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LIRR Getaway Packages - The Best Way to See New York City

The Long Island Rail Road's line up of New York City Getaways for 2013 are the savvy traveler's economical way to see all that the great town has to offer, the finest attractions, special events and shopping, all at a significant savings over the regular price of round-trip rail travel, admission and purchases.

This year's line-up of 18 attractions, special events, tours and shopping includes:

  • The Downtown Culture Pass, which covers admission and discounts at eight Manhattan museums including Fraunces Tavern Museum, Museum of American Finance, Museum of Jewish Heritage, National Museum of the American Indian, New York City Police Museum, Skyscraper Museum and the Tribute WTC Visitor Center.
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: This former U.S. Navy warship, with 30 restored aircraft, the former USS Growler submarine and famed faster than sound Concorde, offers a snapshot of heroism and education and dynamic adventure for visitors of all ages.
  • Madame Tussauds New York: The world famous wax museum offers over 200 life-like celebrities from the worlds of film, TV, history, politics, music and sports, plus the Cinema 4D Theater where you will experience the 4th dimension of 3D with the latest in special effects.
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square: Offers visitors the ultimate insight into the world of the odd and bizarre. Hundreds of weird and unusual artifacts are displayed in more than 20 themed galleries.

In addition, the LIRR continues to be the best way to enjoy these ever-popular New York City destinations: American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Space, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the Moving Image, New York Yankees Behind the Scenes Tour, The Statue of Liberty Express, Macys VIP Shopping and Circle Line 2-Hour Semi-Circle Cruise.

Customers can learn more at the LIRR website www.mta.info/lirr and clicking on “Deals & Getaways” and then “New York City Getaways,” or they can pick up a 2013 Long Island Rail Road ‘New York City Getaways' brochure at Penn Station and other LIRR stations.