Monday, October 30, 2017

US Travel Spotlight: Chicago

Ah, Chicago: one of the most marvelous cities in America! Known for their famed deep dish pizzas and being the birthplace of celebrities such as Walt Disney and Cindy Crawford, it’s an incredible spot to visit for a multitude of reasons! If you’re looking for the ultimate Chicago experience, then here are some great tips and insights to plan an incredible getaway!

Where to Stay

From resorts and spas to a bed and breakfast, Chicago has a large variety of incredible places to stay when you arrive! If you’re looking for the ultimate in luxury during your stay, the W Chicago City Center is a must see. Hosting a 9 suites and a total of 403 gorgeous rooms, this is the quite the ultimate spot to stay! In addition to stunning rooms, the W also offers incredible amenities such as iPhone docking stations and a spa!

If you’re looking to live like a local, then the Lang House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect choice for you! Within proximity of major public transportation lines in Chicago, this five guest room (with private bathrooms for each room) spot is quite the experience. If you’re planning on traveling with a large party, fear not — you can rent the entire house in advance!

Where to Go

Once you book your flight and hotel, it’s time to go sight-seeing! One of the biggest sights to see is Millennium Park, which is can be considered the front yard of the beautiful city of Chicago. Completed in 2004, this 319-acre park is quite the sight to see! This public space is hosts beautiful greenery, sculptures (such as the Cloud Gate, which resembles a giant bean to most), a concert space and more! Millennium Park is truly a unique park and a must-see attraction!

Another exciting staple of Chicago culture to see is Navy Pier. With beautiful views of along the South Dock, showcasing the beautiful aquatic views of Chicago! In addition to the incredible views, the Navy PIer is also home to some incredible food such as crispy chicken sandwiches from Big City Chicken and mouthwatering burgers from DMK Burger Bar — it’s dinner and a show, to say the least! Finally, if you’re in the mood for some amusement park rides, the pier is home to a gigantic ferris wheel and carousel! It’s fun for the whole family for sure!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Great Costume Shops to Visit On Long Island

Halloween is the perfect time of the year to wear the costume of your dreams! From traditional looks such as a vampire or skeleton, to replicating your favorite character from a television show — the possibilities are endless! If you’re looking for the perfect costume for the big night, then check out these prime spots on Long Island:

Address: 410 Motor Parkway • Hauppauge, NY 11788
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9AM-5PM; CLOSED on Sundays
Phone: 631.434.8094

Known for a large selection of some of the greatest costumes on the market, Long Island Costume is the place to go to find any of your costume needs! From rental pieces to costumes that can be purchased — virtually any costume you can think of can be found here! In addition to the large selection of costumes, there are also essential accessories for costumes such as clowns, witches and pirates, to name a few! Long Island Costume is an essential stop for your costume needs this Halloween!

Address: 603 Cantiague Rock Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 10AM-9PM; Tuesday: 10AM-6PM; Wednesday: 12PM-6PM
Phone: 516.500.9330

Hosting the spookiest selection of Halloween decorations, an in-store haunted house, and a wide variety of Halloween costumes, Rubie’s Costume Company is truly a sight to see! Upon stepping inside this Halloween Kingdom, you’ll find an array of audio-animatronics greeting at every corner — including a large grim reaper who stands up to the ceiling! If you’re looking for costumes, Rubie’s carries costume essentials, as well as Rubies-only costumes/masks! It’s the a unique, festive shopping experience for sure — and will have plenty of opportunities for photo-ops, too!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

3 Wedding Planning Don'ts

Weddings are a milestone occasion that are enjoyed by all! Whether you’re attending a ceremony on the beach or at your local catering hall, it’s truly an event like no other. Although there are many wedding-based blogs that tell couples things they should do to make their wedding planning easier, there are some steps you shouldn’t take in order to avoid any wedding day catastrophes. Let us explain:

Don’t #1: DIY Your Entire Wedding

Yes, it’s a wonderful feeling to create a list of DIY projects for your wedding — but sometimes they will take a little longer than expected. When this happens, your centerpieces will eventually become more important than your overall reception. Don’t stress the small stuff, though — look for ways to cut the DIY time in half by renting centerpieces either from the venue, a local party planning company, or from your best friend! Afterall: you, the couple, should be the stars of the show — and your centerpieces should be a close second!

Don’t #2: Invite Everyone You Know

Sometimes the most stressful part of a wedding isn’t the seating chart — it’s the people you’re thinking about inviting. When you begin to invite everyone you know, not only will you have to have a big enough space to accommodate everyone — but your budget will increase significantly, too. Think about it: when you invite one guest, automatically assume that they’ll bring a date — which now makes that two guests. Before you start jotting names down, start inviting your family members first, then work your way to close friends. Sooner or later, you’ll see it will be a packed house before you know it!

