A “Mega” Good Idea: Take the Megabus to NYC

New York City is the most exciting, vibrant city in the world, with a plethora of exciting things to do every day of the year. As a bonus for travelers? It’s also one of the most accessible cities in the world. There are dozens of ways to get into the city from wherever you may be.

One of the most efficient – and cost-conscious – is through the Megabus service. Megabus is a cheap and easy way to get to and from New York City from cities across America – Philadelphia ($9.00-$15.00), Washington($14.00-$25.00), Boston (around $15.00-$20.00), Baltimore, Albany, Atlanta and even more. The travel is affordable and flexible, and you get right into the heart of the action in New York.

Now, once you get down to New York City in the Megabus, what is there to do? Here’s a guide to the best things to do in New York next month via the Megabus:

Visiting New York City via the Megabus

Important to know: Megabus in New York City drops you off right in the heart of Manhattan – at 7th and 27th, close to Penn Station. That means that you’re close to transportation (taxis, buses, subways) that will take you about anywhere you’d like to go within New York City. So it’s all within your reach!

Where to go first? How about checking out some of the exciting things that are happening this fall? New York is a burgeoning center for film, so why not go visit the New York City film festival, which runs from the end of September to mid-October? This is a must-go for any movie buff, with plenty of feature films, documentaries and independent productions on the schedule. Or, if you’re in the mood for some intriguing food, try the New York City Vegan festival at Randall’s Island Park at the end of September. Trust us, you don’t even have to be a vegan to actually go – the food is tasty enough for palates of all kinds.


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Here’s something fun and out-of-the box to do:

How about a helicopter tour of New York City? If you’re looking for an entirely new perspective of the Big Apple (one from way, way, way up high) there are plenty of options for seeing the city. These helicopter tours give you a unique and total view of the different tourist sites in New York.

How about using a few of those dollars you saved on travel on some of the cool wares throughout New York City? The fall is prime shopping time within the big apple, and there are some amazing shops and deals to be found on the fertile streets of New York. Oh, and if you’re just looking for a few “I’ve Been to New York!” souvenirs to show off your trip to the Big Apple, there are plenty of bargains to be found within the City.

Finally – how about something to eat and drink while you’re in the City? If you’d like to find one of the most exciting dining scenes out there, how about heading over to Brooklyn?It’s a quick trip on the subway from where the Megabus will drop you off, and it’s incredibly worth it. The “Smorgasburg” food festival and flea market in Brooklyn has an enormous selection of dishes – from lobster to Hong Kong egg waffles – so arrive hungry and give yourself permission to gorge a little.


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