Any ideas for a road trip for 17 year olds living in NYC?

A couple of friends and I want to go on a 1-2 day road trip in the greater NY area. We don't want to go to clubs or anything like that, but if there were a casino that is lax and lets in 17 year olds because they don't check, that is good too. Mainly though, just looking for ideas for where to go?

Update:

Sorry, I should have been more clear. Not specifically looking for casinos, just fun places to go in general for 17 year olds. The casino thing was a side note.

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  • 1 month ago

    Wait until you're 18 or older.  More doors will open for you then.

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  • DON W
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If you are interested in hiking or mountain climbing, 90 miles north of NYC is Lake Mohonk, where you can do both.  While staying overnight isn't viable for 17 year olds, you should be able to purchase a day pass which gives you access to the trails and to the rock face.

    If you want to be closer  to the city, Staten Island has a  lot of hiking trails that are very rural in nature.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Go to Jackson NJ spend the day at Six Flags and camp out at Turkey Swamp park.

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  • 1 month ago

    "Road trip" means that one of you has a car.  You cannot RENT one at your age. So we have to assume that Mom or Dad will let you take the family car.  You cannot stay at any hotel/motel/etc.  because - you are 17.  So that means DAY trip.  I would say that you should draw a circle on the map, on any place you can get to in 2 hours.  Decide on the kind of one-day fun you want to have - outdoors, like hiking, going to a county fair, tubing down an upstate creek - many, many more.  Pack some food - and research where there are places you would like to eat at - and bring a decent amount of cash.  There are all kinds of guides online about what is happening where and when in NY state (I live about 2 hours north of NYC).  The people you go with should all decide what to do, and be OK with that - and flexible if things do not work out 100 percent.  If you like to SHOP - then drive up to Woodbury Commons (less than 2 hours north on the Thruway) and spend the day there - plenty to do, just walking around and seeing things, and lots of places to eat.  If you are with good friends (no crazies or Future Felons . . .) then part of the adventure is just getting everybody TO the destination, having some fun - and getting home safe.  If you tell us more about what you like and do NOT like - and how many are going - I can give you much better ideas.  And what time of YEAR - the weather rules everything up here. 

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  • MS
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You aren't going to be able to stay anywhere if you are all 17.  Hotels will not rent a room to minors - even with parental permission - because minors cannot enter into contracts.  NO legit hotel will allow you in.  You have no chance of getting into casinos, bars, or anything like that. 

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  • 1 month ago

    W.T. is right that your major problem is finding a hotel that will take you. Most won't- you can't be held to a contract at 17, and hotels are tired of teens trashing their rooms. You can look on Air B&B to see if someone will rent an apartment to you. No bar or casino is crazy enough to let 17 year olds in- they get in serious legal trouble if they do that. 

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  • 1 month ago

    None.  No hotel or hostel in the USA will rent a room to someone under the age of 18. Most hotels require age 21. Even national & state parks and private campgrounds require age 18.  No casino will allow someone under the age of 21 into the gambling area. 

    Either travel with an adult or wait until you are an adult. 

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  • Robin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    austin texas of course

    • Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      No no no no no.  We have too many idiots here already.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Forget it.  They will check your ID at the door.

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