Don’t #3: Pick Your Favorite Dishes

Well, you can pick your favorite dishes to be on the menu — but you should also keep other guests’ appetites in mind, too. To start, think about dietary restrictions such as vegetarian/vegan options, as well as gluten-free/dairy-free options. Besides enjoying your wedding, you also want your guests to be full — and not looking forward to stopping at the nearest fast-food restaurant after the big day is over. Of course, pick your favorite meals, too — because afterall, it’s your big day and you deserve it, but also be mindful!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

Monday, October 16, 2017

4 of the Best Apple Picking Spots On Long Island

Autumn is the best time for apple picking — no questions about it! If you’re looking for a great way to spend your weekends, and you’ve already gone pumpkin picking for the umpteenth time, then we highly recommend you visit these sensational spots to pick some of the best apples on Long Island!

Address: 5698 Sound Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901
Hours: September-October, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-6pm
Note: NO pets or outside food/drinks permitted on the property

Having been a staple of Long Island since 1978, Harbes has been the go-to autumnal spot since! Still known as a family owned and operated destination, this is the prime spot for to pick up some freshly grown apples! Offering over 27 apple varieties to choose from, Harbes will be the prime destination for all your autumnal foodie needs. In addition to a great selection of apples, Harbes offers rides on the Apple Express — which takes patrons to the best, ripest apples on their land!

Spot 2: Lewin Farms

Address: 812 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY 11933
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 9am-4:30pm
Note: Lewin Farms recommends to call ahead of time for daily apple picking availability

Looking for a traditional apple picking experience like no other? When visiting the property of Lewin Farms, you’ll be picking the finest apples while experiencing some the greatest nature sights. Known for being in proximity to Splish Splash and Tanger Outlets, this Calverton hot spot also offers other fruit picking sessions for other months, such as Strawberries in May/June and Peaches in July/September, to name a few.

Spot 3: Fort Salonga Farm

Address: 30 Meadow Glen Rd, Northport, NY 11768
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-2pm
Note: it’s $20 per adult and ONLY pickers are allowed to go into the orchard.

Home to the famous “dwarfed” apple trees, Fort Salonga Farm is the perfect place to spend the day apple picking with the family! These dwarfed sized apple trees, approximately 18” from the ground, are small enough for children of any age to get in on the apple picking action! Besides being a family friendly “pick your own” orchard, there are times when it will close — since sometimes they run out of apples. Regardless, this is an incredible spot to pick Fuji, Mutsu, Jonagold (to name a few), apples on Long Island!

Spot 4: Hank’s Pumpkintown

Address: 240 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976
Hours: Open daily, 9:30am-6pm
Note: Hank’s offers free off-road parking on the west end of their property

Baring the most festive name, Hank’s Pumpkintown in Water Mill is known for its lavish array of autumnal activities such as pumpkin picking, corn mazes, tractor rides, and most importantly: apple picking. Offering 14 delicious varieties of apples, you won’t go empty handed — or hungry, when you visit Hank’s Pumpkintown! If you’re also looking for some sweet treats, Hank’s also sells an array of homemade pies, cider donuts and more, to satisfy that sweet tooth!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 2017 Concerts On Long Island

One of the best times for concerts on Long Island (besides the summertime) is during fall! From the legendary Tilles Center Concert Hall of Brookville, to The Paramount Theatre of Huntington — the music scene is always alive on the Island. If you’re looking for some great shows to attend, or just want to change up your date night routine, then check out these great performers heading to a town near you!

Blondie « tickets
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 8pm

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Back to the Eighties with Jessie’s Girl « tickets
Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Location: The Paramount
Time: 8pm

Smokey Robinson « tickets
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Time: 8pm

Rita Rudner & Brad Garrett « tickets
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 7:30pm

Howard Jones « tickets
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Location: The Paramount
Time: 8pm

Andy Grammer « tickets
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Location: The Paramount
Time: 7pm

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311 « tickets
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Location: The Paramount
TIme: 8pm

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Navigating through concert parking lots can be a pain — especially if people are tailgating. Once you’ve purchased your tickets, let Dynasty Limousine take care of your transportation needs! Contact us today 631-587-8500!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Top 3 Haunted Houses on Long Island

It’s the most wonderful, spooky time of the year! Halloween on Long Island can’t be matched anywhere else — because it’s known as the premiere destination of scary sanctuaries: haunted houses! If you’re looking for a frightfully good time, then we recommend visiting these incredible local haunts:

