New York Travel Packages for First-Timers, Baseball Fans

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New York Travel Packages for First-Timers, Baseball Fans

Published 04/20/2010

(New York, New York) – The Big Apple has some enticing packages for who have never visited New York or those who love baseball.

Armchair travelers who for years have seen New York City's myriad attractions through a lens on everything from "Law & Order," "Sex and the City," "Seinfeld" and "Ugly Betty" to (most of ) Woody Allen's films, "Ghostbusters" and  "Sex in the City," the movie, but have not ventured into the five boroughs, are now enabled by the Crowne Plaza Times Square's First Time in New York package. It assures Big Apple virgins see all of the sights of Manhattan and beyond and provides a vehicle for showing off their memory-making experiences back home with: two 48-hour passes for the Classic New York Double Decker Bus Tour; tickets to the Empire State Building's Observation Deck, ferry to Statue of  Liberty and the Natural history Museum; a detailed New York City sightseeing map; a New York City's Official Visitor Guide; the opportunity to see themselves embedded in the bright lights of Broadway at Hershey's Times Square; and a commemorative picture frame. 

The two-night package starts at $598, double occupancy.

Grayline's Classic Double Decker Bus Tours offer continuous hop-on-hop-off service at more than 50 stops throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn - from The United Nations to Times Square, from Harlem to Battery Park - so First Time in New Yorkers can decide what to see and when according to their own interests throughout a full 48-hour period.   And the Crowne Plaza's location in the heart of Times Square on Broadway between 48th and 49th Streets, just steps from one of those 50 stops, makes the hotel an ideal base from which to explore Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as satisfying chocolate cravings.  Hershey's Times Square, where package participants will see themselves displayed on the store's massive LED light display and receive a half pound Hershey's milk chocolate "Photo Bar" sporting their picture on the wrapper, is on the corner;  M&M World is across the street.

The First Time in New York package starts at $598 for two, including: two-nights in one of the Crowne Plaza Times Square's 770 rooms - all with sweeping cityscape and /or Hudson River views - 48-hour tour bus pass; tickets to The Empire State Building's Observation Deck, Statue of Liberty and Natural History Museum;  sightseeing guide and map; Hershey's "Photo Bar" sporting First Time in New York-ists'  on the wrapper, a picture that will also glow in the giant LED display on Hershey's Time Square store; and souvenir picture frame.  The package requires at least seven days advance booking and a deposit.  For reservations, call (800) 972 3160 or visit

Having recently completed an $85 million renovation, The Crown Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway, between 48th and 49th Streets, sits at the crossroads of the world ready to welcome the most discerning travelers.

The hotel boasts 770 well-appointed guest rooms outfitted with fresh contemporary accents and plush Sleep AdvantageTM beds. Every room offers breathtaking views of Times Square, the famous Manhattan skyline or the Hudson River, unique among hotels in Times Square.  Options abound for guests on property, including relaxing in the sleek new lobby lounge, having an evening cocktail in Broadway 49 Bar, savoring a fresh take on elevated comfort cuisine at Brasserie 1605 and working-off some of the consequent calories in the 15,000 square foot fitness center with one of Manhattan's largest hotel pools.  For more information and reservations call: (800) 972 3160 or 212-977-4000.

The Affinia Manhattan wants to take you out to the ball game this season with their For the Love of the Game package. Cheer on the beloved Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium or savor a famous NYC hotdog at the Mets’ Citi Field as this all-suite hotel, located in the heart of it all at 31st Street and 7th Avenue, is the ideal spot to welcome the 2010 baseball season.

Starting at $239, the Affinia Manhattan’s For the Love of the Game package is a grand-slam for guests looking to cheer on their favorite NYC teams while enjoying great city attractions as it offers:

Complimentary room upgrade to a one-bedroom; Beer & Wings at Niles NYC Restaurant & Bar; $10 ESPN Gift Card; Metrocard for two to catch a ride to a Mets or Yankees game; Modell’s autographed picture of Joba Chamberlain (limited quantity; once supply is up, this item to be replaced with a  baseball souvenir from Modell’s).

There is also a late check-out for guests.

This special package can be booked at or by citing the promotional code “GAME” and is valid through October 30; subject to availability. This promotion is not valid with any other promotion at the hotel and can not be combined with any other offer. Must be 21 years old to obtain beer. Game tickets must be purchased separately.

For further details, see or call 212.563.1800.

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