Tips for Attending the US Open – An Event in NY
Planning to attend the US Open? Here are some tips for attending this prestigious event in NY.
The US Open is an event in NY that brings some of the best tennis players in the world to the City for nearly 2 weeks of matches in several categories. Tennis fans will come from around the world, and they will need to find Manhattan Hotels, learn how to get around the city, and decide which type of ticket to the US Open is best for them. Below are some things to keep in mind as you plan your trip to the 2016 US Open.
August 29 through September 11, 2016
USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center
Tennis’ Grand Slam is made up of four prestigious events: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. The latter is an event in NY and the best chance for American tennis fans to see matches between some of the most powerful players in the sport.
Those coming to the city to attend this event in NY will want to plan ahead to make the most of their experience.
Tickets to the US Open can be purchased for single matches or as a package. For those interested in only attending one or two matches, the single match tickets may be the way to go. For fans who want to attend as much of this event in NY as possible, the Full Series tickets is a far better option.
The Full Series ticket provides access to every match of the US Open. Other perks, such as discounted restaurant passes are also available to those who purchase the Full Series ticket. You’ll have access to the Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles matches. The Full Series ticket also provides access to special matches such as Seniors, Junior, and Wheelchair.
Finding an NYC Hotel
When searching for an NYC hotel, location is key. You want to be within a reasonable distance of the tournament venues, but you also want to be close to top NYC dining, shopping, and attractions in NYC. If price is an issue, then you’ll also want to look for NYC hotels that have special offers to help you get the most value for your money.
DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan
This Manhattan hotel is a great choice for those attending the US Open. The Midtown Manhattan location makes it easy to get to the matches, and guests at this NYC hotel are also within walking distance of some of the City’s best dining and attractions.
DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan often has impressive special offers, so be sure to check their list of current Special Offers as you plan your visit to the US Open. This hotel also has a Visitors Guide that can help as you plan your stay. (DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan, 800.675.6706)
Park Lane Hotel
Park Lane Hotel is another great choice for anyone who wants a great location. This NYC hotel sits adjacent to Central Park, so guests are just a few steps from one of the top Attractions in New York. Onsite dining, easy access to public transportation and thoughtful amenities are also reasons that Park Lane Hotel is another good choice for those attending the US Open. (Park Lane Hotel, 866.831.7211)
Other Tips for Attending the US Open
- If you’re an American Express cardholder, you may be able to get a free radio that lets you to hear the TV commentary.
- BRING BINOCULARS. Even if you have the best seats in the house, there will be at least one moment that you’ll wish you had the ability to get a closer look.
- Watch the players practice. Just show up a little early, and you’ll have the chance to see some of the players warming up before the matches.
- Don’t forget your sunscreen! Also, remember that aerosol cans will not be allowed in the stadium, so you’ll have to bring cream sunscreen rather than spray.
- Bring a water bottle. You’ll be able to fill up at stations throughout the event, and you won’t have to purchase the very pricey bottled water that will be on sale.
- Be realistic about attention spans - both yours and your kids. Remember that there will be downtime between matches, so bring along something to do when you’re not being fascinated by the on-court action.
Attending the US Open is a dream for many tennis fans, so start planning now to make this dream come true.