How to Have a Happy Labor Day Weekend in NYC

Aug 22, 2019

In just over a week and a half, summer will officially wind down with one last celebration: Labor Day weekend. Have you made plans yet? If not, consider taking a trip to New York City to celebrate the end of summer. Enjoy a cruise around Manhattan by yacht, or cheers to the end of summer with drinks and food at one of NYC’s many fantastic seafood restaurants.

No matter what you decide to do for Labor Day weekend in NYC, be sure to book your travel with C&J Bus Lines ahead of time. We take the headache out of driving into the city, paying for overpriced parking, and stressing about traffic. Simply hop on a bus at one of our terminals in Ogunquit, Tewksbury, Portsmouth, or Dover, and arrive in New York City in just a few hours. We make the ride comfortable—think extra legroom, reclining seats, free Wi-Fi, and plenty of delicious snacks. If that sounds good to you, then start planning your Labor Day celebrations! See our schedules and buy your tickets to NYC today.

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Attend the US Open

Throughout August and running into September, tennis fans can attend the US Open and cheer on their favorite tennis stars from around the world. Held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY, the US Open is one of the most exciting and fast-paced sporting events in the world. Attend any of the matches held on Labor Day weekend to get your heart rate up as you watch the world’s most talented tennis players go head to head on the court.

If you get there early and have some time to spare, head next door to the Queens Botanical Garden. There’s stunning gardens to stroll though, a gift shop, and even an art gallery where you can spend a few hours relaxing before watching the US Open.

Brunch on a NYC Rooftop

Take advantage of the last few beautiful weeks of summer weather and do brunch on a NYC rooftop! We love Cantina Rooftop in Hell’s Kitchen. Split some ricotta fritters with the table and sample their delicious breakfast enchiladas or avocado toast. If you’d prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, try the rooftop restaurant at Hotel Chantelle to start your day with fried burrata or bananas foster waffles.

Browse Art in the Park

If tennis is too fast-paced and art is more your speed, you definitely don’t want to miss the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. Located in the center of Greenwich Village, this event includes art from a variety of different vendors. Browse sculptures, paintings, drawing, crafts, and other beautiful works from talented artists. If it’s a hot day, pick up an icy treat from the Otto Enoteca Pizzeria Gelato Cart. We especially love their blackberry swirl gelato on a hot, humid day.

Sail Around Manhattan at Sunset

What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with one final boat cruise? Classic Harbor Line in Manhattan offers dozens of different types of cruises around the island—check out their Champagne Sunset Cruise on Yacht Manhattan or the Live Jazz City Lights Sail in New York Harbor. They offer something for everyone, so you’re bound to discover a cruise you’ll love on their website. Most cruises depart from the Chelsea Piers in Chelsea. When you get back from your cruise and you’ve worked up an appetite, go to neighborhood favorite Bocca di Bacco for fettuccine alla bolognese or steak frites.

Watch the Yankees Take on the Texas Rangers

This Labor Day, watch the New York Yankees play the Texas Rangers at home in Yankee Stadium. This game starts at 1 p.m., so grab a mouth-watering burger from Bareburger and a scoop of your favorite ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s to beat the heat. There’s no better way to spend the last day of summer than in one of America’s most iconic ballparks!

We know we just threw a lot of options at you, but there are nearly unlimited things to do in New York City for Labor Day Weekend. No matter what you decide to do, be sure to have fun and make lots of memories with your friends and family! Start planning your trip to NYC for Labor Day Weekend with C&J Bus Lines! Find schedules and buy tickets ahead of time to make sure you reserve a seat on one of our buses.

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