As one of the leading NYC travel destinations, we hear a lot of questions from our guests about the city. One question that we’re asked all of the time is about getting to and from the airports in NYC. What’s the best way to get to LaGuardia? JFK? Newark International?
The fun thing about NYC is that the subway does not go to ANY of the major airports in or around the city, and by fun, I mean most inconvenient. So if you cannot take the subway, how do you get to your flight? It’s not like the double deckers have a hop off location in the vicinity.
The answer is actually pretty simple: Go Airlink NYC
Full disclaimer, Airlink is a sister company of Gray Line New York, but they didn’t put me up to writing this. They really are the best. You can take a share ride shuttle to and from the airport at a really low rate (starting at like $14) or you can book a private car for a little more extravagance. They provide door-to-door service, which is incredibly convenient, and you will always make your flight with time to spare. So how do you get to and from the airports in NYC? Go Airlink is the only way to go.
UPDATE: Go Airlink was just named a Viator 5 Star company, so if you don’t want to take our word on it, take the word of one of the biggest international travel websites out there.
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Delicious food, wedding season, and more college basketball highlight this week in NYC
The Village Voice Choice Eats tasting event on Tuesday, March 25
Live from the New York Public Library: Sarah Lewis, Anna Deavere Smith, and Angela Lee Duckworth on Wednesday, March 26
The New York City Wedding Fair on Thursday, March 27
NCAA East Regionals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 28-30
Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion take the stage at The Theater at MSG on Saturday, March 29
The best bars in NYC to watch College Basketball
Standings – East Village
You love your college sports, but hate drinking the watered down beer at sports bars? Well Standings has that problem solved. Standings has one of the best beer selections in NYC, huge TV, sports memorabilia on all of the walls, and a guarantee of sound for the games. There really isn’t anything else needed from a March Madness bar.
Professor Thom’s – East Village
17 massive TVs and two 10-foot projectors means you will have all of the action, even when four games are on at once. And if you get there early, you can grab one of the six booths with individual TVs so you can put on whatever game you want. This East Village/Gramercy drinking hole is a slam dunk March Madness destination.
The Ainsworth – Chelsea
The Ainsworth has a seemingly endless string of TVs, which is obviously the most important part of finding the ideal March Madness bar. It’s also an Alabama bar, and since they didn’t make the cut of 68 teams this year, you don’t have to worry about a team taking it over and ruining the experience for everyone else.
Saloon – Upper East Side
So you don’t care about the quality of the beer or the company you keep, you’re just looking for a great bar to get as much boos as you can for the cheapest price? Well, on March Madness Friday, Saloon is opening up a $20 open bar for any 2 hours throughout the day, and an extra $10 for each additional hour. If you and your frat bros are looking to down some brew and watch some hoops, the open bar starts at noon at Saloon.
Boomer Esiason’s Stadium Grill – Midtown West
Stadium Grill has stadium style seating in a bar. That probably doesn’t work all too well for your regular night out on the town, but for a major sporting event like March Madness or the Super Bowl, Stadium is one of the top spots in NYC. You’re going to have the Times Square crowd mixed in here, but if that doesn’t bother you, this might be your best choice this weekend.
Where are you going to get your March Madness fill the next three weeks? Tweet us your suggestions at @GrayLineNewYork!
This week the Irish take over New York with for St Patrick’s Day, Billy Joel playing in concerts and for all ye tea and coffee lovers there is a festival specifically for you this week.
St. Patrick Day Parade this Monday the 17th. The Parade can be viewed on 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street
Coffee and Tea Festival on this Saturday and Sunday 22nd to the 23rd.
Billy Joel this Friday the 21th, in Madison Square Garden