We love to dish on family-friendly New York city for visitors from out of town, as well as suggesting destinations for New Yorkers to travel to. If you live in New York, you might consider family-friendly local destinations in Upstate New York or the Hamptons. These locations are within easy driving distance of the city. In Upstate New York, you can head to the Catskills, the Hudson Valley or the Poconos. You can also take the Amtrak down to Washington DC or up to Boston for cultural experiences.