Long overseas New York flights may be draining, but a visit to the annual Oktoberfest will be highly worth the stress. Third Avenue is closed to traffic and flooded with fine German lagers, attractive dancers and fine German bratwurst and schnitzel. For the more musically-inclined, the New York Musical Theatre Festival and a fantastic performance by Leonard Cohen at Madison Square Garden will whet their appetites for a wide range of genres.
Those who are energised by their New York flights, stepping off the plane into the Empire State Golden Arm competition will meet their need for an athletic challenge. One of the largest arm-wrestling competitions in the world, this event held at the Port Authority bus terminal offers a unique opportunity for professionals and amateurs alike who prefer to burn off their energy with brawn over brains.
The time is right to book a flight across the pond and see something different.