Spring into a New Season at the New York Botanical Gardens

Watch spring come alive this season at the New York Botanical Gardens. As winter fades, there will be plenty to see and do as nature unfolds her beauty.

See Spring in NYC Bloom in the Natural World

ATTRACTIONS_BOTANICAL-GARDEN_Boys looking at the flower with the magnifierThe Gardens will have activities and exhibits for young and old this coming spring. See all there is to do starting in March.

Special Exhibits and Events: March and Beyond
This March 4, the new exhibit, What in the World is a Herbarium? will come to the Gardens. Discover how scientists, scholars, and botanists are preserving plant specimens and saving the world’s endangered plant species.

Meanwhile, all throughout March and April, head to the Gardens for Orchid Evenings. The exhibit The Orchid Show: Thailand will be on display amid dancing, music, and cocktails.

Starting in April and lasting until October, see botanical-inspired sculptures on display at the Gardens from artist Dave Chihuly.

Children and Family Activities in NYC
There’s lots of fun for families at the Botanical Gardens.

Science Camp lets kids explore the natural world, see behind-the-scenes at the Gardens, and undertake scientific investigations. For instance, this upcoming April, enroll your K-5 children in Spring into Science, where they can explore and observe blooming buds, busy insects, and nesting animals.

At the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, kids and families get to learn where their food comes from, tend vegetable beds, and explore cooking with the bounty of the earth. Daily gardening activities are always happening to let you truly get your hands dirty.

Spring in NYC is a wonderful time to get outside and see what Mother Nature is cooking up. When traveling to NYC and visiting the Botanical Gardens, stay with us at Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel.




Warm Up at the Winter Village at Bryant Park

If getting through this winter is proving to be difficult, then you need something to spice up your dreary days. The perfect antidote to the winter blues is the Winter Village at Bryant Park.

Enjoy the Rink and More at Bryant Park All Season Long

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Ongoing Events and Entertainment

The Winter Village is a fun place through March for winter activities. Skating at The Rink at Bryant Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. This is one of the only venues that offers free ice skating in NYC!

Select shopping is also open through March 5th at the open-air, European-style market. Drop the kids off at the rink and browse for some unique items.

There’s plenty to eat at the Winter Village, too. Step into the Skating Pavilion to warm up and have a treat from the Snack Bar, with a delicious hot chocolate. Meanwhile, Public Fare is a rink-side restaurant that offers a sit-down meal.

Special Events
Special events will be held until the end of the Bryant Park Winter Village’s run. Participate and liven up your winter season.

The Winter Carnival lasts through February 4. It’s a wildly popular event celebrating snow and ice. Just some of the fun includes a skating showcase with Johnny Weir, an Ice Ball, Ice Castle, free curling and skating lessons, and an outdoor Winter Brew House.

Exerskate at Bryant Park is a fun way to warm up and get moving. It’s held Thursdays through March 5 at 8 a.m., and you’ll be led through ice skating circuits that hockey players and figure skaters use. Get ready to sweat and become a better skater.

When traveling to New York City, book your stay with Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel. Attend winter events from a convenient location, and return to cozy accommodations.




See the World’s Top Dogs at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Dog lovers should plan on heading to Madison Square Garden this February to attend the famed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. This event is the last word in top dogs and will feature the best of breeds from all over the world.

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This year, the dog show held in New York City will take place on February 13 and 14, 2017.

Daytime Sessions/Events

On February 13 for daytime sessions (from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), there will be breed judging (for toy, herding, hound, and non-sporting dogs) as well as Junior Showmanship preliminaries.

On February 14, daytime sessions will include breed judging for sporting, working, and terrier dogs, plus Junior Showmanship preliminaries.

Evening Sessions/Events

The main events will happen in the evening for the 141st WKC Dog Show. On February 13, starting at 8:00 p.m., there will be group judging for toy, hound, herding, and non-sporting dogs.

