Metro-North to Host 10th Annual Staycation Event in Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, May 22

Metro-North Staycation Showcase
Metro-North Staycation Showcase

Just in time for Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer, discover places to go and things to do that are an easy train ride away at MTA Metro-North Railroad’s 10th annual Staycation Showcase at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday, May 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Explore the season’s hottest events, attractions and outdoor adventures for daytrips and weekend escapes, and begin making your own summer getaway plans. The free event turns Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall into a “staycation station’ for exploring great places to go and things to do, enjoy music performances and enter to win great getaway prizes.

This free event highlights a wide range of special, wallet-friendly discount rail packages to more than 25 attractions, destinations, historic treasures. cultural venues around New York City, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

“The Staycation Showcase is a wonderful way for us to help our customers discover how easy and economical it is to hop on Metro-North, experience popular attractions, and become tourists in their own backyard,” said Catherine Rinaldi, Metro-North Railroad President.  “This is our tenth year holding this event, one that supports our region’s economic growth and vitality.”

Everyone needs to get away, even if it’s just for a day. Metro-North’s tourism partners and discount rail packages offer a diverse range of affordable options. Whether it’s a family outing, romantic weekend or outdoor adventure. Come to Getaway Day to check out:

New York Sightseeing Pass
New York Stewart International Airport
City of Newburg
Columbia County Tourism
Trinity Cruises
Westchester County Tourism
New York Botanical Garden
Hudson Valley Parent  
Pine Ridge Dude Ranch
Storm King Art Center
On Location Tours
National Parks Conservation
Visit New Haven
Town of Fairfield
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
City of Milford
Connecticut Rail Hartford Line
New York's Best Experiences
Rye Playland
Empire City Casino
Discover Peekskill
Grand Central Shops & Dining Partners
Long Island Rail Road

While pursuing travel deals, enjoy live music performed by musicians from the MTA Music Under New York program and enter for a chance to win a getaway day prize.

Everyone attending the Staycation Showcase is eligible to enter a drawing to win such prizes as:

  • 2 Adult Flex-5 New York Sightseeing passes
  • 2 Farm Fresh Blueberry or Apple Picking Tours
  • Restaurant Gift Certificate
  • Discover Peekskill $100 Gift Card
  • Family 4-pack of tickets to New York Botanical Garden
  • Pine Ride Dude Ranch family overnight for 4 people
  • ON LOCATION tour tickets
  • Family 4-pack of tickets to Mystic Seaport Museum
  • Family 4-pack of tickets Essex Steam Train & Riverboat excursion (value $120)
  • Family 4-pack of tickets Norwalk Maritime Aquarium
  • Round-trip ride for 4 on the Hartford Line
  • Family 4-pack of tickets for Playland Park
  • Putnam Wine & Food Fest Tasting Tickets

Metro-North’s packages, itineraries and Station Stop Happenings are available online year- round. Visit Metro-North’s Deals & Getaways for year-round favorites include:  West Point Tours and seasonal adventures like, Bannerman’s Island Cruise  or Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Deals & Getaways brochures have a complete listing of packages. You can pick-up your brochure at Grand Central Terminal or any Metro-North ticket office.