See the city that never sleeps, with flights from North Bay to New York.
When it comes to finding things to do in New York, you never have to look far. Whether you have your sights set on exploring the collection at the American Museum of Natural History, or sightseeing from the Empire State Building, you’ll need more than a New York minute to experience all of New York’s points of interest.
Beyond the hustle and bustle of the streets, the city’s parks offer a serene retreat.
In the midst of Manhattan, the 843-acre Central Park acts as New York’s backyard, featuring theatres, carousels, and its own castle. After seeing New York’s most famous park, set off for the city’s other enticing green spaces, starting with the experimental High Line or Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
Spend the day in the great indoors of New York’s many museums. With the Guggenheim, Museum of the City of New York, and Metropolitan Museum of Art all within walking distance of each other, a marathon of exhibits awaits along the “Museum Mile”. In total, eight museums line this stretch of Fifth Avenue, making it one of New York’s major educational attractions.
You could easily spend the whole of your trip from North Bay in Manhattan, but New York’s other boroughs are well worth a visit. Venture north of Manhattan to the historic Bronx or across the Brooklyn Bridge into Brooklyn to see New York’s coolest neighbourhoods.
Take the scenic route between New York’s outer boroughs with a boat ride. Whether you’re taking the East River ferry to Brooklyn, or the free Staten Island ferry to Staten Island, you’ll get a whole new perspective on the city from the water.
Before you fly back to North Bay, ride the ferry to Liberty Island to pay a visit to the Statue of Liberty, the symbol of this spectacular city.
The northernmost borough in New York is your next destination on your trip from North Bay.
Start your day in the Bronx with an iconic New York destination, Yankee Stadium. This Bronx ballpark is home turf for the New York Yankees, one of New York’s two MLB teams. Even if you don’t get to catch the Yankees knocking one out of the park, a visit to this famous baseball stadium is always a home run.
After the ballpark, make your way to the Bronx educational attractions. Wander through a cultured collection of contemporary art in the Bronx Museum of the Arts or head to the borough’s biggest attraction, the Bronx Zoo. With everything from Canada geese to ring-tailed mongooses, the animals of the Bronx Zoo are sure to amaze. As the largest urban zoo in the world, the Bronx Zoo requires at least an afternoon to see properly.
In the borough’s parks and gardens, you can stroll through some of the local plant life. From the riverside views of Wave Hill public garden to the scenic walking trails of Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx boasts a variety of outdoor spaces. The New York Botanical Garden has grown a lot since its 1891 inception. With 28 gardens spread across 250 acres, you could say the NYBG has an unbe-leaf-able amount of plant life.
If all this exploration has you peckish, the Bronx’s restaurants will pique your interest. From the mouthwatering meat and pickles of Liebman’s Bronx Delicatessen to the savoury sausage slice at Louie and Ernie’s Pizza, the Bronx is a taste of New York classics.
Before you fly back to North Bay, be sure take a bite out of this northern New York borough.
This low-key neighbourhood can show you the quiet side of New York during your visit from North Bay.
While getting to Greenpoint isn’t as easy as getting to other Brooklyn neighbourhoods, the neighbourhood’s inaccessibility has helped it retain its original charm. Perched on the border between Brooklyn and Queens, only one train runs to Greenpoint. Hop aboard the G, to reach this Brooklyn community.
Once you arrive in Greenpoint, tree-lined streets and historic brownstones rise up to greet you. To best explore these classic Brooklyn features, try one of Greenpoint’s self-guided walking tours. Online resources lay out several paths to take you to Greenpoint’s points of interest.
The area’s heritage shines through in Greenpoint’s restaurants. Staying true to its Polish roots, butchers and bakers continue to cook up classic dishes. You can snack on bigos and blintzes while listening to some of Brooklyn’s up-and-coming bands at Warsaw at the Polish National Home. With room for 800 people, this venue is at the centre of the borough’s music scene.
Brooklyn’s up-and-coming artists have a home on the walls of Greenpoint’s converted industrial space galleries. Buildings from the mid-19th century are now venues for a seemingly endless number of art galleries. Whether you’re exploring art in an old pencil factory or a former rope factory, gallery hopping in Greenpoint is a great way to spend an afternoon.
After an afternoon of art, enjoy the outdoors in one of Greenpoint’s green spaces. WNYC Transmitter Park is a neighbourhood favourite, set on the grounds of the radio station’s now defunct broadcast towers. With an amazing waterfront view of Manhattan, this park is worth tuning in to.
As you head south through Greenpoint, you’ll eventually hit the expansive McCarren Park. This park on the border of Greenpoint is a destination in and of itself, but it can also take you into Greenpoint’s hip neighbour, Williamsburg. Whether you stay in the park or keep heading south, Greenpoint is your path to the next New York experience on your trip from North Bay.
Fly from North Bay Jack Garland Airport (YYB) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey, with a quick connection in Toronto. North Bay to New York flight time is 2 hours and 25 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from North Bay to New York is around 845 km / 525 mi.
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