Video:How to Get to the US Open by Carwith Ted Menzies
Want to learn how to get to the US Open by car? Follow these directions and you'll be there in no time!See Transcript
Transcript:How to Get to the US Open by CarHi, I'm Ted Menzies for About.com with some tips for getting to the US Open by car.
Information About Getting to the US Open by CarIf you're one of the more than 700,000 fans attending the US Open this year, your best bet for getting there is always public transportation. But if you're not traveling from one of the five boroughs of New York City, you may have no choice but to drive.No matter where you're coming from, the best bet for parking is to approach from the westbound Grand Central Parkway.
Directions for Getting to the US Open by CarExit 9P is built to handle a lot of traffic and there will be a heavy police presence to guide you to open parking areas. If you're coming from Westchester or Connecticut, that means crossing at the Throg's Neck Bridge and connecting to 495 via the Clearview Expressway. From there, take exit 22A and merge onto the Grand Central. Whether you get onto the Grand Central Parkway from the east or westbound LIE, you'll be using exit 9P.From there, you'll be directed to one of the many lots around Flushing Meadows Corona Park. If you're not lucky enough to get a prime spot near the art museum, the large lot behind the Science Center is a great alternative. From there, it's a simple walk over the bridge and you'll always be able to get your bearings by looking for the Atlas and Titan rockets that adorn the Rocket Park mini golf.
Additional Information About Getting to the US Open by CarWhile it may seem like coming across the RFK Triborough bridge would save you some time, the exit on the eastbound parkway actually directs you through a congested neighborhood area and Roosevelt Avenue, which it's best to avoid.Remember to get an early start. There is plenty to see and do around Flushing Meadows including the zoo, art museum and carousel. Make a day of it, and drive safely. For more great travel tips, be sure to visit About.com.
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