MTA Press Releases

Press Release
April 12, 2019
IMMEDIATE
Metro-North Railroad Presents Regional Travel Showcase at Palisades Center Saturday, April 13 from Noon to 4 p.m.
Free Exhibiting Event Features Area Destinations, Attractions and Raffle Prizes

Spend the afternoon exploring some of the region’s best travel destinations, all within easy reach from Metro-North stations, at the Palisades Center Presents Metro-North’s Get Out & Go Show in West Nyack, New York this Saturday, April 13, from noon to 4 p.m.  The event is a platform for regional businesses, cultural destinations and recreational venues to promote local tourism, an economic driver for the region.

Just in time for spring, and for those planning a summer retreat, this free event will highlight a wide range of getaway deals to tourist destinations, summer festivals, recreational activities and cultural venues around New York City, Connecticut and the Hudson Valley.

Representatives from area destinations and attractions will be on hand to help you plan getaways for spring and summer – whether it’s a family outing, an outdoor adventure, or the chance to indulge in some of the best dining the region can offer.      

“Saturday’s event is a wonderful way for us to help area residents discover how easy it is to hop on Metro-North, experience popular attractions, and become tourists in their own backyard,” said Catherine Rinaldi, Metro-North Railroad President.  “Metro-North is pleased to partner with Palisades Center to host the event and Hudson Valley Parent and Edible Hudson Valley Magazines to get the word out about how the railroad offers a convenient, sustainable way to explore travel destinations and support the region’s economic growth and vitality.”

Stroll through the Get Out & Go Show to pick up ideas on what to discover close to home things to do and places to go. The Hudson Valley and NYC are top destinations for tourists from around the country and abroad.  The Hudson Valley is a great place to discover unique hiking spots, unusual art exhibits, award winning restaurants and that family recreational outing you have been waiting for. Discover how much fun it is to be a tourist in your own backyard. You don’t need to travel hours to have your best summer experience.  

Exhibitors at Saturday’s Palisades Center Presents Metro-North’s Get Out & Go Show include: 

Dutchess County Tourism
Westchester County Tourism
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
City of Newburgh
Storm King Art Center
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Playland Park (Rye Playland)
New York's Best Experiences
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts Garner Arts Center
Garner Arts Center
Empire City Casino
Trinity Cruises
Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo)
Jazz in the Valley
Hudson Valley Parent Magazine
Edible Hudson Valley
Lime Rock Park
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Yonkers Tourism Alliance
National Parks Conservation Association
Discover Peekskill
Long Island Rail Road
Hudson Rail Link

While exploring travel deals and excursions, event attendees can enter raffles for the chance to win such getaway prizes as:

  • 1 family membership to Storm King
  • bi-plane ride
  • family 4-pack for Rye Playland
  • pair of tickets to summer Caramoor concert
  • Gift certificate for 2 on Sightseeing Hudson River Cruise
  • 4 Bronx Zoo Total Experience tickets and 2 zipline tickets
  • 4-pack Jazz in the Valley Festival tickets
  • Lime Rock Park Race Tickets
  • Ripley's Family Pack
  • New York State Trip for Two

And those who can't make it to Getaway Day, don’t have to miss out on travel deals.  Simplly visit: 
http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/getaways.htm for a complete listing of Metro-North’s discount rail Getaway packages, customer deals for shows, festivals, and much more. 

Ride Metro-North to Palisades Center:

Take the HHudson Line neto Tarrytown Station or the  Harlem Line to White Plains Station. From there board the Hudsonlink  bus to the Palisades Center. Or before your trip, Visit https://www.zipcar.com/metro-north  to reserve a car (Zipcar located at the station).  

The deal:

  • Package price from Grand Central Terminal/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $21.50; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $16; children 5-11, $2; children under 5, free. Package includes rail, bus and a free Palisades Center shopping bag.
  • Package price from other stations: check here for price from your boarding station.

Purchase your rail/admission ticket from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding Tarrytown and White Plains Stations).

Deals & Getaways brochures, with a complete listing of packages, are available at Grand Central Terminal, all Metro-North ticket offices, and at hotels and visitor centers throughout Manhattan.

Select Quotes Metro-North’s Get Out & Go Show partners/exhibitors:

Mary Kay Vrba, President and CEO Dutchess Tourism, Inc., said: “The ‘Get Out and Go’ show is a place to discover your own back yard. Come visit with us for the day to pick up ideas on what to do this summer on those great summer weekend. The Hudson Valley is a great place to discover unique hiking spots, unusual art exhibits, the best food in the nation and that family baseball outing you have been waiting for. You don’t need to travel hours to have your best summer experience. “

Terrie Goldstein, publisher of Hudson Valley Parent said: “The Hudson Valley offers some of the best places for families to visit. From the Walkway Over the Hudson and the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. To biking on the rail trails and hiking the Minnewaska State Park Preserve.  The Hudson Valley is the real-deal for family fun.”  

Catherine Horvath, Assistant Marketing Director at Palisades Center said: “We are thrilled to be co-hosting this special staycation exhibition alongside the Metro-North Railroad events team! We were honored to host the exhibition to bring awareness as a part of our tourism efforts to the Southern New York area and to promote sustainability within Rockland County.”

Jennifer Solow, Edible Hudson Valley and Edible Westchester publisher said: The beauty of the Hudson Valley stretches far and wide. Edible Hudson Valley is the perfect companion for savvy visitors seeking out the best places to see, stay, eat and drink. Our print and digital publications combined with extensive social media, deliver local insight for travelers wanting to discover all the region has to offer.  Edible Hudson Valley is delighted to work with Metro North at Get Out & Go Show. This event promises to make visiting exciting and easy.”