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7.14.2009

what to do in nyc: jones beach

again, yes, technically jones beach is just out of the city. but for new yorkers who need a quick-day-escape this is a fantastic (and very inexpensive option).

to get there: from Penn Station take the Long Island Rail Road from Babylon to Freeport (a round trip ticket is 15 dollars). from Freeport get on the MTA bus headed to Jones Beach. the bus is the cost of a subway ride and if you have your unlimited metro-card (which i'm sure you've figured out by now that you should) then it's no added cost. all together it takes about 1. 5 hours to get there from when you leave Penn Station (shorter if you don't have wait to long for the bus).

to do there: soak up the rays, bob in the waves, and get a big ol' scoop of some Friendly's ice cream (mint chocolate chip for me, please). 

the beach is really quite beautiful and while (like Coney Island) it feels a bit past it's prime and makes you long for the simplicity of years gone by, it is nonetheless a welcome-adventure. 

an easy day trip, i might not suggest this for visitors to the city, but rather for the hardened resident looking for an escape. 





plus, it's a perfect excuse to pull out that wide-brimmed hat you've had tucked in the back of your closet for two years. 

and don't forget your spf (70 for me please). uva/uvb. i may not be the tannest of them all. but i'll laugh when at 40 i have barely a wrinkle on my face. and more importantly, skin cancer can be prevented...so, why wouldn't you arm yourself against it?

9 comments:

amy elise said...

i wish i could snap my fingers and be there... tomorrow. i love all your "what to do in nyc" posts, but this one may be the most enticing.

Mollie said...

i love the sunscreen rant. i'm the exact same way and proud of it!

sheila said...

I never would have thought NY to be so close to a beach. That makes it even more perfect. Now I have to stay there longer {like a week}.
Still haven't planned when we are going {sometime in the next 2-3 months}, but I'm getting more and more excited by your postings.
thanks!!

mic said...

I'm trying to drag my finace out to the beach...now that I know there's a Friendly's out there, I'll have to try a lot harder (conehead sundaes are my fave!)

Hanako66 said...

beach days are the best!

KK said...

Ahh, one of my favorite New York memories was going to jones beach. I definitely second this nomination for great ny attractions.

Erin said...

I feel the same way about sunscreen, but I didn't a few years ago so I'm making up for lost time.

Christie said...

70 SPF? You're a woman after my own heart.

I do the same as I have porcelain skin and have already had skin cancer (even though I'm a religious sunscreen-applier)...

And I agree, the payoff will come when we have radiant skin in our 40s, it will be amazing.

sorrin rose said...

What sunscreen do you recommend? I am the palest pale girl and have yet to find a sunscreen I really love putting on in the morning... and I do need to slather it on. every. morning. ugh.