To take the bus to NYC is convenient, safe, comfortable and free from the usual stresses of travel. Some visitors enjoy the bus so much that they continue traveling by bus within the city. Although buses are often slower than taking the subway, the views are nicer. You might see a neighborhood festival that you’d like to attend or spy an exciting guerrilla advertising event.
Take Aim at the Holidays
Anything can happen in the magical atmosphere of New York at Thanksgiving. Some of the top events and attractions include:
1. Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2019
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular 2019 is the big event that kicks off holoiday celebrations in the Big Apple, and the event and has done so coninuously since 1933. Radio City Music Hall not only offers Christmas spectacles, tap dancers and Santa Claus but also features the world-famous Rockettes. If The Nutcracker isn’t your speed, Radio City Christmas Spectacular can fulfill different hopes and dreams.
The show runs from November 8, 2019, through January 5, 2020 – plenty of time to go for seconds and practice your Rocky Horror routine a la Radio City. Performances are often scheduled up to five times on the busiest days, so you can surely find a time when getting tickets won’t be a problem.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular runs from November 8, 2019 through January 5, 2020. The performance schedule varies widely, with as many as five performances every day at the busiest times. Radio City Music Hall is located at Rockefeller Center between 5th and 6th Avenues and 49th and 51st Streets. The Center also features the famous skating rink, Christmas tree and other attractions for visitors to enjoy
2. Fall Foliage Cruises
Fall foliage cruises are offered by many cruise lines throughout New York. The whole month of November is a good time for a foliage cruise, but the earlier in the month, the more spectacular the foliage will be. The Manhattan and the Manhattan II offer a 2.75-hour tour featuring a four-course lunch for $118 per person.
You can yacht in style in a 1920s-style yacht with a heated and enclosed observatory, Gatsby-era opulence and fall splendor on display in every direction.
3. Veteran’s Day Events
Veteran’s Day has a strong following in Manhattan where the events of 9-11 burned their way permanently into the national psyche. The famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade isn’t the only game in town. The annual Veteran’s Day Parade entertains more than 500,000 spectators on its route along 5th Avenue from 23rd Street to 50th Street. The parade is on November 11, 2019, Veteran’s Day, and starts at about 11:00 a.m. The parade is free and viewable at specific locations on a first-come, first-served basis.
After the parade,there’s a Veteran’s Day Celebration at Carnegie Hall at 8:00 p.m. featuring the National Festival Chorus and tear-jerking, patriotic tunes like Danny Boy, America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Song of Democracy and Shenandoah. Reservations for the concert can be made at America the Beautiful: A Veterans Day Celebration.
4. Thanksgiving in NYC
Thanksgiving in New York can be especially tough if you’re trying to drive, so you just shouldn’t do it. You can book Martz Trailways from many surrounding communities and arrive and depart New York in high style without worrying about traffic, parking and imbibing too much during holiday celebrations. There are a surprising number of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in New York. These include:
- Check out a professional take on the holiday at one of Manhattan’s gourmet restaurants.
- Get an early start on Black Friday in the largest shopping village in the world – Manhattan.
- Bar crawls and events are common during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend so feel free to take full advantage of the festivities.
Thanksgiving cruises are also great for holiday celebrating. You can book a buffet lunch or dinner cruise on the Hudson River with dramatic views of the Statue of Liberty, New York’s most famous attraction. There are many companies from which to choose, but World Yacht offers a buffet style dinner or lunch with an optional beer and wine package for a Thanksgiving cruise that you’ll never forget. The yacht leaves at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Pier 81. You can make reservations at WorldYacht.com.
5. Charles Dickens’ Christmas
Charles Dickens’ Christmas celebrations are common throughout the United States, and New York celebrations can be especially poignant. This year, Dickens’ fans can visit Merchant House from November 29, 2019, until January 5, 2020 to enjoy a reading of Dickens’ most famous work in a Victorian parlor with actors in period costumes. The Merchant House Museum is located at 28 E 4th Street between Lafayette and Bowery Streets in New York.
Take the Bus to NYC with Your Convenience in Mind
Bus travel has become increasingly popular throughout the United States as more and more people discover the benefits of taking buses into urban areas to enjoy the attractions and special events without all the logistical problems. Contact Martz Trailways before your event is sold out to make reservations to take the bus to NYC. Once that’s done, you can begin to fill in the blanks of your itinerary with some of the above suggestions or unique ideas of your own.