Queens Pride Parade & Festival Is Headed Our Way

You won’t want to miss this year’s Queens Pride Parade & Festival, taking place on Sunday, June 5, 2016. The Pride Parade NYC will be held in Jackson Heights, in Queens, New York. This year the festival celebrates over two decades of the fight for social justice, visibility and the celebration of this vibrant community.

More about the 2016 NYC Pride Parade

Gay-Pride-Rainbow-BalloonsThe 2016 NYC Pride Parade will begin at 37th Avenue, travelling along 89th Street to 75th Street. The parade begins at noon and spectators can head to the spectator stand at 37th Avenue, just between 79th and 80th Streets. The Grand Marshal for the parade will be announced soon.

As for the festival, the Club Evolution and Queens Pride stages will provide plenty of entertainment throughout the afternoon, along 75th Street and 37th Road. The entertainment will start at 1:30 p.m. and carry on until 6:00 p.m. Food, vendors, social and community group booths, and informative business booths will all be found around the festival site.

The stages at this year’s festival promise to be jam packed with amazing talent that reflect the diversity of the community. There will be everything from dance groups and singers to drag acts, comedians and lots more.

Stay with Us During the Festival

If you want to stay in hotels near LGA during the event, book your stay at the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel. With nearly 300 guest rooms and complimentary airport shuttle, the Courtyard LaGuardia is well-located for your stay during the festival. After a fun day out, come and relax on our sundeck or have a dip in the outdoor pool.

We’re sure you will enjoy our top-notch offerings and world-class service during your stay.

International Travel to NYC is Comfortable and Easy at the Courtyard

There’s no doubt that whether you’re coming for business or a vacation of a lifetime, international travel to NYC is bound to be an exciting, and somewhat daunting, trip. When it comes to NYC hotels for international travel, you’re going to want somewhere convenient, comfortable and willing to help you with your big adventure. That’s what the Courtyard LaGuardia is for!

Discover the Best of NYC When You Stay in Hotels Near LGA

Courtyard laguardiaWe are one of the convenient hotels near LGA. Once you land at LaGuardia Airport, our 24-hour complimentary shuttle will bring you to the hotel. Once you have checked-in and unpacked, head to the nearby subways and straight into Manhattan for an exciting and exhilarating day and night of sightseeing in the Big Apple. With our convenient public transit choices, you don’t need to rent a car and risk getting lost in a foreign and bustling city.

You don’t even need to travel far from the hotel to enjoy the surrounding area. Flushing and Queens both have a unique charm, and are just the areas sports fan want to be in. From Citi Field ballpark to the U.S. Open, the Queens Botanical Gardens and more – there are plenty of must-see, must-do opportunities right on our doorstep.

We’re Sure You’ll Enjoy Staying with Us

During your stay at the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel, we invite you to indulge in our range of convenient and luxurious amenities. From free internet access to comfortable bedding and the use of our outdoor pool, there’s no doubt your stay with us will be a pleasant one. What’s more, we offer several dining options both at the hotel and in the area.

Let us be your choice hotel when you embark on international travel to the Big Apple.

Take Part in the 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Community Day

Come and Run to Remember NY at this year’s 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Community Day. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, April 24, 2016, and starts at Hudson River Park’s Pier 26.

More About the 9/11 Memorial Run/Walk

Marathon-runnersThe 9/11 Memorial Run/Walk is a fun, untimed event. For those who keep track of their running times, race clocks are available. The event is restricted to foot traffic, so bicycles and roller blades will not be permitted. Keep your 9/11 Memorial 5K bib and present it after the race at the 9/11 Memorial Museum ticket window to receive 25% off general museum admission.

Community Day will take place right after the NY 5K Run on Greenwich Street. The free community event includes an array of fun activities for all ages, including live musical entertainment and the chance to learn more about the museum. Food and drinks will be available to purchase.

Remember to present your bib to receive special discounts and promotions at certain Lower Manhattan restaurants for the Bib N’ Brunch. Promotions will be valid from 9 a.m. to the close of business on April 24, 2016. Discounts will apply to bib holders and guests, unless otherwise stated.

Don’t Forget to Book Accommodations

If you’re looking for hotels near LGA for the event, book your stay with us at the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel. After a fun day, you can retire to one of our luxury guest rooms and enjoy our variety of amenities, including flat screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Whether you are a participant or a spectator at this year’s event, the Courtyard LaGuardia looks forward to hosting you.

You’ve Got to Get to The Bacon & Beer Classic at Citi Field in April

What could be better than an entire festival dedicated to two of the most delicious things around: bacon and beer. This year’s Bacon & Beer Classic at Citi Field will take place from April 22 – 23, 2016. The event promises to be one of the most unique festivals at Citi Field you’ve ever been to, and very possibly the most delectable.

What to Expect at the Bacon & Beer Classic NYC

Couple at festival drinking beerThis year’s Bacon & Beer Classic NYC will be sure to leave you full, happy and possibly going back for more! Head to the Bacon & Beer Classic Citi Field to try over 50 original bacon-inspired dishes from some of the best restaurants and chefs in town. Wash those dishes down with over 100 cider and craft beer samples from our regional breweries. While you’re at it, make sure you check out the iconic sports stadium.

