Attending the US Open and visiting New York City can be a daunting experience for any first-timer, but here is a guide for you to discover the top things tourists like to do around this iconic city during the grand slam tennis tournament:

Stroll Strawberry Fields of Central Park – This major park right in the heart of Manhattan is one of the most charming and green places around in the middle of America’s largest city. Strawberry Fields memorial is a beautiful section of the area dedicated to John Lennon, legendary member of the Beatles, and is certainly worth a look.


Strawberry Fields – (Photo Credit: © Ingfbruno)

Take in a Play on Broadway – The world’s best musicals feature in the Theater District on Broadway. Ranging from classics like The Phantom of the Opera to newer performances like Wicked, you will certainly have a great time catching a show at an iconic New York City theater!

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Strawberry Fields Central Park NYC

Get to the Show – Broadway in NYC! – (Photo Credit: © Justin Brown, Flickr)

Go to a Baseball Game – Whether you are a fan of the Mets or the Yankees matters little, taking in a New York baseball game can be a splendid time, even if your primary sports passion is tennis. With hotdogs, peanuts, and cracker jacks, you’ll certainly be rooting for the home team in the Big Apple!

Yankee Baseball Game Tickets

Yankee Stadium (Photo Credit: © Wally Gobetz)

Brunch in Chelsea – There’s few finer ways to take in New York dining than having brunch in the Chelsea district, which is full of art galleries and lovely restaurants. This is a perfect way to check out the city if your US Open tickets are for the evening session!

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The Nomad Restaurant

The Nomad, a 5 Star Restaurant in the Chelsea District. (Photo Credit: © Wally Gobetz)

Check out an Iconic Art Museum – Home to the MoMA and the Met, New York houses some of the finest art in the entire world. Each museum is simply world class and will leave you breath taken by the mesmerizing works inside…

The Met Museum Rooftop

The rooftop at the Met Museum. (Photo Credit: © Kim, Flickr)

Head over to the Meatpacking District for Drinks – If late night action is your thing, be sure to check out this part of town, which is full of bars and nightclubs. An area that has quickly risen to become one of the city’s coolest places, this is where the party is every night!

Meatpacking District

The Standard Grill at the Meatpacking District, NYC.. (Photo Credit: © Chee917, Flickr)

Go Up to the Top of a Skyscraper – Home to some of the world’s tallest buildings, this is the way to see all of New York City, at once! Favorite observation decks include the Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building. Either way, instead of feeling claustrophobic all day down on ground level get up high and take in one of the best city views on the planet!

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Top of the Rockefeller Center

The view from the top of Rockefeller Center – (Photo Credit: © Wendy Harman, Flickr.)

Take a Manhattan Cruise – Another great way to check out the city, and to get up close iconic sights like the Statue of Liberty is through a cruise around the city! An excellent experience for the more nautical of guests, such an adventure is a wonderful way to see New York

Top of the Rockefeller Center

Statue Cruises around NY Harbor. – (Photo Credit: © clio1789, Flickr.)

These are just a few of the vast array of things to see and do in New York during your US Open trip. Fortunately, many such excursions are available directly through Championship Tennis Tours’ US Open Packages! Let us know what you think. What are your favorite things to do in this great city?

Juliana Hughes

Juliana Hughes

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Been working with Championship Tennis Tours since 2012. I have a passion for tennis, blogging, social media, email marketing, and overall SEO Internet Marketing strategies. I love tennis!
Juliana Hughes

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