Avon Manor Inn

Avon Manor Inn

Frequently, we car-dependent Americans tend to forget, overlook, or discount traveling via public transit. In addition to being the environmentally-friendly method of long-distance travel, public transit is affordable, more convenient than driving in winter weather, and a real time-saver. Train travel, especially, can also be a charming and entertaining way to reach your destination! Today, EscapeMaker is focusing on NJ Transit, to show you a variety of weekend getaway destinations you can reach via its comprehensive bus and rail lines. Once at the local station, you may be able to walk to these properties, take a short taxi ride, or rent a car. Enterprise Rent-a-Car will pick you up at most of these stations, and the company is offering EscapeMakers a special offer. Book your Enterprise car through this link, and you will get a 5% discount on your reservation! All you need to do now is find a resort, hotel, inn or B&B which suits your fancy, hop on board, and let someone else do the driving!

1. The Avon Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast & Cottages Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ Located just one block from the finest beach and boardwalk in NJ, this inn with adjoining cottages boasts the largest wraparound porch in the region. You stay includes a full breakfast off the extensive menu. Services and amenities include an outside fireplace, beach badges, chairs and towels, internet access, all day tea and a backyard putting green. Enjoy the Atlantic Club & Spa and golf lessons nearby.

To Get There: Take the North Jersey Coast Line to the Bradley Beach train station on NJ Transit The Inn is a quick taxi ride (Belmar Cab 732-681-TAXI) from the station. This station is serviced by the Enterprise Belmar location.

Another option in the NJ shore region is Sandy Hook Cottage accessible by the Middletown, Hazlet, Red Bank or Little Silver NJ Transit stops and only a 20-minute taxi ride away. The inn is also directly across from the Academy Bus Highlands bus stop, with service to and from Port Authority Terminal.

2. Bally’s Atlantic City Atlantic City, NJ Experience the contemporary comforts that make our hotel second-to-none, embrace history and tradition, or step back in time to a Western mining town complete with a prairie sky. Guests will enjoy well-appointed rooms, while players flock to spectacular casinos: Bally’s, the Wild Wild West Casino, Claridge Casino and Coyote Kate’s Slot Parlor. Hotel guests also have access to an indoor pool and Family Fun Center. To Get There: Take NJ Transit to the Atlantic City station or the Aces Train, then a taxi, walk or shuttle bus to the hotel. Atlantic City is also served by two Enterprise locations

In Atlantic City, you may also want to try Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat Atlantic City, or the Carisbrooke Inn Bed and Breakfast

3. Park Ridge Marriott Park Ridge, NJ How about a Spa Getaway? This full-service hotel features 286 rooms with the new Marriott Revive bedding, a fully equipped health club, indoor/outdoor connecting swimming pool, and The Botanical Spa, nestled in the beautiful woodlands on property. During your stay, experience the tastes of Sean O`Casey’s authentic Irish pub or enjoy classic favorites at Allie`s American Grille.
To Get There
: Take the Pascack Valley Line on NJ Transit to the Park Ridge train station. The station is two miles away from this property. This station is serviced by the Enterprise Westwood location. Or call AD1 Limo car service at 845-352-1024 for the transfer.

NJ Transit also travels into the Hudson Valley region of New York:

4. Warwick Valley Bed and Breakfast Inn Warwick, NY Located in the Historic tree-lined district of Warwick in upstate New York, the Warwick Valley Bed and Breakfast Inn provides guests with the comfort and warmth of an elegant home setting, offering hospitality and quality lodging at its finest. Warwick, NY, is central to skiing at Mountain Creek or Mount Peter, and many Hudson Valley attractions like West Point Military Academy and Woodbury Commons.

To Get There: Take the 196 Warwick Skyline Express Bus from Port Authority to the Warwick Park and Ride. The Inn is within walking distance.

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