There is something about New York City that gets the best out of the athletes that play there. The glamour, the glitz and the big stage of the largest city in the world. It always feels like the lights are shining brighter when your team plays there and on March 26, it will be nitty gritty time in the NHL season. This means the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers will meet on the big stage for what could be a crucial conference game.
Following the Flyers to the Big Apple means being able to take in all the great aspects of the city. There are so many places to visit and great restaurants to get a bite at that it is not possible to take it all in just one day. It is not possible to list everything there is to offer in NYC in just this article, so please check out this website before you head north.
If you have an extra day or two, it is very worth it to see a show on Broadway. Even the most hardened sports fan can find a musical or play of some kind that he or she can enjoy. You can see the full list here. If you choose to not purchase tickets ahead of time, you can wait in the TKTS line in Times Square to get discounted show tickets for certain shows on that particular day. This line is easy to spot as it snakes its way down Broadway.
It is also very well worth your time to take a tour of the NBC Studios at Rockefeller Plaza, if you haven’t ever done so already. What has always been a hot ticket has become even hotter with the return of The Tonight Show to New York. The tour will take you through all the different studios of your favorite NBC shows and you may even catch a glimpse of a celebrity, like Jimmy Fallon, Matt Lauer or a Saturday Night Live cast member.
When it’s game time, there is no other hockey experience like a game at the historic Madison Square Garden. The Garden underwent major renovations over the offseason so it has some updated amenities while not losing the famous old charm that it has. Of course, this being a conference game between old rivals, expect this to be a raucous atmosphere, especially with what could be major playoff implications on the line. It’s a short drive up the New Jersey Turnpike, why not experience it?