NYC & Company invites visitors to discover Queens while attending U.S. Open Tennis Championship event

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On August 26, the most attended annual sporting event in the world will return to New York City at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre as the U.S. Open Tennis Championships take over Queens.

Stars like Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Sloane Stephens and Rafael Nadal will compete for the last grand slam championship of 2019 in front of more than 700,000 fans during two weeks of tennis that concludes on September 8.

NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organisation, is encouraging visitors to attend the U.S. Open Fan Week and U.S. Open Tennis Championships events, but also to stay longer and explore the diverse neighbourhood offerings in the vibrant and diverse borough of Queens. Additionally, several NYC & Company hotel members are offering special packages and incentives to encourage more overnight stays during this iconic big event.

“We are so pleased to welcome the U.S. Open Tennis Championships back to New York City this summer. Visitors travelling to the city later this month will have a unique opportunity to see and experience Queens, the city’s most diverse borough. With an outstanding roster of cultural, dining and entertainment options plus several attractive hotel packages and offers, travellers will have no shortage of activities to enjoy during one of the nation’s most iconic big events,” said NYC & Company president and CEO Fred Dixon.

The week prior to the tournament, visitors and locals are encouraged to participate in U.S. Open Fan Week, taking place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre from August 19-25. The week-long tennis and entertainment festival includes the U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament, free evening concerts, open practices featuring top players, a new Kids’ Zone and various other family-friendly activities.

The entertainment options continue post-Fan Week, as the tournament is held in the vibrant Flushing Meadows Corona Park, home to multidisciplinary attractions such as the New York Hall of Science, Queens Botanical Garden, Queens Museum and Queens Night Market as well as nearly 900 acres of park space—home to the iconic Unisphere.