Depending on location, day trip ideas for seniors living in the northeast include a visit to New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Cape May and Baltimore. Southern states, such as Florida, have ideal locations for day trips, including Key West, Miami's South Beach and Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.
New York City offers Broadway shows, numerous restaurants and sites such as Wall Street and Midtown, while Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. are cities rich in history. Visitors can take in museums and restaurants. Philadelphia is also home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, while Washington, D.C. has the Washington and Lincoln memorials. Those wanting to visit a city on the harbor can choose Baltimore, which has the National Aquarium and Fells Point. Cape May has a winery and lighthouse.
When looking for day trip ideas further south, Florida offers several locations throughout the state. Key West is the home of the Ernest Hemingway's abode and the Key West Butterfly Conservatory. Florida Everglades, the Gulfstream Park horse racing track in Hallandale Beach, and the Miami Seaquarium are also sites to see in South Florida.
On the west coast, a day trip idea is to visit to Napa Valley, in Northern California, to sample the area's wines and culture.