The Hotel: SpringHill Suites Tarrytown Greenburgh
The Location: Tarrytown, NY
The Deal: The “Minutes to Manhattan” package starts at $125 for two, and includes overnight accommodations in a king or double suite, two round-trip Metro North tickets to Grand Central, free shuttle service to and from the Tarrytown train station, complimentary breakfast buffet and free wi-fi. (Free parking is also available.) Use code: TRS. In addition to the on-site pool and fitness center, there are plenty of activities in the area from historic destinations like Lyndhurst mansion and Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate, to the quaint Hudson Valley village of Tarrytown, just a free 10-minute shuttle ride from the hotel.
Main Street is proud of its small town hustle and bustle, and antique and trinket hunters will happily burrow at Pretty Funny Vintage, while those in search of local artisan crafts will make their way to Whimsies Incognito, and hot dog lovers will find heaven between a bun at Lubins-n-Links, where $2.75 buys you a 100% all-beef, chicken, turkey, veggie, or tofu hot dog with two toppings. Fill your tea cup and share a scone with clotted cream at Silver Tips Tea Room and be sure to check the calendar for upcoming shows like Taj Mahal Trio, Rusted Root, and The Wailers at the Tarrytown Music Hall.
Valid Until: December 2011
The Car-free Directions: Roundtrip transportation on Metro North and shuttle service to hotel included in overnight package. If you want to travel farther away than the shuttle‘s four-mile radius, the hotel will arrange transportation with National Taxi. (SpringHill Suites Tarrytown, 220 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY, 914.366.4600, marriott.com)
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