Planning Your Trip to New York and the US Open
New York City is a quick-change artist, famous for transforming overnight—so what's packed and popular this month may be passé by the time you arrive. It's impossible to see everything, regardless of its staying power, so instead try to soak in the sheer amount of culture, restaurants, exhibitions, and people here, and you'll be acting like a jaded New Yorker in no time. If you're a Foodie, you'll find the place to be paradise with more dining options than you can imagine. New York like Paris or London is a walking city, so make sure you've got comfortable shoes. There are a ton of great sites for the latest information on dining and entertainment options. Time Out, Fodors, and Frommers all have great New York City destination guides.
Tennis Tours offers the highest quality interactive ticket map online, so you can catch a view of your exact seats and find the best spot in the house! With tickets available for every match, you can stay as long as you like and watch however many matches you so choose. A great ticket option is also a Grounds Pass, which enables you to enter the Billie Jean Tennis Center and spectate at the many smaller courts throughout the complex. In the early rounds, there are great matches to behold on this smaller courts, which are seated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The US Open also falls over Labor Day Weekend, which is an excellent time to watch the tournament. Although this does result in crowds, it also makes for an exciting atmosphere around the event!
LaGuardia Airport – located just 3 miles from the Billie Jean Tennis Center, this is the closest airport to the US Open. However, depending on where you stay it may be wise to fly through Newark Airport (25 miles) or John F. Kennedy International Airport (10 miles). New York City has excellent public transportation and taxi services to help you reach your destination.
Located in Flushing, New York, the US Open takes place in a suburb of New York City. The city is the largest and most impressive in the United States and offers tourists an unimaginable amount of entertainment options. Attending the US Open is often just a part of one’s explorations to this incredible city.
Hotel Accommodations and Activities
There are countless hotels throughout New York City to house US Open guests. Tennis Tours packages have a great variety of hotel options for any budget. 3-Star hotels feature close proximity to the Billie Jean Tennis Center and well-respected brands like Holiday Inn, Sheraton Four Points, Doubletree, Courtyard by Marriot, Best Western, Radisson, and Hampton Inn.
4-Star hotels are highlighted by the W Hotel Times Square. Located in the heart of Manhattan, this hotel has all the amenities of a world-class destination and is also a favorite of many of the US Open tennis players. With endless activities and possibilities surrounding this great historic location, the W is also just a 20-minute single train ride to the Billie Jean Tennis Center
5-Star hotels are the most luxurious lodgings for the US Open and are highlighted by the Four Seasons hotel in Midtown Manhattan. With the best accommodations and views of Central Park, this is the premier location to embrace all that New York has to offer. Tennis Tours also works with several other 4-Star and 5-Star hotels in the area to provide an excellent variety of options specific to your desires.