Haunted House 1: Deepwells Haunted Mansion
Address: 2 Taylor Ln, St James, NY 11780
Hours: Fridays: October 13, 20, and 27, 2017 (7-10pm) Saturdays: October 14, 21, and 28, 2017 (6-10pm)
Admission: $10 per person, cash only

Looking for a frightfully good time with some historical roots? Take a trip to the prestigious Deep Wells Haunted Mansion, home to many paranormal haunts that roam its halls year round. During the Halloween season, the Deepwells Farm Historical Society lets guests experience the haunts in person during Friday and Saturday nights in October. If you’re longing for a haunting like no other, with multiple floors filled with creepy creatures, then the Deepwells Haunted Mansion is the right choice for you — and your fears!

Haunted House 2: Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse

Address: 215 S Country Rd, Bellport, NY 11713
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays (7-11:30pm), Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (7-10pm)
Admission: General Admission is $25, Fastpass Admission is $30; can buy online (save $5), or can purchase in-person with cash, credit, or debit.

Known for their lavish array of theatrical productions, the famed Gateway Playhouse turns down the lights and creates the most horrifying haunted (play)house you’ll ever step foot in. Having been rated one of America’s Best Haunted Attractions by Hauntworld Magazine, enter a world filled with professional actors and the best special effects to scare you silly! If you’re looking for horror film-quality frights to make you scream all the way home, then Gateway will definitely fulfill those nightmares for you.

Haunted House 3: HorseAbility’s Haunted Hay Barn

Address: 2534 Cedar Swamp Rd, Glen Head, NY 11545*
*Note: this is the GPS address for the church across the street, but the Haunted Hay Barn is located on the SUNY Old Westbury Campus (directly across from St. Paul the Apostle Parish).
Hours: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, starting on Friday (6-10pm), October 13, 2017, and ending on Sunday, October 29, 2017.
Admission: $13 per person, and can be paid with cash, credit, or debit. All funds go directly to HorseAbility, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.

Trying to heighten your spooky expectations this October? Look no further than HorseAbility’s Haunted Hay Barn — a haunting like no other! HorseAbility is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides children and adult with special needs equine facilitated programs. In addition to being a festive fundraiser for the organization, you’ll step inside the most eerie barn, which hosts over a dozen themed rooms that host the most horrific haunts! If you’re looking for a frightfully good time, for a great cause, then check out HorseAbility’s Haunted Hay Barn!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Theatrical Productions to See On Long Island in October

Curtain up! Light the lights! — the Long Island theatre scene is always bringing the very best in entertainment to your town! From musicals to plays, there’s a variety of upcoming shows this October that are located only minutes away from your house. If you’re in the mood to see a wonderful theatrical production and don’t feel like trekking to Manhattan — we have your entertainment needs covered:

Kiss Me, Kate
Run: October 7 - October 22, 2017

Kiss Me, Kate tells the tale of divorced couple Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, and how they’re scheduled to appear in a production of Taming of the Shrew. Despite loathing each other, the exes learn to put up with each other’s company for the love of theatre. When the show begins to take off, a flame is rekindled between Fred and Lilli — and then some drama unfolds off of the stage. If you want to know what happens next, go see this production!

Jekyll & Hyde

Run: October 14 - November 4, 2017

The famed musical tells the tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the ultimate battle between good and evil. In addition to Henry Jekyll’s struggle between the two personalities, he’s also balancing the love of two women, Lucy and Emma, who don’t have the slightest clue about the Doctor’s death-defying secret. If you’re in the mood for an incredible, musical thriller, then this show will be the one for you!

Young Frankenstein

Run: October 10 - October 29, 2017

You may recall this as the Mel Brooks film starring the late Gene Wilder! Just like the film, Young Frankenstein the Musical tells the hilarious story of of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein and how he inherits his grandfather’s famed estate in Transylvania — all in the name of science! After getting accustomed to his surroundings, Dr. Frankenstein creates his monster and the rest is a downward comedic spiral from there! If you’re a fan of the film or comedy, then this show will certainly make you laugh and will be a great night out!

Boeing Boeing

Run: October 20 - November 5, 2017

This comedic classic tells the tale of a well-traveled journalist who is in a relationship with three different flight attendants. The catch? None of the of other women know this. One day when Bernard (the journalist) takes a business trip on a new, faster jet, and his layover romances come to a screeching halt — because the women finally meet up at the same place, at the same time. If you’re looking for a witty comedy, then this show will give you the laughs you’re seeking!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!