A warm welcome everyone to November! The clocks have been turned back. Halloween has come and gone. If anyone has gone into the stores recently, it’s time to begin the most exciting form of shopping. Christmas is less than eight weeks away. Not long from now, the turkey, the cranberry sauce, and all the scrumptious holiday desserts will be served up. Even better, families will be coming together once more. It’s all about keeping the holiday spirit alive.
Aside from turkey, watching football, and Black Friday shopping, there’s another fun topic to bring up. Any railroad fans out there? Amtrak is offering passengers a discount of $25.00 off when they book one of two exciting New York City Christmas season packages. Christmas and trains are the perfect combination. If anyone’s visited New York City during the Christmas season, it’s a period of time to be experienced. If anyone from outside New York City wishes to pay a visit, now’s the time. Amtrak awaits! All board!
In New York City, there’s so much to see and do. In New York City, there’s Radio City Music Hall. When Radio City Music Hall is mentioned, there’s the world-famous Rockettes. Those glamorous young ladies with their incredible dance routines are back on stage. The Radio City Rockettes have been around for over seventy-five years. With an Amtrak Radio City vacation package, passengers can enjoy New York City in all its Christmas glory. There’s more than just Radio City Music Hall included in this package. There’s a choice of two packages. There is the New York City Getaway, which includes the following; a three-day/two-night stay, two nights hotel accommodations, tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes, and the Holiday Lights Tour. The second choice is the New York City one-day package. The one-day package includes a one-day travel package, tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes, Hop-on/Hop-off Sightseeing Tour, and admission to Top of The Rock. During the Christmas season, New York City cannot provide a better experience for visitors. For Amtrak travelers, it truly cannot get any better.
Taking the train to New York City for Christmas is half the fun. Riding Amtrak into New York City’s Penn Station is always a fun experience. Penn Station is located on 8th Avenue between 31st and 34th Street. Taxi service is located on both 7th and 8th Avenues. Penn Station is served by the New York City Subway’s A, C, E, 1, 2, and 3 lines. Radio City Music Hall is located on 50th Street and 6th Avenue. The C and E subways stop at 50th Street, just four blocks west of Radio City Music Hall. Top of the Rock is located on 6th Avenue near 50th Street. Rockefeller Center is located immediately next door, between 49th and 50th Streets.
What is a visit to Top of The Rock without visiting the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree? No Christmas visit to New York City is complete without visiting one of the most iconic Christmas trees in the world. Rockefeller Center is served by the New York City Subway’s B, D, F, and M lines. The B, D, F, and M lines can be accessed at 34th Street-Herald Square, at the corner of 34th Street and 6th Avenue. Besides Top of The Rock and Rockefeller Center, Macy’s is located at Herald Square. It’s imperative that families visit Santa Land and pay a visit to the big jolly fella himself. Families must not forget to visit Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. The cathedral is located directly across 5th Avenue from Rockefeller Center. For families who are into high-end shopping, SAKS Fifth Avenue is located on 5th Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets.
After all the sightseeing, shopping, and watching the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, someone in the family has to be starving. New York City has a smorgasbord of restaurants to choose from. New York City is well-known for its steakhouses. They all share one thing in common. For decades, they all have been satisfying the appetites of New York City visitors. Bobby Van’s Grill & Steakhouse is located on 50th Street, near 7th Avenue. Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse is located on 45th Street and 8th Avenue, adjacent to the Marriott Marquis. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is located on 41st Street near 8th Avenue. The steaks are unforgettably delicious. Located on the 33rd Street side of Madison Square Garden and Penn Station is Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse. The food is truly incredible. Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse is located on 9th Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets. The menu is outstanding and cannot be passed up.
These two packages are truly amazing, There’s a lot offered, with plenty of fun in store. The package is valid for sale until December 30th. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular show times are November 28th to December 31st. Passengers can book their trip online or call Amtrak Vacations at 1-800-AMTRAK-2. Passengers are to use the promotion code, “AMK15NYCR”.
There is truly no better time in New York City than Christmas time. The tree at Rockefeller Center is standing tall in all its glory, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral welcomes church visitors from miles around, Top of The Rock provides a view like no other, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular puts on the exclamation point. Amtrak is providing the holiday opportunity of a lifetime. Visiting New York City in all its Christmas splendor is a vacation experience to be treasured. Riding Amtrak to the Christmas magic of New York City is certainly half the fun. Trains and Christmas have always had that special connection in everyone’s lives dating back to childhood. Trains don’t always travel around Christmas trees. They take families to the the city, to the Christmas traditions which families hold so very dear to their hearts.