The evening of February 14 is the big night – the Junior Showmanship Finals begin at 7:30 p.m., and group judging will take place at 8:00 p.m. for sporting, working, and terrier dogs. Finally, the end of the night will crown the Best in Show.

What to Expect

Ticketholders can expect a bevy of beautiful dogs. Remember to check out the winners of the preliminaries on February 14 on the Red Carpet at 6:00 p.m. before the big prizes are awarded. This will be hosted at the Expo Center within the Garden. Meet the best dogs in the world and make your personal pick for the top prize.

If you’re traveling to New York City and attending this famous, highly-anticipated event, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

Valentine’s Day 2017 in New York City

Looking for something special to do in honor of St. Valentine? There are lots of romantic places in NYC to visit in celebration of the day of love (or any day). You can also make your loved one feel extra special by taking them to an event dedicated for Valentine’s Day in New York City.

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Love Bites: The Power Ballads Sing-Along

On Friday, February 10, 2017 at Union Hall, join the party and sing along to ‘80s and ‘90s power ballads streaming on a big screen (with lyrics). The event will also feature an ‘80s/‘90s costume contest, air guitar competition, prizes, themed drinks (try the Eternal Flame or the Kiss from a Rose), and Valentine heart candy and cards.

Love in Times Square on Valentine’s Day

On February 14, 2017, head to Times Square to celebrate romance in NYC. There will be wedding ceremonies, vow renewals, and surprise proposals happening throughout the celebration, plus kissing booths.

Romantic Places in New York City


Dinner and a movie are a classic romantic combination. At Syndicated, you get both in a cozy yet cool atmosphere. The menu features movie theater-inspired drinks and food, and the bar has classic movies projected on huge screens (on mute). Behind the kitchen there is a great movie theater that serves up gourmet popcorn along with cheap showings of fun films (for instance, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off for $3).


Another cozy bar that is romantic year-round is Camp. The interior is modeled after a rustic cabin, and guests can sit before a roaring fire and play board games while sipping on craft cocktails inspired by – what else – s’mores. This would be the perfect spot for couples who would prefer a low-key evening.

If you’re traveling to the NYC area this February, or any time of year, book your stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.



New York City Fashion Week - Winter 2017

Interested in fashion? Love seeing what the world’s biggest designers have dreamed up? You should attend New York City Fashion Week – Winter 2017 while you're visiting NYC this January/February.

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Men’s Events

For menswear events during NYFW 2017, the hottest designers in men’s fashion will fill up the schedule. Names like David Hart, Robert James, Suits by Curtis Eliot, and Woodhouse will be showing off their Spring 2017 lines from January 30 to February 2.

Women’s Events

Women’s fashion events are the star of the week. Fan favorites like Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Rodarte, and more will be featured on the runways, along with names like Lela Rose and Nicole Miller. Industry insiders will be scoping out these shows and seeking out the next biggest trends.

Guest Appearances

Big names in fashion like Ralph Lauren will be headlining runway shows, plus special guests like Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang will be making appearances throughout the week.

Events Open to the Public

The Shows at FTL Moda

From February 9-11, grab your tickets to see international designers’ creations in this show that’s open to the public.

Uptown Fashion Week

February 14-16, fashion designers from Spain and Latin America (including Mexico and Venezuela) will arrive to show off what’s modern, stylish, and cutting-edge for these cultures.

Street Fashion Week

Street Fashion Week shows off what’s new in urban fashion – what the most modern fashionistas will be wearing on the street. The public can come out to see this show on February 16.

For a fun outing, check out lots of winter events in NYC, including New York Fashion Week 2017. While you’re in town, make sure you stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


New York City Restaurant Week 2017

If you’re a foodie or just a food lover (or both!), you need to check out New York City Restaurant Week 2017. DINING_RESTAURANT_Glasses set with drinks in restaurant

This event is hyped-up for a reason: restaurants all over the city join in to offer discounted, three-course, prix-fixe meals with some of their best selections. You’ll get a delicious meal with sumptuous dishes, not to mention a fine dining experience, for a fantastic price.

