Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Staycations on Long Island

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 You don’t have to go far for beaches, full-service spas, indoor pools or even a rooftop lounge - truth is you can find all of these things right here on Long Island! So save those vacation days and plan a weekend staycation at one of these LI hotspots:

Nassau County
Allegria Hotel
80 W. Broadway Long Beach, NY 516-889-1300
This hotel located right in Long Beach offers a fitness center, pool, and easy access to the beach. Also be sure to check out Atlantica on the Ocean, which is an on-site restaurant with an ocean view!

The Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh St. Garden City, NY 516-747-3000
Are you looking to go on vacation but don’t want to leave your pet? Well you may be in luck. Pets up to 50 pounds are welcome at The Garden City Hotel. So go ahead and relax by the indoor pool or take a trip to the spa then come back and cuddle with your furry friend!

Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center
200 Dosoris Ln. Glen Cove, NY 516-671-6400
This mansion turned hotel is perfect for a weekend getaway, offering a fitness center, pool, a bar, and even free wi-fi!
Suffolk County
The American Hotel
49 Main St. Sag Harbor, NY 631-725-3535
This local landmark is known for its great food and its extremely long wine list, including 2,400 wine varieties. So grab a glass of wine and relax for a few days!

Danfords Hotel & Marina
25 E. Broadway Port Jefferson, NY 631-928-5200
Danfords has an on-site salon and spa as well as balconies overlooking the water. Also at the hotel is WAVE, the on-site seafood kitchen, which is also a Port Jefferson happy hour hot spot!

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
290 Old Montauk Hwy. Montauk, NY 631-668-2345
If you like karaoke then this beachfront resort is the one for you! Relax by the pool, head to the beach, or spend some time at the bar.

Sunset Beach
37 Shore Rd. Shelter Island, NY 631-749-3000
Take a ferry over to Shelter Island and check out this waterside hotel, bar and restaurant. This is a great way to get-away from home without really going to far!

The Surf Club Resort
20 Surfside Ave. Montauk, NY 631-668-3800
Head out to Montauk and enjoy steam baths, a heated swimming pool, tennis courts and easy access to the beach!
Remember, just because it is a staycation doesn’t mean you can go out in style – have Dynasty Limo take you to your destination! Call us today (631) 587-8500! For more information please visit our website www.dynastylimoli.com.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

5 Wedding Details Not to Overlook

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Calling all bride-to-be's! Planning your wedding isn’t easy, from choosing wedding vendors to arranging seating arrangements - it’s easy to see why some things can be overlooked. So to make sure you don’t sweat the small stuff, we’ve got a list of five details to keep on your radar before your big day:

Proper undergarments for your dress - You’ve said yes to the dress, but you’re not done quite yet. To avoid the last minute panic of what to wear under your gown, choose these items immediately. Whether you need a slip or special bra for that plunging neckline, purchase accordingly and bring with you to the final fitting.

Photo friendly preparation outfits - On your wedding day, every moment is going to be seen through the lens. As such. be sure to pick up some photo friendly preparation outfits for both you and your bridesmaids. The key here is to choose items that won’t ruin hair or makeup when you take them off, and refrain from anything too short or see-through that your ladies may be uncomfortable in. Robes, rompers, or anything that can be stepped into should do the trick!

Gifts for mom and dad - Show your appreciation to your parents (and new in-laws) with a thoughtful and sentimental gift. Whether its just a card with a sweet note about how much you love and care (and are thankful they put up with your wedding stresses) or a personalized item unique to your relationship - they’ll cherish it.

Bathroom basket - A touch of extra hospitality can go a long way! Stock a basket full of necessities like mints, stain remover pens, hair products, aspirin, etc., and leave it in the restroom. Your guests will be sure to thank you!

Flower girl accessories - Now that your look is complete, give the finishing touches to your flower girl. A cute pair of earrings or bracelet, an additional hair piece for some extra sparkle, or perhaps even a personalized t-shirt will show your appreciation while giving her an extra boost of confidence to make that walk down the aisle!

For additional wedding details not to overlook, visit The Knot here »

Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for brides and groom in and around the Long Island area because we combine an impressive fleet of immaculately kept luxury vehicles with professional and experienced drivers. If you have any questions about renting the right transportation for your wedding party’s needs - give us a call at 631-587-8500 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Choose a Long Island Park for Your Wedding

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From historic mansions to white sandy beaches, it’s no wonder why Long Island is held near and dear to our hearts. Plus for those newly engaged couples, you have the cream of the crop to choose from venue wise. Aside from the standard catering halls, why not opt for an outdoor wedding and exchange vows in one of Long Island’s many county or state parks! 
Take a look at the below for some of the parks on the Island that allow you to tie the knot on their grounds:

Suffolk County Parks:
Cupsogue Beach County Park
906 Dune Road, Westhampton
Cupsogue Beach County Park is home to beautiful white sand beaches, making it a beautiful east end outdoor wedding destination.

