Ideas for Sightseeing & Attractions in NYC

Gray Line Sightseeing Tours are one of the best ways to explore top attractions in NYC. You can choose from a wide variety of different sightseeing packages, such as a FlexPass that includes admissions to either 2, 3, 4 or 5 attractions. Tour packages are a fantastic way to explore the Big Apple at an inclusive price.

You may even like to try a night tour of New York City or head to the skies in a helicopter and check out the city from all angles in one unforgettable experience. An all-inclusive tour package includes a double-decker bus pass where you can hop on and off at any stop you wish along 5 fascinating bus loops. The double-decker bus will take you through Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn while knowledgeable tour guides teach you about the city’s history.

Top Attractions in NYC to Explore

Statue-of-Liberty-and-New York-CityJust some of the attractions you will get to see on the tours include:

  • The Empire State Building
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Madame Tussaud’s
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not
  • The Vikings Exhibition
  • Saturday Night Live – The Exhibition

Book Your Accommodations in NYC

If you’re planning to explore the city, make sure you book convenient and comfortable accommodations with us at Courtyard LaGuardia. We are near LGA and offer a complimentary airport shuttle service. You can look forward to being close to the buzz of the city while enjoying spacious accommodations and a range of top class amenities.

We look forward to welcoming you to Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


Head to the Queens Botanical Garden’s Down to Earth Farmers Market This Summer

Fresh-fruits-and-vegetables-standThe Queens Botanical Garden’s Down to Earth Farmers Market will run on Fridays from June 17 –  November 18, 2016 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Queens. The fresh produce market in Queens brings together both area food makers and local farmers, expanding on the traditional type of farmer’s market to bring shoppers the freshest fruits and vegetables in Queens. You’ll find plenty of local food entrepreneurs selling their delicious products while you enjoy locally grown and produced food.

The Queens Farmers Market is dedicated to a strong regional food system. That is a system that fosters a network of independent food businesses and farmers, giving shoppers an alternative to industrial food and supermarket shopping.

Book an Overnight Stay at Courtyard LaGuardia

Courtyard LaGuardia is one of the ideal hotels near LGA for an overnight stay if you’re coming to shop at the market. After a day of tasting and shopping for delightfully fresh ingredients, head back to the hotel and relax on our sundeck around the outdoor swimming pool. If you need to catch up on some work, our lobby has flexible work spaces and free Wi-Fi.

Never worry about missing your flight when you stay with us; we offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. You’ll find our hotel just a few minutes from major New York City attractions, too, so you can do some sightseeing while you are in town. Our well-appointed guest rooms have been designed with comfort in mind and amenities includes work desks, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs.

You won’t want to miss out on fresh produce and a fun day out at the farmers market this summer. Remember to book your stay with us at the Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel.


Plan Your Weddings & Celebrations at Courtyard LaGuardia

Whether you are planning special celebration events in NYC or your big wedding day, consider the Courtyard LaGuardia for your next occasion. Weddings and celebrations at Courtyard LaGuardia means having every detail taken care of. From exceptional service to attractive settings, our hotel makes weddings in NYC something to remember.

Planning Courtyard LaGuardia Weddings

Bride-holds-a-wedding-bouquetWhen you choose Courtyard LaGuardia weddings, you’re choosing style, grace and dedicated service. Our staff will make sure your event will be sensational for you and your guests. From customized menus and seating charts, our team will make sure every detail is taken care of. We aim to offer the service you need to ensure your special occasion is carried off seamlessly.

Our ballroom is the perfect, flexible space. Whether you’re hosting an intimate family gathering or a larger event with 150 guests, we’re happy to accommodate you. We also offer a complimentary suite for the bride and groom and a special guest room rate for your guests. Our on-site event and wedding specialist, along with our top-notch culinary team will make sure your event is customized just the way you want it.

We also provide a complimentary airport shuttle, so your out-of-town guests won’t have to worry about transportation.

Book Your Event with Us

The Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel offers luxury accommodations, complimentary high-speed internet along with Paul Mitchell bath amenities and friendly service. Guests staying at the hotel can take full advantage of our outdoor pool and world-class fitness center. Our new state-of-the-art lobby provides flexible work and relaxation spaces and free Wi-Fi.

Let us help you create the most memorable occasion you and your guests have ever experienced. With our attention to detail, we take the stress out of planning your event so you and your guests can sit back and enjoy the function.


Fleet Week NYC Is Almost Here

Fleet Week NYC is from May 25 – 31, 2016. This year the event will celebrate its 28th year and is New York’s time-honored tradition for celebrating the sea services. It is an amazing opportunity for visitors and locals alike to meet with Coast Guardsmen, Sailors and Marines. It’s also the perfect chance to witness first hand all the recent capabilities of our maritime services.

Memorial Day Weekend Events NYC

Aircraft-CarrierThe week-long celebration promises a full schedule of not-to-be-missed Memorial Day weekend events in NYC that are free for the public to attend, including:

  • The Parade of Ships kicks off the celebrations. It is thought that some 4,500 Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen will be participating in the parade.
  • Read Aloud at Brooklyn Public Library – there will be several read aloud events during the week with sea service members.
  • Navy Band Concert – the public concert will take place at Pier A, close to Harbor House in Battery Park.
  • General Public Ship Tours – ship tours will begin on two Piers: 88S and 92S in Manhattan as well as USS The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
  • Larchmont Memorial Day Parade – watch service members participate in the annual parade that is hosted by the American Legion.

Book Your Memorial Day Getaway with Us

If you want conveniently located hotels near LGA, look no further than Courtyard LaGuardia. Our hotel offers almost 300 well-appointed guest rooms and we offer a 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport. After a fun day of events, unwind in the outdoor pool or enjoy free Wi-Fi in our brand new lobby.

The Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel is just minutes from some of the top NYC attractions so you can check out the best of the Big Apple during your Memorial Day getaway. We look forward to hosting you.


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.