Day Trippers: Weekend Getaways Less Than 2 Hours From NYC Image via ClubGetaway.com

Kent, Conn.

Travel time: 1hr 45min
What to bring: Friends
Best for: Thrill seekers

To be frank, there's only one reason to go to Kent, CT: Club Getaway. A kids' camp during the week, by Friday night, the place transforms into a weekend paradise for adults looking for a little thrill in their lives. Grab a Groupon for you and your crew, and head out to Club Getaway, where you can channel your inner kid and get in line for a range of adrenaline-pumping activities like zip lining, rock climbing, water skiing, and even stunt fighting. Or, you can just kick back lakeside and indulge yourself in some sunbathing. The place has some pretty damn good food for being a camp, and drinks are on point, too, so there's really no reason not to go.

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