Winter events in NYC like this one are the perfect chance to restaurant-hop around the city and find new favorites or hidden gems.

Restaurant Week is happening from January 23 through February 10, 2017. Find new restaurants to try in every borough of NYC!

Dining Out in NYC: Find Participating Restaurants in Every Borough

Check out NYC: The Official Guide to browse participating restaurants by location, type of cuisine, or dietary needs. Or, check out some of the offerings at the participating restaurants in each of NYC's five boroughs listed below.

Bronx Restaurants

Mario’s Restaurant, Sea Shore Restaurant, Hudson Garden, Lobster Box, Prime Cuts Irish Butchers, Pine Bar and Grill, The Black Whale

Manhattan Restaurants

Sky Room Times Square, Scarpetta, Butter Midtown, Flatiron Hall, Sarabeth’s Tribeca, Left Bank, La Sirene, The Morgan Dining Room

Queens Restaurants

Indian Taj, Vivaldi, Bourbon Street Café, Planet House Love, Thai Rock, Butcher Bar, Tacos Guicho, The Sparrow Tavern, Sweetleaf

Brooklyn Restaurants

Lighthouse, Early, Hail Mary, The Greenhouse Café, Buttermilk Channel, French Louie, Dean Street, Rye, Choice Market

Staten Island Restaurants

Lee’s Tavern, Pier 76, Angelina’s Ristorante, South Fin Grill, Joe & Pat’s, The West Shore Inn, Duffy’s

For fun dining out in NYC, or if you’re just traveling to the area, book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel.

The Year of the Rooster Awaits for Chinese New Year in NYC

Each year, the Chinese New Year rolls around weeks after the calendar New Year. As it turns out, the ancient Chinese followed a lunar and solar calendar, which means dates were set according to both lunar phases as well as solar equinoxes and solstices.

You can join in on celebrating this ancient tradition, which is thousands of years old, when you enjoy festivities for the Chinese New Year in NYC.

Get Ready for the Lunar New Year Celebration in New York

LOCATIONS_CITY- NYC-Chinese-New-Year-ParadeLunar New Year Festival

The Year of the Rooster starts off with a bang at the Lunar New Year Celebration in New York City. The festival is a street party with food, performances, vendors hawking wares, and a festive atmosphere to welcome the Chinese New Year.

The celebration begins on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Chinatown, NYC, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunar New Year Parade

Along with the festival, you can join in for the fun and fanfare of the parade, which starts up at 1 p.m., also on February 5. See Chinese dragons wind along the streets along with a bevy of costumed performers, music, and colors.

Excellent viewing areas for the parade include East Broadway or near Grand Street by Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel when traveling to the New York City area in celebration of the Chinese New Year -- or anytime throughout the year!

Current Packages and Promos Available from Our Hotel

Your trip to the New York City area can be easier than ever when you book one of the packages and promos available from our hotel.

Courtyard LaGuardia has some great deals happening right now that will ensure your trip is as low-stress as possible. These all-in-one offers make sure you have everything extra you need for a comfortable journey.

Hotel Promos in NYC for Easy Travel

With New York City hotel packages, you can take your stay to the next level.

Park Here Fly There Package Hotel suite with sofas and coffe table and desk with a bar area and bed in the background

The Park Here Fly There Package features perks that offer the best way to have convenient, stress-free travels. Your overnight accommodations will come with shuttle service both to and from LaGuardia Airport, and up to three nights of parking for one car. With this package, you won’t have to worry about calling a taxi or catching a ride.

Park, Stay & Eat Package

The Park, Stay & Eat Package is perfect for those who enjoy breakfast as well as an easy way to park your vehicle during their stay. Your deluxe accommodations will include a breakfast buffet each morning in our hotel restaurant, Aileron Bar & Grill, and complimentary parking for each day of your stay. Have a leisurely morning meal along with your coffee and newspaper, and head out knowing you’ll be able to easily park when you return.

