Now that the world is slowly reopening after the various COVID-19 lockdowns, opportunities to leave homes increasing in the United States. During lockdown, we all dreamt about seeing once-in-a-lifetime shows and events. Now there are no more excuses to not tick them off your bucket list.
The best time is now
If you have never been to a live show, you’d better make a list of the ones you want to see. You never know if this could be your last chance to see a real show, be it an on- or off-Broadway extravaganza in New York City. If the current world events have taught us anything, it is that we should do the things we’ve always wanted to do.
If you want to have the vacation of a lifetime, you are in for a treat with all the deals on right now. New York boasts that they have the most and best all inclusive resorts packages to offer. New York is the biggest and busiest city on the eastern coastline – and isn’t called the City That Never Sleeps for no reason. More than 800 languages are spoken in NYC by more than 3.2 million residents that were born outside the United States. Their resorts are as colorful as the people you’ll encounter to make for truly unforgettable vacation memories.
Imagine you always wanted to go to a theatre but you just never seemed to get around to it. Then the last one closed forever and just like that you will never be able to tell your children or grandchildren about this experience. Well here’s your chance. Broadway offers 41 professional theaters, with productions ranging from the Lion King, Aladdin, to Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. If musicals are not your thing, why not try one of the many Jazz shows in an off-Broadway theater? Live it up!
New York also boasts many daytime excursions to keep the rest of the family interested and entertained. The Empire State Building, the 9/11 memorial site, the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island, a Hudson River Cruise, a visit to Radio City and the NASDAQ Stock exchange on Wall Street are but a few of the excellent bucket list items that you have to check off. Don’t forget a horse carriage ride in Central Park, too. If sport is your pleasure, the New York Yankees (baseball), New York Knicks (basketball) or the New York Giants Football all have programs for you to visit. Get your sport tickets online or ask your travel agent to book ahead of time.
If New York does not do it for you, how about New Orleans? New Orleans, Louisiana is also a world-famous tourist destination for its Jazz music, exotic cuisine, paddle steamers, airboats, haunted tours, the Mardi Gras, and the beautiful French Quarter. Located next to the Mississippi River, this harbour parish has also a lot of things to do for the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
After Hurricane Katrina left the city devastated in 2005 having flooded over 80-percent of the city, New Orleans has bounced back to its former glory.
Now that the world is reopening, make that vacation booking. You’ve survived a pandemic, after all!