No-fuss Bus Travel to New York City in August
Traveling by bus to New York in August is great for a last summer splurge or a late summer vacation. It’s the warmest month of the year with average temperatures in the mid-80s. Be prepared for the humidity, which can make it feel warmer. It’s easy to pack for a quick overnight stay with light, loose-fitting clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a bottle of water and a small umbrella. You’ll also need a sweater or jacket for indoors when the AC is too much.
Lower Prices and Simpler Logistics
If you live in the surrounding communities of New York, taking a quick trip or a planned vacation by bus couldn’t be simpler. You can book a trip on Martz Trailways and enjoy end-to-end conveniences such as delivery right to the heart of Manhattan. You can travel with your whole family or group in air-conditioned comfort without worrying about traffic, parking or getting lost. August is a great time to visit because the prices for hotels and some events drop considerably. Five of the compelling events to check out in August include:
1. New York Pass for Free Admission to Attractions and a Baseball Game
New York has two professional balls teams: the Yankees and Mets. Even if they’re not your favorite teams, it’s likely that they’ll be playing a team that you like during August. You can get a classic tour of Yankee Stadium with a New York Pass or Explorer Pass, and you can get a free ticket to a Yankee or Mets game with the Explorer Pass. Just check out Newyorkpass.com to see all the options. You can check out the Yankees’ and Mets’ schedules and buy tickets at Nyc.com. The “boys of summer” are always a top NYC attraction as a main event or great secondary booking during you
2. Events for Kids
New York has lots of activities for children such as festivals, Coney Island and Shakespeare for Kids. You can save up to 44 percent off regular prices at Luna Park at Coney Island with a Luna Pass that young buy online. Luna Park is the first new park to be built at Coney Island in more than 40 years. There are rides, games, go-karts and the Thunderbolt, a 115-foot roller coaster with a top speed of 55 miles per hour.
Shakespeare for Kids is produced by Hip to Hip Theatre Company, and it will present “The Tragedy of King Richard III” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on August 11th. You can find further information at Nycgovparks.com.
3. Fan Week at the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament
The first week of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, which is August 19th through August 23rd, is free to the public to view the qualifying rounds. These won’t include the top 50 players, but there are a lot of professional-level tennis players. Who knows, you might catch the match of an under-rated player who advances beyond all expectations. There are also plenty of tennis-related activities at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. You can get more information at Usopen.org.
The activities include exhibition matches, qualifying rounds, top-seeded competitor practices and opportunities for children to play. There are also concerts and musical acts.
4. Take a Tour of Broadway
Seeing a Broadway musical is a signature event and must-do activity when traveling to New York. You can get a taste of Broadway with free show tunes performed in Bryant Park on August 1, 8 and 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Some of the numbers scheduled include songs from Wicked, Frozen, Rock of Ages, The Lion King, Aladdin and more. You can check what tickets are available when you arrive, but it’s best to make reservations if you want to catch a particular show. Some of the choices include:
- Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre
- Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre
- The Book of Mormon at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre
Dear Evan Hansen – playing at the Music Box Theatre – is a musical that explores the problems of a high schooler trying to fit it on the basis of a big lie. Come From Away – running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre – explores relationships about the survivors of the September 11th terrorist attacks, which are based on true stories. Both plays are excellent choices for catching a lesser known show.
Leave the Heat Behind Except When You Want It
New York City has some of the most diverse attractions in the world, and these events and programs are always available by bus to people living in nearby towns and cities. Check out all the options for cultural programs, entertainment, sports, neighborhood events, fairs and festivals. You can gauge how much heat you deal with by alternating indoor and outdoor events to your taste. Contact Martz Trailways today to book your personal visit, family trip or group tour to enjoy all that New York offers visitors in August.