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LIRR Announces 2012 New York City Getaway Packages

MTA Long Island Rail Road has unveiled its 2012 package of New York City Getaways featuring two brand new Manhattan sightseeing attractions as well as many perennial favorites -; all available at significant savings over the regular price of round-trip rail travel, museum admission and purchases.

The LIRR's NYC Getaways are a savvy traveler's economical way to see all that the great town has to offer, from the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building to the Madame Tussauds and Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums.

This year's line-up of 18 attractions, special events, tours and shopping include two great new discount packages

  • Downtown Culture Pass -; Eight downtown Manhattan museums have banded together to create a pass, granting holders free admission and discounts in museum shops, including the National Museum of the American Indian and the New York City Police Museum.
  • Statue of Liberty Express -; See Lady Liberty in 60 minutes! Climb aboard the distinctive yellow ship for a fast and fun ride to Liberty Island and a seaside view of the Statue of Liberty from New York Harbor.

LIRR travel packages are also available for trips to the American Museum of Natural History/Rose Center for Earth and Space, the Intrepid, Madame Tussauds, and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Our Discovery Time Square package offers discounted admission to one of the current exhibits: CSI-The Experience or Dead Sea Scrolls. The Empire Adventure includes admission to NY Skyride at the Empire State Building, where you can also visit the iconic 86th floor observation deck.

Other Getaways include: The Ride, an advanced audio and video entertainment experience that turns the streets of New York into a stage; the 19th Original GLBT Expo 3/17-18 at the Javits Center - the world's oldest and largest business/entertainment lifestyle event for the gay community; the 2012 NY Times Travel Show (3/25-27) and 2012 NY International Auto Show (4/6-15) both also at the Javits Center; Macys VIP Shopping; and Bike and Roll NYC.

For details visit our online brochure at Deals & Getaways or pick up a 2012 LIRR NYC Getaways brochure at stations.