When organizing group travel, the first thing most people do is book their flights and move on to hotel accommodations. But don’t forget to plan your airport pick-up! Coordinating multiple cabs is a nightmare, so planning ground travel early is especially important for groups. Charter an NYC bus rental to meet your group at LaGuardia Airport (LGA).
Named after the 99th mayor of New York City, Fiorello La Guardia, LGA has been serving world travelers since 1939. Before that it operated as an airport for private planes, and before that it was the grounds of an amusement park. Since it began handling commercial flights, LGA has welcomed millions of passengers to NYC.
Hidden within the airport is a monument to the history of American aviation: the Marine Air Terminal. It was originally used as a base for seaplanes, but since landing on water went out of fashion, it was repurposed and renovated. During its first renovation the famous James Brooks mural, entitled “Flight,” was covered up, leaving a great hole in the hearts of LGA passengers and staff. In 1980, one devoted employee raised funds to have the painting restored. In 1982, the freshly painted terminal was declared a National Historic Place. It now stands as an beautiful secret to wander through when you’re waiting for a connecting flight.
Why charter a bus to visit LaGuardia Airport
Skip the line for taxis with an NYC bus rental. Charter a private bus for pick-up and drop-off at LGA. Depending on the size of your group, you’ll want to rent either a coach bus (handles up to 55 passengers) or a mini coach bus (handles less than 21 passengers). Whichever bus type you choose, it will be much easier and so much more fun than coordinating an army of yellow cabs.
Step outside of LaGuardia Airport, and you’ll find yourself in the lively neighborhood of Flushing, Queens. Its population is largely East Asian, and the types of businesses in the area reflect the residents’ cultures. Flushing is the second largest Chinatown in New York. You’ll find countless Chinese grocers, bookshops, herbal medicine dispensaries, and music stores. It’s also a favorite destination for New York sports fans. Major League Baseball lovers flock to Citi Field to see the NY Mets. Tennis fans congregate at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. A trip to this park could also include a visit to the Queens Museum, the Queens Zoo, and the New York Hall of Science.
New York’s glamorous skyscrapers and streets that never sleep attract travelers from across the world – and with good reason! The city is also a go-to destination to discover the best in gastronomy, entertainment, performing arts, and sporting events. Rarely skipping a beat, New York will surely keep you busy during your stay.