That’s not all, visitors can try their hand at a giant game of Jenga, have fun out on the bungee run or hit the photo booth for some great reminders of the event. In the spirit of all things deliciously bacon, you can even prove your passion by taking part in the Bacon Eating Contest.

General admission ticket holders will get to enjoy 3 glorious hours of beer and bacon tasting and VIP ticket holders will be able to access the stadium an hour earlier. All ticket holders will receive a souvenir tasting glass.

Don’t Forget to Book Accommodations

If you’re looking for hotels near LGA and also close to the stadium, look no further than Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel. Guests at Courtyard LaGuardia can look forward to luxury accommodations and enough amenities to ensure an unforgettable stay. We look forward to welcoming you.

Pay a Visit to Queens Zoo Next Time You’re in NYC

Whether you’re coming with the whole family or just traveling to NYC, Queens Zoo offers entertainment, education and fascination for all ages. The zoo is open daily from 10AM – 4:30PM. The zoo is home to over 75 species native to the Americas and is only one of the NYC zoos that is home to Andean bears. The zoo also houses, snowy owls, pronghorn, pumas, Roosevelt elk, California sea lions, bison, swans, cranes, bald eagle, aviary and a range of domestic animals.

So Much to Do at The Zoo

Close-up-of-sea-lionIf you are a fan of sea lions, you can spend lunchtime with them at the zoo. While these beautiful creatures may be clumsy on land, the torpedo-shaped bodies and oar-like flippers make for strong divers and swimmers. Feeding times are 11:15AM, 2PM and 4PM daily. All through the summer the zoo offers fascinating education programs that are engaging and fun experiences for all ages. The Scout Badge program is a particular favorite. The two-hour long workshop guides scouts through different activities that can help to complete their requirements for a patch or badge.

Looking for Hotels Near LGA? Look No Further

If you’re looking for comfortable and convenient hotels near LGA, look no further than the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel. The Courtyard LaGuardia conveniently offers a 24-hour airport shuttle service and guests can look forward to amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool and relaxing sundeck along with complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby. After a fun day wandering around the zoo, come and unwind in our luxury accommodations complete with comfy bedding, top-quality Paul Mitchell bath products and a flexible workspace. Whatever your needs, we are sure we will be able to meet them and look forward to welcoming you at our hotel.

Be Sure to Visit the Queens Museum Next Time You’re in Town

If you’re planning on traveling to NYC, be sure to add a visit to the Queens Museum to your itinerary. The museum is dedicated to exhibiting the highest quality visual arts and offers a range of educational programs. The museum aims to fulfill its mission by designing and providing public programs, art exhibitions and education experiences that work to promote the appreciation of art and support the creative efforts of the artists.

Events at NYC Museums to Look Forward To

Museum-signIf you enjoy exploring NYC museums, you’ll love the artistic exhibitions at the Queens. In particular, Bearing Witness, drawings by William Gropper are on display now until July 31 and visitors can celebrate the talent of this painter, visual editorialist and printmaker. There is always a range of fascinating exhibitions on at the museum, including:

  • Library Partnership Family Day, April 2, 2016 12pm – 2pm
  • Closing Reception for a Community Partnership Exhibition Program, April 2, 2016 2pm – 4pm
  • And the Beat Goes On: Music-Making on Film Liberace, April 6, 2016, 2pm – 5pm
  • And the Beat Goes On: Music-Making on Film A Late Quartet, April 13, 2016, 2pm – 5pm
  • Queens Museum Gala, April 20, 2016, 6:30pm – 11pm
  • And the Beat Goes On: Music-Making on Film The Idolmaker, April 27, 2016, 2pm – 5pm

Stay with Us When You’re in Town

Be sure to book your accommodation with us at the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel. Courtyard LaGuardia is one of the hotels near LGA and we offer well-appointed guest rooms as well as a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. After wandering around the museum come back and unwind in the outdoor pool and soak up the sun on our sundeck and grab a bite to eat at our on-site restaurant. We look forward to hosting you and your family.


LaGuardia Airport Hotel Deals Not to Miss Out On

Whether you are traveling to NYC for business or leisure, Courtyard LaGuardia offers some great savings and deals for our guests. With almost 300 guest rooms that will appeal to families and business professionals alike, the hotel is the perfect place from which to base your trip. Located in Queens, we are one of the top hotels near LGA and offer a 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport. We also offer a relaxing outdoor pool and sundeck.

Don’t Miss These Courtyard LaGuardia Special Offers

Our LaGuardia hotel deals have been created with our guest’s enjoyment and comfort in mind. Whether you’re coming to town for work or leisure, our Courtyard LaGuardia special offers are sure to appeal to you.

