Lonely Planet has a list of Ten Day-Trips From New York that I found to be pretty interesting which could possibly be of use to us in the future.
Kim and I aren’t big on day-trips but we like to take short weekend trips from home in Brooklyn, NY (staying over for a night or 2) at times. We’ll usually head to Philadelphia, other areas nearby in Pennsylvania or go upstate to New York.
Lucas used to hate being in the car, mainly due to being stuck in his car seat but as he is getting older, he is much better in the car now. Day-trips might be something for us to consider in the near future but then there is the factor that I don’t love to drive!