Hard Estate-West Sayville County Park
200 West Main Street, Sayville
Located inside Hard Estate-West Park, the Mansion at West Sayville is an elegant 1909 estate. Offering one wedding at a time, the Mansion’s staff will meet all of your needs.
Nassau County Parks:
Eisenhower Park
Merrick and Stewart Avenues, East Meadow
An oasis within Nassau County, Eisenhower Park offers Carltun On The Park is an ideal choice for couples to be.

Sands Point Museum and Preserve
127 Middle Neck Road, Port Washington
Historic Hempstead House, Castle Gould, and the grounds of the preserve, once the famous Guggenheim Estate, are available for grand private celebrations.
State Parks:
Caumsett State Park
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington
Looking for a laid-back and rustic atmosphere for your wedding? The George Weir Barn located on Caumsett’s park grounds, overlooks Lloyd Harbor on the north shore.

Sunken Meadow State Park
Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park
Another North Shore delight, Sunken Meadow overlooks the Long Island Sound - and on clear days, the view reaches Connecticut. On site catering is provided by Lessing’s.
For more parks to choose from, visit LongIsland.com's full article here »
Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for brides and groom in and around the Long Island area because we combine an impressive fleet of immaculately kept luxury vehicles with professional and experienced drivers. If you have any questions about renting the right transportation for your wedding party’s needs - give us a call at 631-587-8500  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

How to Travel Smarter This Summer

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Are you jetting off for the summer? If so, don't just pick up and go. Planning for your trip ahead of time could help you have the vacation you've been daydreaming about. Here are some ways to travel smarter:

Pack Smarter - Pack a small, collapsible duffle bag in your suitcase on your next trip. This way if you go overboard with buying souvenirs and gifts, you have somewhere to store them (checking a second bag is often cheaper than an overweight bag!). And while we hope this doesn’t happen, in the event of your suitcase getting lost in route - make sure you keep the essentials and a change of clothes in your carry on.

Feel Better Faster - Keep a first aid kit on hand and make sure it is fully stocked with bandages, ibuprofen, hydrocortisone, and topical antibiotic. If you take prescription medications, keep these in your carry on and read the TSA’s guidelines for bringing medications on your next flight.

Put Safety First - We know there are plenty of travel apps that can help you manage your flight itinerary or find the nearest coffee shop - but do you have apps on your phone for safety as well? Take the Red Cross’ First Aid app for example, this app helps to deal with emergency situations with a few swipes of your screen. Travel Safe compiles all emergency numbers you could need depending on the country you are visiting. For additional safety apps, view the video below:

Limit Air Travel Hassles - Hold onto your boarding pass, it shows some essential information like your ticket number, your seat, how you were ticketed, and baggage claim details. If you have a mobile boarding pass, screenshot the image in case you don’t have service to access it. Also make sure to have insurance on all those hard-to-replace items in case any get lost or stolen during your travels.

To really limit the amount of air travel hassles, give us a call to take care of your airport drop off and pick up needs. At Dynasty Limousine, we know your time in transit can be spent better than navigating airport terminals or dealing with traffic. We offer competitive rates for Airport and Ground Transportation in the New York area. Call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

New Long Island Wines Available This Summer

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With a plethora of vineyards and wine producers practically in our backyard, it's no wonder wine tasting on Long Island is a popular summer (and Fall!) activity. If you've headed out east before, you're likely familiar with the vineyards and their offerings - but are you aware of the new wines coming out this season? 
Check out the list below for a sneak preview, then reserve your ride with us and explore what new varieties Long Island Wine Country has to offer: 

Martha Clara Vineyards
6025 Sound Ave, Riverhead
Prepare yourself for three new vintages this summer, including two of their 2014 Northern Solstice Blends (the Ros
é with notes of watermelon, strawberry and hints of cotton candy and the Blanc with hints of pineapple and other tropical fruits) as well as their new vintage of Northville Blanc, a blend of 65% Chardonnay and 35% Viognier.

