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Old 02-21-2012, 03:46 PM   #61
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Re: ***Official Jones Beach (Wantagh, NY) 2012***

The Nassau County bus information phone number is 516-228-4000. Press Option 2 for bus information.
This is a link to the website - http://www.nicebus.com/

According to another site, taxis and shuttles are available after some shows.

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Old 02-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #62
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Staying in Bethpage... How rough will that drive be Post-show... since it's fairly close i'm not too terribly worried about it... just don't know much about the area (i actually know nothing) pretty excited still!
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Bethpage to Jones Beach should be a really easy trip, just about a 15 minute drive - once you get out of the parking lot.
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Can this be officially proven to me? Because it could be the piece of information that makes or breaks my decision to request seats. I need a website link or something.
Other than my own personal experience and that of other around here?
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Can you tell me that in 2009 you went to the show and took a shuttle back to the train station after it ended?
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Can you tell me that in 2009 you went to the show and took a shuttle back to the train station after it ended?
Yes. I did for both the Phish shows and DMB.
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Yes. I did for both the Phish shows and DMB.
I used to do that years ago, you always used to see the Nassau County buses going in & out.
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Other than my own personal experience and that of other around here?
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Bethpage to Jones Beach should be a really easy trip, just about a 15 minute drive - once you get out of the parking lot.
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for 63 bucks a night that is NOT BAD AT ALL!!!

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Just requested my tickets. Does anyone know about parking? Do I need to request the premium parking? Or can I just find a spot, for less than $30, once I get there?
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They have a lot at Jones Beach..I dont remember what they charged in 2009,but it wouldnt shock me if its $30.You do not need to request premium parking..
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Just requested my tickets. Does anyone know about parking? Do I need to request the premium parking? Or can I just find a spot, for less than $30, once I get there?
Nah no need to pay for premium parking. Parking is free and its usually not too bad getting out of the lot. I like to park closest to Ocean parkway (furthest from the theater) so i can exit quickly.
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Just requested my tickets. Does anyone know about parking? Do I need to request the premium parking? Or can I just find a spot, for less than $30, once I get there?
Parking has always been free in that parking lot, all you have to do is show them your ticket. If you don't have a ticket , they'll turn you around, or make you pay the $10 state park fee.
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They have a lot at Jones Beach..I dont remember what they charged in 2009,but it wouldnt shock me if its $30.You do not need to request premium parking..
Who paid for parking in 2009 ?? I drove right in with my tickets.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:39 PM   #75
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Just requested my tickets. Does anyone know about parking? Do I need to request the premium parking? Or can I just find a spot, for less than $30, once I get there?
To clarify my statement, the venue is located in the same parking lot for Zachs Bay, a beach. When that beach is open, you must pay the state park fee to get in or have an Empire Pass. But, if there's a concert going on & you have a valid ticket, your entrance to park is free. Hope that helps.
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Who paid for parking in 2009 ?? I drove right in with my tickets.
My bad.....I dont remember,I just assumed I paid something..I did go early,and we went to the Beach for a bit......Im from Manhattan,so Im used to paying...

I know at the Citi Field gigs in 2010,they jacked the price up a good $10 (maybe more) from what you normally pay at the gate for a Met game....
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To clarify my statement, the venue is located in the same parking lot for Zachs Bay, a beach. When that beach is open, you must pay the state park fee to get in or have an Empire Pass. But, if there's a concert going on & you have a valid ticket, your entrance to park is free. Hope that helps.
Very helpful. thanks!
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Hotels:

If your looking for a reputable, decent quality hotel, and you can spare the cash, I would reccommend the Mariott in Uniondale. It is next to Nassau Coliseum.

Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Boulevard
Uniondale, New York 11553 USA
(516) 794-3800
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In 2009 alot of people didnt want to pay that much, so I posted some other hotels that were near the 2 main access points of the venue, the Meadowbrook and Wantagh Parkways. These are all within 15 minutes of Jones Beach. I pass most of them on a daily basis, they all seem fine.

Coliseum Motor Inn
1650 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, New York 11554
516-794-2100

^^Right near the entrance to Meadowbrook prkwy, quick and easy trip. Hempstead turnpike is also one of the largest roads on Long Island, so if you are looking for things to do aside from the show, this is a good location. Plenty of food, Nassau Coliseum is right there, along with Hofstra, and Eisenhower park.
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Holiday Inn
WESTBURY-LONG ISLAND
369 OLD COUNTRY ROAD
CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 UNITED STATES
516-997-5000

^^^This one is also near the entrance of the Meadowbrook, just a little further north. Probably an extra 2 minute drive, but I think it might be a better location. There are 2 malls, one being Roosevelt field, one of the largest in America within 5 minutes of the hotel, along with plenty of Restaurants and still within 5 minutes of Eisenhower park if your an outdoor person.
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Here are a few other ones, I don't know much about them, they are still relatively close, maybe theyre cheaper.

Long Island Red Roof Inn
699 Dibblee Drive
Westbury, NY 11590
516-794-2555

Bethpage Motel
4107 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage, NY 11714 US
(516) 731-7000

Econo Lodge Hicksville
429 Duffy Ave
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 433-3900

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Hotels:

If your looking for a reputable, decent quality hotel, and you can spare the cash, I would reccommend the Mariott in Uniondale. It is next to Nassau Coliseum.

Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Boulevard
Uniondale, New York 11553 USA
(516) 794-3800
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In 2009 alot of people didnt want to pay that much, so I posted some other hotels that were near the 2 main access points of the venue, the Meadowbrook and Wantagh Parkways. These are all within 15 minutes of Jones Beach. I pass most of them on a daily basis, they all seem fine.

Coliseum Motor Inn
1650 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, New York 11554
516-794-2100

^^Right near the entrance to Meadowbrook prkwy, quick and easy trip. Hempstead turnpike is also one of the largest roads on Long Island, so if you are looking for things to do aside from the show, this is a good location. Plenty of food, Nassau Coliseum is right there, along with Hofstra, and Eisenhower park.
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Holiday Inn
WESTBURY-LONG ISLAND
369 OLD COUNTRY ROAD
CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 UNITED STATES
516-997-5000

^^^This one is also near the entrance of the Meadowbrook, just a little further north. Probably an extra 2 minute drive, but I think it might be a better location. There are 2 malls, one being Roosevelt field, one of the largest in America within 5 minutes of the hotel, along with plenty of Restaurants and still within 5 minutes of Eisenhower park if your an outdoor person.
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Here are a few other ones, I don't know much about them, they are still relatively close, maybe theyre cheaper.

Long Island Red Roof Inn
699 Dibblee Drive
Westbury, NY 11590
516-794-2555

Bethpage Motel
4107 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage, NY 11714 US
(516) 731-7000

Econo Lodge Hicksville
429 Duffy Ave
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 433-3900
There's also a couple of decent hotels in Rockville Centre, not too bad a drive in my opinion.
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Re: ***Official Jones Beach (Wantagh, NY) 2012***

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Hotels:

If your looking for a reputable, decent quality hotel, and you can spare the cash, I would reccommend the Mariott in Uniondale. It is next to Nassau Coliseum.

Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Boulevard
Uniondale, New York 11553 USA
(516) 794-3800
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In 2009 alot of people didnt want to pay that much, so I posted some other hotels that were near the 2 main access points of the venue, the Meadowbrook and Wantagh Parkways. These are all within 15 minutes of Jones Beach. I pass most of them on a daily basis, they all seem fine.

Coliseum Motor Inn
1650 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, New York 11554
516-794-2100

^^Right near the entrance to Meadowbrook prkwy, quick and easy trip. Hempstead turnpike is also one of the largest roads on Long Island, so if you are looking for things to do aside from the show, this is a good location. Plenty of food, Nassau Coliseum is right there, along with Hofstra, and Eisenhower park.
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Holiday Inn
WESTBURY-LONG ISLAND
369 OLD COUNTRY ROAD
CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 UNITED STATES
516-997-5000

^^^This one is also near the entrance of the Meadowbrook, just a little further north. Probably an extra 2 minute drive, but I think it might be a better location. There are 2 malls, one being Roosevelt field, one of the largest in America within 5 minutes of the hotel, along with plenty of Restaurants and still within 5 minutes of Eisenhower park if your an outdoor person.
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Here are a few other ones, I don't know much about them, they are still relatively close, maybe theyre cheaper.

Long Island Red Roof Inn
699 Dibblee Drive
Westbury, NY 11590
516-794-2555

Bethpage Motel
4107 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage, NY 11714 US
(516) 731-7000

Econo Lodge Hicksville
429 Duffy Ave
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 433-3900
Just to tack on:

La Quinta Inn and Suites
821 Stewart Ave
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 705-9000

Rooms from $185 during the show dates. Super easy to get to. Basically a straight shot down on the Meadowbrook. Close to the aforementioned Marriott, Holiday Inn, and Red Roof Inn.

Awesome post, you guys have plenty of options.
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Gotta love the hometown shows though. Nothing like driving 20 min back home afterwards !!
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Gotta love the hometown shows though. Nothing like driving 20 min back home afterwards !!
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If I live in Manhattan, how tough would it be for me to drive home after the concert? Time frame?
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Think I may check out Jones Beach this year since
I'm so close. Just hate the fact there is no lawn and all chairs. I need my room to dance Already got my hotel booked for Hartford
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If I live in Manhattan, how tough would it be for me to drive home after the concert? Time frame?
Probably short of an hour seems likely. It's all highway straight from the venue.
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Tough as in what , traffic ? Definitely give yourself an hour, but I don't see that much traffic heading West that time of night. Your biggest issue will be waiting in taffic getting out of the lot, there's only 2 exits.
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Think I may check out Jones Beach this year since
I'm so close. Just hate the fact there is no lawn and all chairs. I need my room to dance Already got my hotel booked for Hartford
I know what you mean, that's what I hate about that place too. I need my room as well & my seats always wind up being near people who sit down & don't dance around. I try to get my way in VIP usually, you can def move around in there !
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My seat locations will determine if I attend these shows or not. The sound at the top isn't ideal
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My seat locations will determine if I attend these shows or not. The sound at the top isn't ideal
I agree with the sound way up at the top, especially if it's windy, the sounds all over the place, I wouldn't base my decision on attending on that though.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:49 PM   #90
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Does anyone know what ticket prices are gonna be this year? I'm planning on going either way but I just need money to set aside and have some friends that wouldn't go if they're too expensive. thanks
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