Escape NYC for a Day With LIRR Getaways

Escape NYC for a Day With LIRR Getaways

(Courtesy of LIRR/MTA)

While the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is useful for folks commuting from Long Island to Manhattan and back again during the week, it can also take you places much more fun than work.  The LIRR runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get you where you need to go. But what about where you want to go? The LIRR will do that too!

This summer, take advantage of some great deals for LIRR getaways. Whether you want to go shopping, hit the beach, visit some wineries or stretch your legs outside of the big city, LIRR can take you there with packages that often include discounted round-trip rail fare during off-peak hours, ferry and/or taxi vouchers, as well as admission to the beach or coupon books worth hundreds of dollars in savings—depending what getaway(s) you book.

How does a wine tour sound? With Long Island Wine Tour, you will visit three wineries, have 3-4 tastings per winery and enjoy a buffet lunch in Long Island’s North Fork region. Available most Saturdays this summer and fall—check this website for specific dates and how to purchase tickets—guests can reserve their spots for this relaxing day. For more information about the tour, click here.

LIRR offers a Montauk Village & Golf getaway that takes riders—with the help of Lindy’s Taxi—to the furthest tip of the island for a great golf opportunity at a championship course with ocean views (open 364 days a year), shops unique to the area, tasty dining destinations and recreational activities like biking, fishing and boat charters. Stay for the weekend or stay for a week, with this getaway package, you’ll have access to discounts at some of the hotels and motels in the area, in addition to savings at the shops and sites.

Fans of outlet shopping can enjoy round-trip rail tickets to Deer Park Station and then a shuttle to/from Tanger Outlets – The Arches. In addition to the transportation deals, people who book this getaway will also receive a voucher to exchange at the Shoppers Services Center for a coupon book for additional savings at dozens of stores. For more information on the Tangers Outlets – The Arches getaway, click here.

LIRR Beach Getaways take you straight to Long Island’s South Shore for some fun in the sun. All beach packages provide round-trip rail tickets, bus, taxi and ferry travel and beach admission fees when needed. There are packages to Jones Beach State Park, Long Beach, Robert Moses State Park and Fire Island for miles and miles of sandy beaches and shorelines. Guests can also book a package to Captree State Park for fantastic fishing opportunities.

Folks heading to the Hamptons can sign up for LIRR’s Reserve Service that offers direct service from Penn Station every Friday at 4:06 pm and Montauk at 6:37 pm on Sunday (Monday if it’s a holiday weekend). With reserved seating and an at-seat bar service, riders can get to their Hamptons destinations quickly and with no highway travel necessary. Reservations are taken via email only. Click here for more information.

Also, check out the free MTA eTix™ mobile ticketing app that should be active at all LIRR stations in late August.

Enjoy your summer travels with LIRR!


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