Getting out during the week or on the weekend looks more affordable on Long Island thanks to spots offering deals or everyday prices below $50 and $25. Here are some options to try when you want to get out to play.
TopGolf is open to the public in Holtsville. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.
A 70,000-square-foot, three-story golf entertainment center with dozens of climate-controlled bays and an outdoor driving range, this is fine for both pros and newbies alike. Golf balls are chipped, so guests can receive scores while playing a variety of golf games.
THE DEAL Swing by Tuesdays for half-priced play. From 5 p.m. to midnight, play for just $30. If you happen to have a Tuesday off from work or school, earlier play costs even less: 10 a.m. to noon ($20), noon to 5 p.m. ($25). Prices are per hour, per bay holding up to six people.
INFO 5231 Express Dr. North, Holtsville; 631-977-7645, topgolf.com
Drivers can achieve speeds as fast as 45 mph on tracks that combine wicked turns and straightaways at this indoor electric go-kart facility. Races are open to customers based on age (as young as six) and height; there’s also bowling, billiards, an arcade and a racing simulator. THE DEAL A single race is only $30, or $20 for members; members can also get three races for $50.
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INFO 40 Daniel St., Farmingdale, 631-752-7223, rpmraceway.com
Bring the family to Theater Three for a night out at the theater. Credit: Howard Simmons
A nonprofit theatre company that uses a historic hall to put on shows, patrons can look forward to seasonal performances plus play for families and adults.
THE DEAL Tickets for adults are $35, children ages 5 to 12 $20.
INFO 412 Main St., Port Jefferson; 631-928-9100, theatrethree.com
Long Island Aquarium
See a 120-thousand-gallon shark tank, plus other sorts of animals, touch tanks and sea lions shows held year-round, among other exhibits and attractions.
THE DEAL While some programs do cost added fees, a basic visit to view the facility and its living residents costs $39.99 (ages 13-61) while seniors pay $29.99 and children (ages 3-12) are $27.99 (ages two and younger are free).
INFO 431 East Main St., Riverhead; 631-208-9200, longislandaquarium……..