Book a Porter flight from Thunder Bay to New York and wake up in the city that never sleeps. World famous landmarks and five boroughs full of distinct neighbourhoods are just a small bite of what The Big Apple has to offer.
Put it all in perspective at the Top of the Rock at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. From the open-air deck on the 70th floor, you’ll enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the Empire State Building, Central Park and the city below.
Once you’re back at street level, go the distance on Museum Mile. This strip of 5th Avenue, which borders Central Park, is home to eight museums including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of the City of New York and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Once you’ve satisfied your artistic appetite, head to lower Manhattan and take the L train to Williamsburg. This Brooklyn gem is filled with artists, independent coffee houses, record shops, music venues and designer boutiques. Despite its gentrification, Williamsburg has authentic Brooklyn charm.
The perfect way to end any day in New York is with dinner and a Broadway show. The neon lights are always bright in this world famous theatre district, which is an absolute must-see for any visitor to the big city. Prepare to be dazzled by a range of new and classic plays and musicals.
From the diverse neighbourhoods and creative alcoves of the outer boroughs, to the jam-packed grid of sights, sounds and tastes of Manhattan, there are millions of ways to experience The Empire City. Book a Porter flight from Thunder Bay to New York and see the city your way.
Formerly a 19th century industrial district for artists’ lofts and creative collectives, SoHo is now established as a world famous shopping district.
SoHo is short for south of Houston (pronounced “hows tin”), the street that marks its northern border. Within SoHo’s boundaries, you’ll find trendy upscale boutiques and retail chains housed in 19th century buildings. So strut the streets and prepare to satisfy your sartorial appetite.
SoHo is the cobblestoned catwalk for New York’s most style savvy. You may even spot one of the many celebrities who call this neighbourhood home.
When you’re ready to rest your fashionable feet and grab a bite, trendy and eclectic eateries are also spread throughout the area.
Have a taste of history at Fanelli Café. This pub serves up beer and old school American pub fare. It’s also one of the oldest pubs in New York, dating back to the mid-1800s.
Shopping and dining aren’t all SoHo has in store. Have a seat at the SoHo Playhouse for a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show or take a peek into the neighbourhood’s creative past with a visit to a glamorous gallery.
Fly down from Thunder Bay to New York and head south of Houston for a true cosmopolitan experience in the big city.
When you fly from Thunder Bay to New York, a short trip across the iconic Queensboro Bridge and over the East River brings you to Long Island City.
A long way from its agricultural and industrial history, this Queens neighbourhood is now a growing community that nurtures innovation and contemporary art.
MoMA PS1 opened in the 1970s, but is still current. Instead of housing permanent collections, this exhibition space prides itself on temporary exhibits and frequent change.
On summer weekends, MoMA PS1’s Warm Up heats up the city with a unique performance series in its courtyard. Warm Up spotlights local and international musicians and DJs, both established and emerging. Genres have no boundaries in this experimental space where innovation is the name of the game.
Long Island City offers more outdoor art experiences at Socrates Sculpture Park. Formerly a landfill, the park was founded in 1986. Its spacious lawns are now filled with contemporary installation art, performances and annual festivals. Views of the big city also make it one of New York’s best picnic spots.
For more artistic adventures, stay centered at Sculpture Center. Founded in 1928, this artist run non-profit gallery is a hotspot for experimental contemporary sculpture.
Contemplating all that contemporary art is hungry work. From fine dining with rooftop views to craft beer haunts with charming décor and local flavour, Long Island City has a long and growing list of places to enjoy a drink or a hearty meal.
The neighbourhood also has a growing range of hotels. When you fly from Thunder Bay to New York, consider staying in Long Island City for all its attractions and proximity to Manhattan. Easy subway access, free hotel shuttle buses and ferry rides across the East River make this neighbourhood a convenient place to set up home base.
After one visit, you’ll be longing for another trip to Long Island City.
Fly from Thunder Bay International Airport (YQT) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), with a quick connection in Toronto. Thunder Bay to New York flight time is 3 hours and 35 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Thunder Bay to New York is around 1,470 km / 915 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.