Additional Fun Activities
Even when business is your primary reason for travel to New York City, it’s impossible not to get caught up in its energy and excitement. New York City’s five boroughs are home to cultural and historic treasures, lush green spaces, renowned museums and more.
Manhattan features world-famous attractions at every turn: it’s possible to visit Central Park, Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center all in one afternoon. Flagship stores like Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s Herald Square and Saks Fifth Avenue have an almost magnetic appeal for the millions of shoppers who descend on the City each year, while beloved eateries like Katz’s Deli and Tavern on the Green serve up a side of history. Of course, there are also the bright lights of Broadway in Times Square’s Theatre District—not to mention Off-Broadway playhouses where your attendees can catch the latest comedies, dramas, musicals and some avant-garde fare.
Staten Island is a free 30-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan’s Whitehall Terminal. Highlights for visitors include the National Lighthouse Museum, whose nautical artifacts and exhibits are drawn from the island’s history; the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, home of the minor-league Staten Island Yankees baseball team; and the beautifully restored St. George Theatre, which debuted in 1929 as a vaudeville house.
The Bronx, the City’s northernmost borough, is the birthplace of hip-hop and home to the legendary Yankee Stadium, where your attendees can enjoy a baseball game—and, even during the off-season, stadium tours and special events at NYY Steak. Other borough favorites include the Bronx Zoo; the sprawling 250-acre New York Botanical Garden; and Wave Hill, a 28-acre public garden and cultural center.
Brooklyn’s rich cultural history shines through classic brownstone architecture and landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and Coney Island. The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) features award-winning performances and film screenings, while Barclays Center hosts Nets and New York Liberty basketball and concerts by major touring artists.
Foodies who want to savor delicious, authentic cuisines from every region in the world should head to the Astoria, Flushing or Jackson Heights neighborhoods in Queens. Besides its gastronomical riches, the borough has no shortage of notable sights. The Unisphere, a stainless steel sculpture of the globe, 120 feet in diameter, stands in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, an 897-acre greenspace created for the 1964–1965 World’s Fair. Here your attendees will find family-friendly attractions like the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Museum and the Queens Zoo.
NYC Delegate Pass
This pass—created exclusively for meeting and event attendees—is your guide to savings throughout the five boroughs. You’ll find offers on dining, attractions, tours and much more!