You already know New York City is a cultural mecca: everything from world-renowned restaurants to top-notch live entertainment is available around the clock. The Big Apple is also home to sporting events of all stripes: you can catch anything from the U.S. Tennis Open to the NBA Draft.
Baseball fans can head to Citi Field, home of the Mets or Yankee Stadium. MetLife Stadium is NFL central for the Giants and Jets. Soccer fans can catch the Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena, while basketball and hockey fans can head to Barclays Center to see the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders or even Madison Square Garden to see the Knicks and Rangers. Minor league baseball fans can enjoy the Brooklyn Cyclones or the Staten Island Yankees. Olympic track trials are even held at several stadiums.
And during your downtime? There's something for literally everyone. Sightseeing types should of course head to Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island... and those are just the most obvious choices. Music lovers should look into Saint Vitus Bar, the Bowery Ballroom, and the Knitting Factory Brooklyn for the most cutting-edge bands around. Foodies have no shortage of options, from institutions like Katz's Delicatessen to up-and-comers like Betony. No matter your taste, there's always something to do.
Of course there are plenty of places to stay near any of these arenas, making it a cinch to get to any event. No matter where you're staying, the big game is only a subway ride away. Check out the interactive below for specifics on where to pregame, celebrate, and unwind while visiting the Big Apple for a sporting event.
For more information, check out this New York City Sports Interactive Graphic which features the history and nearby attractions for these venues.