Local Day Trip for New Yorkers: National Tennis Center Guided Tour
You don’t have to be a tennis fan to feel the excitement of the sport’s four prestigious Grand Slam tournaments. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to tune out of the high-octane, all-hours highlights during the Australian Open, French Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon.
New Yorkers are fortunate to have the U.S. Open in their backyard each summer. Take a look at true tennis heaven, with many of the graphics you see produced by Duggal Visual Solutions:
Explore When It’s Empty
The Open isn’t the only time to take in the beautiful, sprawling grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens. You can visit for a guided tour during winter, spring or early summer. From the venue’s website:
“Enjoy a 60 to 90 minute behind-the-scenes, guided walking tour of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the US OPEN, the world’s highest-attended annual sporting event. Take advantage of a once in a lifetime to peek inside exclusive players' areas and experience the world of pro tennis through the eyes of the athletes and sports journalists.”
Tours are $25 for adults, $12 for children age 4-15, and free for children age 0-3. Learn more.
Make It a Day
The best way to get to the National Tennis Center is by subway. Take the 7 train to Mets – Willets Point, where you will see the facilities on your right. You can’t miss them.
Before or after your tour, explore all that Flushing has to offer:
Book a similar tour of Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Tours operate Wednesdays and Fridays. Purchase tickets.