Every year at the end of the summer, New York City is visited by tennis fanatics from all over the world for the US Open! This year, the famous tennis tournament will take place from Monday August 27th to Sunday September 9th 2012. Since 1978, the US Open has been hosted at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens. This means that US Open visitors also- have the chance to explore New York City during the two-week tournament. In fact, many visitors choose to book accommodation in Manhattan, since there is convenient public transportation from Manhattan to Queens.
If you’re coming to New York to enjoy the US Open with your friends and family, choosing a vacation rental is definitely an option to consider! Offering space and unique amenities like a kitchen, your vacation rental will provide you and your friends with a unique experience. You can make this place your home, come and go easily thanks to the convenient proximity of the New York subway, and enjoy the US Open with your loved ones from the comfort of your home away from home! Furthermore, if you choose to stay in a vacation rental apartment in Midtown, Manhattan, you get both a great connection to the US Open and the opportunity to stay in a bustling neighborhood, where you can enjoy visiting many NYC landmarks in between the tennis matches, such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Times Square!
To give you an idea of the accommodations we still have available for the US Open, we’ve selected 3 apartments in Midtown with top locations close to the subway stations that will take you straight to the tennis center in Queens.
Bed & Breakfast in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen
This hosted 1-bedroom apartment features a private bedroom, bathroom, living room and kitchenette. The living room has three windows with a southern exposure so natural light streams in and both the kitchen and bathroom feature real marble. The bedroom of the apartment has a comfortable double bed and a TV with cable. The apartment is located on the 3rd floor of a townhouse at West 46th Street and 9th Avenue.
Time Square is just two blocks from the apartment, and here you can catch the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point station in Queens, which is right next to the US Open tennis center. The New York City subway runs 24 hours per day, so you’ll have no trouble getting to and from the US Open at any time you want.
Vacation Rental in Murray Hill, Midtown East Manhattan
This 1-bedroom model vacation rental apartment is fully furnished, and features a living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The living room contains a double sofa bed, so the apartment can sleep up to 4 people, and a desk, TV with cable and gives open access to the kitchen. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, another TV with cable and a cozy rug. The building’s amenities include laundry facilities and a gym, where you can work on your own sporting abilities! The building is located on the corner of East 37th Street and Lexington Avenue in Midtown East. Just 5 blocks north from the apartment you will find the iconic Chrysler Building, and Grand Central station is just one block west from here. At Grand Central you can catch the 7 train to Mets-Willets Point station in Queens.
Penthouse Apartment in Midtown West, Manhattan
If you fancy staying longer than just two weeks for the US Open, to really get to know the city, we have a 1-bedroom penthouse apartment that’s available for rent by the month. The apartment is located on the 24th floor of a luxury building in Midtown West. The building has amenities such as a fulltime doorman, a gym, a lounge and a rooftop terrace with a view of Midtown skyscrapers. The apartment itself has a living room with a sofa, double futon bed, TV with cable and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Times Square! Furthermore, there is a fully equipped eat-in kitchen where you can prepare your own meals, a bedroom that has a king-sized bed and TV with cable, and a modern bathroom. The apartment is located on Broadway and West 48th Street, just one block away from Times Square. There is access to the 7 train on the southern side of Times Square to take you to the US Open site.
These apartments are just a sample of our New York vacation rentals and New York bed and breakfasts, so if you’re looking for accommodation in another New York City neighborhood, have a look at our other apartments!
US Open Program
The first match of the US Open isn’t until August 27th, but if you’re bringing the whole family to the city it’s well worth it to arrive the week before. On Saturday Augustus 25th, the US Open will organize a Kids’ Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. This day-long tennis and music festival will feature performances by among others the Wanted and Carly Rae Jepsen. See Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day for more information. As for the tournament itself, the women’s final and men’s final are held on the last weekend of the US Open. For the whole schedule and ticket information, see the official US Open website. If you have some time to kill before or after a match, you can take a stroll through the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park where the tournament is held. This is the second-largest park in NYC (after the Bronx’s Pelham Bay Park) and is also home to the New York Mets stadium Citi Field, the New York State Pavilion and the Unisphere: an enormous globe that was built for the 1964 World’s Fair.
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