Oh, do I love getting out and about in the summer! I especially love creating new adventures and lasting memories for Jeffrey in this glorious season. Which is why the chance to combine one of his favorite places (the Great Lakes Science Center) with a fun way to get there (the RTA rail line) was a winner!
Before we even left, I was able to plan our trip using the RTA CLE app and easily find out departure and arrival times and the best way to go.
I was even able to purchase tickets through the app! All this pre-planning is especially helpful with a kiddo in tow, to minimize station wait time. And until August 6, children under 12 can ride RTA for free!
Jeffrey spent the entire trip plastered to the window and was so excited about taking the train. After spending three years in DC, without a car and taking the Metro everywhere, I want my son to understand how to use public transportation and appreciate both it’s function and fun.
Plus, if you show your RTA fare pass at any one of a number of awesome destinations around town from restaurants to stores to museums, you’ll save some dough as part of RTA’s summer tour promotion! The Great Lakes Science Center is one of these partners and showing your RTA pass will save you $2 off general admission. Click here for a full list of participating businesses and deals.
To help you get hooked on RTA as a great way to travel around town, I have a giveaway of one monthly RTA pass, plus 4 admission passes to the Great Lakes Science Center. Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment for each):
1.Check out the list of RTA summer tour partners and tell me which deal sounds best to you.
5. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:
#IGoRTA to great deals thanks to @GCRTA and @WhyCLE: https://whycle.com/2017/08/01/why-summertime-and-rta #giveaway
You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment here each time you tweet.
The giveaway will close on Sunday, August 6 at 11:59pm at the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!
***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote RTA’s summer tour deals. In exchange, I received a complimentary RTA monthly pass, as well as 4 complimentary admission tickets to the Great Lakes Science Center. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***