Sparkling Pointe
39750 Middle Rd, Southhold
On Saturday, July 25th from 1-6pm, head to Sothhold’s Sparkling Pointe for their 6th Annual Carnaval Celebration! The event celebrates the second release of Cuv
ée Carnaval Rogue(sparking red with notes of black cherries and cinnamon) as well as the NV Cuvée Carnaval Rosé (sweeter sparking rose with notes of watermelon and strawberries). Plus, you’ll enjoy the Samba Nova Drum Band and Brazilian Carnaval dancers!

Wolffer Estate Vineyard
139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack
Pay homage to summertime in the Hamptons with Wolffer’s new vintage of their extremely popular ros
é, Summer in a Bottle. Following its success, they are also releasing Summer in a Bottle White. In July, visitors can expect to find a new rosé from the Wolffer Estate vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina called the Finca Wolffer Rosé 2015. Plan for a Sunday Funday at Wolffer, Sundays on the Terrace takes place from 9a-1p offering a brunch service with rosé mimosas and cider cocktails, not to mention this vineyard offers live music, yoga in the vines and other special events throughout the summer.

Raphael Vineyard
39390 Route 25, Peconic
Taste one of four new wines alongside live music every Sunday, including: Bel Rosso, a new label remade from a previously discontinued blend incorporating Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon; Ros
é of Pinot Noir, a dry wine with balanced acidity exhibiting flavors of grapefruit and lime; 2014 First Label Sauvignon Blanc, hand selected from the vineyard’s oldest vines offering crisp flavors of pineapple, grapefruit and lemongrass; Cabernet Franc, a fruity red wine showing notes of raspberries, licorice, and black olive.
Call us today and we’ll set up a fully customizable wine tour to the above vineyards. We provide our customers with luxurious limousines and/or limo buses which can accommodate a party of 2 to 30 guests to the East End of Long Island for a day of relaxation and fun. Visit our wine tour page for more information!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Free Museums in NYC

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New York for free? Is it possible? While free accommodations are rare (unless you know someone), there are some attractions that actually don’t cost a penny. So if you’re looking for a more educational/free visit on your next trip to the big apple, check out the below list of all the free museums NYC has to offer:

Always Free:
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W 27th St, New York

Hamilton Grange
414 W 141st St, New York

National Museum of the American Indian
Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, 1 Bowling Green, New York

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
Grounds and botanical garden only*

The Harbor Defense Museum
230 Sheridan Loop, Brooklyn
Guided tours are free! Call to schedule.
The Federal Reserve Bank
Visitors enter at  44 Maiden Ln, New York
Bonus: Free tours can be reserved Monday and Tuesday at 1pm and 2pm.

Sometimes Free:
9/11 Memorial & Museum (Tuesdays 5pm to close)
180 Greenwich St, New York

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Tuesdays)
1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn

Museum of Modern Art (Fridays 4 to 8pm)
11 W. 53rd St, New York

Museum of the Moving Image (Fridays 4 to 8pm)
35th Ave. at 37th St, New York

Subways and taxi costs can add up in a day, especially if you make last minute plans to venture across town. That, plus the headache of navigating the city and fear of missing your LIRR train can put a damper on your NYC experience. That’s what we’re here for! Let Dynasty Limousine handle all of your transportation needs, call and request a quote today!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Celebrate National Cheese Day in New York

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Let’s be real, if you’re a cheese lover - every day is National Cheese Day. So what better way to celebrate today’s unofficial holiday than by heading to one of these New York cheese pairing eateries:

The Village Cheese Shop - 105 Love Ln, Mattituck NY
Starting THIS Friday and continuing on the first Friday each month through August, the shops of Love Lane will be extending their hours. For $3 bites and $5 sips, enjoy some cheese and wine pairings from merchants like the Roanoke Vineyard.

C’est Cheese - 216B Main St., Port Jefferson NY
Pronounced ‘say cheese,’ is located in Port Jeff and offers the finest in artisanal cheese, craft beers, and boutique wines. Choose to dine in or get some cheese to go!

Astoria Bier & Cheese - 31-13 Broadway or 35-11 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria NY
Astoria’s craft beer and cheese shop found at two convenient Astoria locations. Enjoy draft or bottled beers and cheese plates.

Earl’s Beer and Cheese - 1259 Park Avenue, New York NY
Serving up great, rapidly rotating craft beers and grilled cheeses - seven days a week.

Grab your cheese loving companions, give us a call, and head to one of the above locations! If you’ll be filling up on wine/beer and cheese, we certainly don’t want you worrying about how you’ll be getting home. Call and request a quote today!