We are officially in playoff season!! And with the New York Rangers battling for glory and the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1994, we’ve put together a little travel guide for all you hockey fanatics. Enjoy, and go Rangers!
The flying puck is a world famous ice hockey themed restaurant and bar. Here you can literally eat drink and breathe hockey! During the playoffs, this is the spot to be. They have a full menu of pub grub and an awesome shot menu including the Big Stick, Penalty Shot, Slap Shot and much more. During Rangers games, they also keep the volume on, so for those of us who can’t afford seats at MSG, going to the Flying Puck is a close second! TripAdvisor gave the flying puck 4 stars.
The NHL store is an essential stop for any hockey lover. The Mecca at 6th ave and 46th street has merchandise from all 30 teams and XM radio hosts awesome broadcasts from right inside the store. Worried about missing the game? Don’t fret, just watch on one of the flat screens at the video kiosks.
Madison Square Garden
If you can’t afford tickets to the actual game (I feel you) you can still take an All Access Tour of the Garden! Check out all the cool stuff you get to do:
Get the inside scoop on all your favorite players when you explore the Knicks and Rangers Locker Rooms*. Relive historic moments with the new Garden 366 retrospective and the Defining Moments exhibit. Experience VIP treatment with access to luxury suites, plus much more!
The garden is a great place to explore the history of the city itself in addition to the rich sports history.
If you feel like gettin’ your skate on, check out Chelsea Piers! There’s nothing better than ice skating right next to the Hudson River. You might also get the chance to see an amateur game!