100 Playland Pkwy, Rye
(914) 813-7000; www.ryeplayland.org
It’s close, it’s cheap, and it’s got something for everyone: a great kiddyland, seven historic rides (including the Dragon Coaster), and some high-thrill and water rides. Test it out in May when day passes are only $15 on select dates. If you love it (and you will!), a season pass, at $80, won’t break the bank.