NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Looking to take a trip but want to stay close to home?
New York state tourism officials are sponsoring bus getaways this spring and summer.
The so-called "I Love New York Bus'' service will send motor coaches up the Hudson Valley and out to Long Island's Southampton beach, with overnight trips to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the thoroughbred races in Saratoga Springs and to Niagara Falls. They're both day-long trips and overnight outings and are meant to boost tourism and the economy.
Buses are operated by Southampton-based Hampton Jitney.
Pickups and drop-offs in Manhattan are at 44th Street and Third Avenue.
Reservations are recommended.
The service that began with 14 fall and winter outings is intended to add opportunities for tourism in the state while helping the economy and employment in related businesses.
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