recreational activities that feel super soothing in the morning. Have breakfast and head towards Delaware Water Gap recreational park. Here you will find every sports activity and nature view you were longing for. 


Nothing feels better than indulging in boating, swimming, kayaking, paddling and canoeing in the early morning. Delaware Water Gap recreation area, fortunately, includes every activity a sports enthusiast looks for. You can rent a boat or kayak if you want, however free shuttle service is provided on weekends to those who bring their kayaks and canoes.

Hiking and waterfalls

150 miles of trail in the Delaware Water Gap recreational area are not less than a boon for hikers. The area comprises trails for every skill level. The Appalachian National scenic trail and Dingmans creek trail are two must-visit trails in the recreational area. Not only will you witness trails but also waterfalls located near them. The famous waterfalls are Dingmans, Silverthread, Bushkill, Fulmer and Deer leap. Additionally, the wildflowers and bald eagles will make you feel closer to nature.


American Shad, Brook trout, Brown trout, Channel catfish and Chain pickerel are some of the species of Delaware water gap recreational area. However one needs to follow certain regulations for fishing sports. Carrying a fishing licence is the first and foremost thing to remember if you are aiming for a fishing sport in the recreational area. Wear a life jacket to stay safe from underwater dangers. Fishing is allowed only in the designated areas and no fishing is allowed within 200 feet of the boat launch area.


The recreation area offers a variety of campsites. River camping campsite is available for kayakers and canoers. Groups should go for large campsites and if you are hiking on the Appalachian trail, choose backcountry camping.

Sunday – Last day of your trip

On your last day of the trip, one should visit places that take less time. This will help you to prepare for the return journey. We recommend you to visit the Antoine Dutot museum which was built in honour of Antoine Dutot. The man who was the founder of Dutotsville now known as Delaware Water Gap. The spot will remind you of the old Delaware Water Gap. It consists of the vintage classrooms, old rifles, documents and art pieces by regional artists. It stays open on Saturday and Sunday. However, the timings are subject to change so stay in touch with their Facebook page or contact them for more information

We hope you have visited every important spot mentioned above by Sunday evening. Now it’s time to head back to base. Reach your booked accommodation, collect your belongings, start your vehicle and buckle up for the journey to get back to New York City. It will take approximately 1 hour and 27 minutes to reach New York City. We hope you enjoyed your weekend. Just drive carefully and reach safely.

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