  • Courtyard laguardia suitePark Here Fly There Package – this package takes the stress out of travel by letting you park one car for up to 3 nights while enjoying overnight accommodation for one night. It also includes a shuttle service to and from LaGuardia Airport.
  • Park, Stay & Eat Package – this package includes deluxe accommodation, a breakfast buffet each morning of your stay and complimentary parking each day for one vehicle.

Go On, Book a Stay with Us

The Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel ensures that you will experience a unique stay with us. Our smoke-free guest rooms include high-speed internet access, plush bedding and luxury bath amenities as well as flexible workspace. You don’t need to miss a workout when you stay with us, as we have both a state-of-the-art fitness center and outdoor swimming pool. We also boast an on-site restaurant and in our lobby, guests can take advantage of private pods complete with TV’s and complimentary Wi-Fi. The lobby also hosts a Go Board touch screen display panel so you can get access to local weather, sports, news and directions, right at your fingertips.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Be Sure to Pay a Visit to the New York Hall of Science

There’s So Much to Look Forward to at NYSCI

Robot-android-woman-with-butterflyIf you’re coming to the city for a break and looking for family friendly activities in NY, be sure to take the family to check out the fascinating science museums in NYC, in particular the New York Hall of Science.

A visit to NYSCI promises to be an energetic, hands-on and educational experience where visitors get to indulge their curiosity while nurturing their creativity. Founded at the 1964 World’s Fair, the museum has evolved into the city’s center for interactive science and today presents some 450 demonstrations, exhibits, participatory activities and workshops that help to explain math, science, engineering and technology.

The museum offers a range of fascinating daily demonstrations that explain the exciting properties of biology, physics, chemistry and so much more. For example, the cow’s eye dissection looks at how eyes work, the cool chemistry demonstration teaches visitors how to make ice in 30 seconds, crush a can without touching it and even shrink balloons without having to remove the air inside them. The flight demo fascinatingly explains what makes hot air balloons, airplanes, rockets and blimps fly and the design time demonstration teaches you how to repurpose everyday items to build incredible mechanisms.

Book a Stay with Us During Your NYC Visit

If you’re coming to NYC to visit the museum, be sure to book a stay with us at Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel. Courtyard LaGuardia proudly offers guests a unique experience and everything you could need for an enjoyable, comfortable stay. All our guest rooms are non-smoking and offer plush bedding, flexible workspaces, free high-speed Internet, Paul Mitchell bath amenities and more. In our lobby, guests can make use of private pods with personal TV’s, a sitting area and library and convenient boarding pass station. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to the Big Apple.

Don’t Miss This Year’s Orchid Show at NY Botanical Garden

This year, the Orchid Show NY Botanical Garden is happening until April 17. If you’re an orchid lover or simply looking for family-friendly activities NY, be sure to get to the show.

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Orchid Show NY Botanical Garden

OrchidThe Orchid Show NY Botanical Garden is the perfect opportunity to learn all there is to know about these incredible plants. In its 14th year now, the NY Orchid Show will transport visitors on a voyage through the history of orchids, with each minute playing out against the backdrop of loads of beautiful blooms in the NY Botanical Garden. Visitors will get to discover the amazing adventures of orchid hunters who were swept up in the “orchidelirium” of the 19th century when they would risk their lives to secure the enchanting flowers from jungles around the globe.

You can also learn about the Botanical Garden’s efforts to rescue orchids that have been collected illegally and seized at international borders. Go along and enjoy poetry readings, dance performances and plenty or orchid demonstrations from growing to care.

Don’t miss the popular orchid evenings, either, which take place on March 5, 12, 19, 24, 26 and April 2, 9, 15 and 16 from 6:30PM-9:30PM. Visitors can grab a cocktail and take a walk through The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium while music sets the ambience for the romantic setting. The ticket for the evening includes a signature cocktails, and on certain days you can upgrade the experience with the Young Garden Circle Orchid Lounge where you can skip the line and make use of an open bar.

Stay with Us During the Show

Book your stay with us at the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel when you come over for the show.

Come and See the Mets at Citi Field

Citi Field NY


If you’re looking for family friendly activities NY, be sure to see the Mets at Citi field. Citi Field NY is home to the NY Mets and is a great stadium to catch a Mets baseball game or take a tour of the stadium.

Citi Field NY

Whether you’re a diehard Mets fan or just visiting New York’s top sites, there is no doubt you will be left in awe of this open-air ballpark. If you’re coming for a game, there are varied seating options at a range of different prices to choose from. If you’ll be staying with us at Courtyard LaGuardia, getting to the ballpark is easy. Mass transit is widely available and it’s just a 16-minute train ride from Penn Station. You may want to embark on a tour of the ballpark while you’re in town. The tour includes a look at the dugout, field, clubhouse, press box, production area, suite levels as well as the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum.

Book your Stay with Us

The Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel is one of the closest hotels to the stadium. We are just five minutes from the ballpark so whether you’re catching a game or taking a tour, you’re close by. Afterwards, head back to the hotel to relax in the outdoor swimming pool or take advantage of our free Wi-Fi to upload photos for those back home. Our hotel offers all the amenities of home to ensure you enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay.

We look forward to hosting you next time you’re in NYC.