• A Guide to Exploring NYC (Beyond Manhattan)

     
    POSTED June 8, 2022
     
  • A Guide to Exploring NYC (Beyond Manhattan)

     
    POSTED June 8, 2022
     

If you’ve hosted meetings at the Javits Center or other venues in Manhattan, you know that there’s more than enough to do in the borough to easily keep attendees busy for days. But how about the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens? Get Local NYC, the newest campaign from NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the City of New York. invites meeting delegates to explore neighborhoods and support small businesses citywide.

The Five-Borough Guide offers suggestions for exploration—Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo and the 28-acre Wave Hill public garden and cultural center in the Bronx; the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum and the 52-acre Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn;  The Museum of the Moving Image and open-air Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum in Queens, and, in Staten Island, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, National Lighthouse Museum, and Historic Richmond Town. Chances are good that many of these spots will be new to even born-and-bred New Yorkers.

 

 

The return of familiarization trips is one key sign that things are beginning to return to normal in our industry. In mid-June the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) hosted more than 40 meeting and convention planners for a three-day familiarity tour. Their stay included a visit to the Franklin Institute and world premiere exhibit Harry Potter: The Exhibition, evening reception on the Rocky Steps, and a watch party as Philadelphia was announced as a host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026.

 

Pittsburgh may be known as The Steel City, but it has plenty of greenery, too, and opportunities for groups attending meetings here to get out in nature. The Pittsburgh CVB, which has the tagline “Only in Pittsburgh,” has proudly shared the news that the Great Allegany Passage was named a winner in the 2022 USA Today “10Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest for “best recreational trail.” 

 

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