....friends of mine and I do it all the time. Decide when you want to leave and where you want to go and when you want to come back. Then check your timetables and set your schedule! Its easy and its fun. Lets see, for you, you could go east to Atlantic CIty, then west to Philadelphia and beyond and return via Phila and PATCO. Or, to Camden, up the River Line to Trenton to anywhere on NJT or NY and LI on the LIRR or to Philly et al and home. How much do you want to spend, how much time do you have, what haven't you done yet? We travel from Upstate NY to Northern Jersey someplace and ride into NYP and all the way out to the end of the Island or to Waterbury, Danbury, Wassiac, Poughkipsee (?) or to Bay Head or...we leave upstate NY as early as 5am and get home as lete as 1am. We ride trains, subways, elevated trains, trolleys, ferries, and buses or walk. MU's, diesel pulled, electric pulled; if its on rail, we ride: AMTRAK, NJT, MNRR, LIRR, SEPTA, Staten Island, River Line. NY Waterways and the Staten Island Ferry. Very often wes spend less than $50 per person, including food and gas. Spend some time looking at your timetables and your wallet and where you want to go and what you want to see. This time of year is great because foliage is gone and you can see things not normally seen, but daylight is scarce and its cold out. Summer is warm and daylight is plentyful, you can get off the ride and look closer at waht you want to see. We have to add 2 to 3 hours at each end of the day, you just have to walk to the station: GO!