2015 NBA All-Star Travel Guide to New York City

By Rory Harris

January 16, 2015

The 2015 NBA All-Star Game Weekend in New York City is going to be chock-full of all the basketball festivities you can imagine.

The Big Apple can be overwhelming, and with a whole weekend to enjoy, you will want to make sure you know how to make the most of your getaway!

The All-Star Weekend also just so happens to fall on the same weekend as Valentine’s Day.

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Thankfully, the city that never sleeps is not short on love-themed outings and offerings. You can explore the best parts of the city before the start of the biggest sports party in the US that is the NBA All-Star Weekend.

If you and your special someone want to spend a romantic night out before the start of the basketball craziness, NYC offers a large variety of outings for you:

Things to Do: 

Romance Under the Stars 

You can celebrate Valentine’s Day with jazz, champagne, chocolate, hors d’oeuvres, all while under the stars and hearing stories of romance from old mythology at the Hayden Planetarium. You can check out tickets here. Music will be provided by the Josh Rutner Quartet.

After you are done, you can take a nighttime stroll through the winter wonderland of Central Park.

Romeo & Juliet

You can also go old school and watch a ballet of one of the most famous love stories of all time at the New York City staple, Lincoln Center. 

Weekend Jazz

Dianne Reeves is coming to play some love-themed jazz at a Valentine’s Dinner at Lincoln Center as well on the day of love. Bonus, there will also be an open bar! 

Things to Eat: 

Fine Dining 

There are an endless number places to wine and dine in New York City during the NBA All-Star Weekend

Open Table lists restaurants in the greater NYC area that offer special menus for Valentine's Day weekend.

Things for Free:

If you are looking for a free activity to commemorate the weekend with, you can head to Times Square and people watch at one of the biggest toursit attractions in the United States. You can also walk on the red glass steps before taking a photo together in front of the heart sculture at 46th Street and Broadway.

Also, be sure to soak up the true heart of New York City and people watch in the United States' biggest melting pot. 

Things for Kids: 

If you are traveling with kids on the weekend and in need of a family-friendly activity to enjoy all together, the Harlem Globetrotters will be at Barclays Center as part of their “Fans Rule” tour on Friday.

America’s favorite trick team will be a great warm-up for the rest of the basketball-themed weekend in one of America’s biggest basketball cities!

A CELEBratory Weekend

New York is full of famous people, but the NBA All-Star Weekend will bring the celebrity level of the Big Apple to another level.

In addition, the NBA All-Star Weekend is scheduled at the same time as New York City Fashion Week, so the city will be hopping with various celebrities from all over the world coming in to see the designs for the fall of 2015. 

Who knows who you might run into?

The NBA All-Star Weekend Experience 

NBA-Events offers an all-inclusive experience for fans unlike any other! 

Fans of the NBA can have the chance to meet NBA legends with meet-and-greets and take photos on the court post-game. With NBA-Events Official Ticket Packages, they will also have access to all of the preliminary events on the Saturday leading up to the Sunday game


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