River ViewHudson River Museum511 Warburton Avenue
Adult tickets: $7
On its website, the Hudson River Museum insists it's the only museum in Westchester County “that offers art, science and history.” That mix makes for a compelling day trip, especially since the Hudson River remains one of the region's great gifts — and worth taking a trip north to reflect on.
Celebrate SagamoreSagamore Hill$10 for Theodore Roosevelt Home
The National Historic Site asks visitors to check in at the Old Orchard Museum before visiting the home of President Theodore Roosevelt. Sagamore Hill is perfect for a daytime jaunt, a place where history and natural beauty come together. It's easy to see what the 26th president loved about the property, where tours teach about his “summer White House” and the land surrounding it.
A Rockin' Day TripThe Rockawaysferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/route/rockaway
Oh, the Rockaways — the way that New Yorkers get away without actually leaving New York City. The $2.75-per-ride NYC ferry via the Hornblower company now links lower Manhattan with the Rockways, where food trucks find fame and the mix of relaxing and gritty remains a draw for visitors of all ages.
Your Back YardsHudson Yardshudsonyardsnewyork.com
Do you live there or is Hudson Yards a trek from your building? Either way, this is your first summer with Hudson Yards, the massive really-West-Side development. Tour the Shed, see a show, have a drink and do battle at the mall that arrived after we were told that malls are dead. Decide for yourself about the controversial architectural choices and whether it's just too windy as you walk over there.