Anyone who has ever driven to New York City knows how challenging the experience can be. Not only is there traffic to contend with, but it costs quite a bit of money. Taking the bus to NYC means sitting back, relaxing, and not paying a penny more than what was initially paid for the fare to get to the city and back. When factoring in gas, tolls, parking, and more that’s involved with driving, taking the will end up being the more affordable option. With multiple locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey from which to depart, it’s easier than ever to take a New York City bus trip and get there within a few hours without having to worry about all that’s involved in personally driving. Never taken the bus there before? With so much going on in February, such as the following events, it’s the perfect time to give it a try and see just how beneficial it can be.
Super Bowl 2018
Can’t make it to the Super Bowl? Don’t worry, because there are plenty of places around NYC to catch the game on February 4, 2018, chow down on incredible food, and enjoy good company. Haven Rooftop and Humboldt & Jackson are just two of the many spots to think about heading to. Considering there’s going to be plenty of alcohol available at the Super Bowl parties, taking a New York City bus trip ensures no drinking and driving so all those attending can have a safe and fun time should they decide to have some drinks.
NYC Restaurant Week
One of the biggest benefits of going to NYC Restaurant Week is that it’s a budget-friendly way to try a variety of different restaurants for a fraction of what they may otherwise cost. From January 22, 2018, to February 9, 2018, experience 3 courses for $29 for lunch and $42 for dinner at select restaurants. Whether it’s French, Italian, Mediterranean, British, or an entirely different cuisine, chances are there’s a corresponding restaurant on the list; filter down your options by selecting your preferences. Before making reservations, make sure to read all the fine print for each restaurant to know exactly what’s included and offered.
NYC Broadway Week
Running to February 4, 2018, is NYC Broadway Week, a chance to get 2-for-1 tickets to some of the hottest shows including Aladdin, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, and Wicked. An upgrade option is available. There are shows available for all ages, so check out the tickets that are still up for grabs before they’re gone. Considering the aforementioned NYC Restaurant Week is during much of the same time, there’s an even better chance of grabbing dinner and a show on a budget.
New York Fashion Week
Get ready fashionistas because it’s almost time for New York Fashion Week. It’s set to take place from Monday, February 5, 2018, to Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Not all shows and events are open to the public, but quite a few are. Times, dates, locations, shows, and events vary. If there’s an event that’s of interest, consider getting the tickets sooner than later before they sell out. Tickets for many events are available via Eventbrite.
Valentine’s Day events in NYC
No list about February events in NYC would be complete without mentioning Valentine’s Day; the day is an event in itself. There are plenty of happenings on and around the holiday that are ideal for every budget. For example, there are special lunch and dinner cruises, Cupid’s Undie Run that takes place on February 10, 2018, and benefits charity, and Romance Under the Stars on February 14, 2018, at the Hayden Planetarium. Want to celebrate with some champagne? Taking the bus means it could be possible since there won’t be any personal driving involved.
Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden
Have yet to see Billy Joel perform in person? February 21, 2018, could be a perfect opportunity. The 8pm show takes place at Madison Square Garden and is a chance to hear the legend possibly perform songs such as “The Longest Time,” “Movin’ Out,” and “New York State of Mind.” Talk about having a memorable evening.
Going to NYC for a little fun shouldn’t begin and end with a stressful experience. From start to finish, the entire outing should be enjoyable and something that’s worth talking about for all the right reasons. Taking a bus to and from NYC is a budget-friendly option that allows for that. It could be even more advantageous as there’s no worry about having to drive around and locate a parking space that isn’t blocks away from the destination, then having to walk there in the cold February weather. With that said, who’s ready for a New York City bus trip?