The “Capital of the World” offers seemingly endless miles of world class dishes, shops, sports, and entertainment. With only a nonstop flight* on United from SBN standing between you and the trip of a lifetime, New York City is well worth the trip time and again.
New York City is a place where trends are set and statements are made, so there is truly no limit to the number of things you can do and see. From rainbow bagels to piñata margaritas, you can enjoy something new and exciting for every meal, snack, dessert and everything in between. There is never a dull moment in the city at any time of the day, in any season. With more than 10 professional sports teams, world-renowned theaters, a huge urban park and iconic historical landmarks, New York City is the ultimate all-in-one destination.
New York City has famously been dubbed “The Big Apple”, so it’s no wonder the specialty treats are larger than life. The “Break the Piñata” drink at Toro Loco is a prime example. Break open the piñata to get freshly prepared and bottled margaritas along with some traditional Mexican candies. One piñata holds enough for 4 to 6 people, so bring friends, family, or both to share the fun! Plus, there is no better place to stop at on Taco Tuesday. If you’ve heard anything about the rainbow food trend, stopping by the place where it all began, The Bagel Store, is a no-brainer. Hailed as one of the world’s “most beautiful carbs”, the rainbow bagel is essential for every foodie to try. With the vibrant colors and homemade “Rainbowfetti Cream Cheese” spread, you’ll be planning your trip back after the first bite. Just make sure you save room for some New York style pizza. Make one of your days in the city revolve around a trip to Grimaldi’s, whose thin-crust pizzas have been a Manhattan staple since it’s arrival in 1991.
New York City continuously proves and earns the nickname “The City That Never Sleeps”. So, is a trip to NYC ever complete without staying for a Broadway Show? With over 14 million tourists and locals alike attending musicals, plays and specials each year, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. Not only does the City boast some of the best shows but also some of the best museums and galleries. Museum Mile is truly the place to start. It spans Fifth Avenue and encompasses seven museums including the Museum of the City of New York, The Met Fifth Avenue and The Jewish Museum. Throughout the city, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History are essential stops as well. The five boroughs contain some of the most famous events in the country (and world). From the NYC Ball Drop to seasonal holiday parades in Times Square, there is no shortage of sights and events to see year-round.
Witness some of the world’s best athletes compete by going to any number of NYC sports games. NYC is home to the Yankees and Mets of the MLB, the Giants and Jets of the NFL, the Knicks and Nets of the NBA, as well as the Devils, Islanders, and Rangers of the NHL. Plus, if soccer is your preferred sport, NYC even has two major league soccer teams (New York City FC and the NY Red Bulls) and Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. No matter the season, sports abound in and around the city.
When you hear NYC, one of the first outdoor spots that might come to mind is Central Park. This 843-acre park has so much to offer, whether you are in the area for a stroll or run, an event or even to grab a quick bite to eat. You can even rent bikes or take bike tours through the park to get the inside scoop on the city. During the winter, lace up your skates and go skating. For the warmer months, be sure to book a spot for a sailing class. The Hudson River Community Sailing group offers many levels of classes so you can sail throughout the Hudson River like a true pro. And, what trip to NYC is complete without seeing the Statue of Liberty? Catch a ride on a ferry boat to Ellis Island to see the Immigration Museum and Liberty Island to see Lady Liberty standing tall at 305 feet.
From the luxury goods celebrities wear to unique vintage shops you won’t find anywhere else, New York City has it all. If you want a different experience every time you come back to NYC, make sure one of your days includes a trip to “Story”. Every 4 to 6 weeks, this shop in Chelsea closes and then reopens with a completely new story theme. Then, head to Canal Street Market for this indoor shopping bazaar that contains art, jewelry, chic clothing and even has a food court for when the munchies hit. For high end shopping, Seaport District is the place for you. Just make sure to stop through 10 Corso Como. This iconic location with one of a kind clothes and art was curated by a former editor for Italian Vogue magazine.
*Note: Nonstop service from SBN to Newark (EWR) is available seasonally each fall from August through December.