Marriott Rewards: Earn and Redeem Points

Staying at a Marriott hotel in NYC, you can rack up rewards! With the Marriott Rewards program, you earn points for hotel stays, airline travel, and even shopping. Redeem your points at Courtyard LaGuardia to upgrade your room, get a free stay, and more. You can even use points during your current stay!

Book one of our hotel promos for your next visit to NYC and stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel and have the best trip ever. Combine these deals with the convenience of our hotel near LaGuardia Airport, and get unmatched ease along with great savings.

New Year’s Eve in Times Square 2017

A rollicking event for celebrating the New Year is one you’ve heard of before: New Year’s Eve in Times Square 2017.

There are plenty of reasons to attend beyond saying you’ve experienced the famous 2017 Ball Drop. Area restaurants offer local and ethnic fare beyond the big chains, not to mention a place to relax and fill up, and performances will keep the party rolling from day into night.

New Year’s Eve in NYC: Spend it at Times Square

Times Square Performances and Events: Highlights

Lighting and Raising of the NYE Ball – 6 p.m. View of Times Square at night with the city lights

Watch as the giant switch is flipped and the NYE Ball is lit up at the summit of One Times Square. Dazzling pyrotechnics will accompany the preparation for this midnight tradition.

Hourly Countdowns (with Anderson Cooper, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and more) – Hourly starting at 6:58 p.m.

Count down each hour until midnight with fun guest appearances, each of whom will be sharing their New Year’s wishes.

Daya Performs – 8:05 p.m.

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Daya will perform some of her hits, including “Stand Still, Look Pretty.”

Luke Bryan Performs – 10:37 p.m.

The country singer will perform a medley of two popular songs.

Jessie J Performs – 11:51 p.m.

Jessie J will ring in 2017 with a performance that will include John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

Local Restaurants to Escape the Crowds

Grab some respite and delicious foods, and book a table at one of these Times Square restaurants.


Real Korean food is served here with flair.

Shake Shack

Try a famous burger or shake on the street at this iconic stand.

Kashkaval Garden

Mediterranean foods like heaping plates of charcuterie along with a warm atmosphere make this a must-stop for a bite.

Remember to book your stay with us at Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel when coming to New York to celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC.

See Seasonal Sights Galore on 2016 Holiday Light Tours in New York City

New York during the holidays is splendid and special. The city comes alive with its own unique brand of charm and cheer. Experience it for yourself, plus see some of the most iconic holiday sights, when you hop aboard the 2016 Holiday Light Tours in New York City.

See NYC at its Holiday Best with New York City Holiday Light Tours

These tours don’t keep you sequestered on the bus. Instead, you get to jump off at different destinations with a tour guide. You’ll hear and smell the city sights on top of seeing them up close, and you’ll learn all about your destinations.

Giant Christmas light display on the streets on NYCTour Stops for Christmas in New York:

NYC Christmas Window Displays

The iconic window displays of various New York department stores, including Macy’s® and Lord & Taylor®, are decked-out with holiday extravagance that will fill you with wonder. You’ll get to see all the magic up close.

Times Square

Don’t be ashamed to gape in awe as you ride through this bustling square of neon lights and flashing signs.

Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, and Columbus Circle

Famous thoroughfares will show off Central Park, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and other NYC institutions. You will enjoy a guided walk through many of them.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

See the towering famous Christmas tree, strung with over five miles of holiday lights. Get off the bus and see it up close!

Holiday Market at Bryant Park

This unique open-air market is a must-see for its European charm and merry winter flair. The ice skaters whizzing by and the warm scents of holiday food will put you in a festive mood.

Celebrate Christmas in New York and enjoy all the wondrous sights. When you’re traveling to our area, stay with us at the Courtyard LaGuardia Airport Hotel and we’ll make your trip comfortable, cozy, and convenient.