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Offsite Excursions - October 26

2022 Annual Meeting attendees have their choice of a variety offsite opportunities to make the most of their visit to New York City! Join us on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 for one or more of the special itineraries enjoying Broadway performances and/or visiting nationally and globally recognized attractions that highlight and remember the unique history, architecture, and culture of New York City!

1. Experience NYC: 2 PM to 10 PM (Join us for all or part of this itinerary)

NYSTIA member Hayley Coriaty at One World Observatory has gone above and beyond to provide Annual Meeting Attendees with an offsite excursion package through Manhattan's top attractions at a deeply discounted price. Here is your Experience NYC Offsite itinerary:

  • Start with a BIG BUS tour featuring Times square on route to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum, then...
  • Admission to One World Observatory with complimentary cocktails, followed by
  • BIG BUS transportation to Great Jones Distillery tour including food & dessert selections and open bar

Priced separately, these experiences would cost upwards of $450 - but thanks to our generous Annual Meeting sponsors, your registration is only $145! Details & Registration

2. Broadway Bound:

NEW: Attendees can now choose to enjoy a Broadway Matinee for their afternoon in Manhattan! With discounted group tickets from Broadway Inbound, choose between Wicked or Moulin Rouge! The Musical for only $99.00. Details & Registration

If you're interested in joining the late afternoon/evening portions of 'Experience NYC' after the show, simply register and catch the BIG BUS at 4:45 PM at the NEW YORKER Hotel to join us at One World Observatory and on to Great Jones Distillery.

Broadway Bound! - $99.00

2:00 PM

Experience Broadway at the 2022 NYSTIA Annual Meeting! Our partners at NYC & Company have organized two fantastic Broadway performances for 2022 NYSTIA Annual Meeting Attendees on Wednesday, October 26. Choose between two iconic musicals Wicked and Moulin Rouge! with discounted group pricing from Broadway Inbound.

After the show, join us at One World Observatory for the remainder of the Experience NYC excursion.


Experience NYC! - $145.00

2:00 PM

Hop-On the Big Bus at the NEW YORKER Hotel for a guided tour of some of the most iconic sites of NYC on your way to our first stop, including Times Square, Chinatown, Battery Park & more! Don't forget to bring your camera: amazing photo opportunities await from the top deck

3:00 PM

Explore the 9/11 Memorial & Museum; the country's principal institution concerned with exploring 9/11, documenting its impact, and examining its continuing significance. Afterward, pay tribute to those who aren't with us at the Memorial Pools.

(Continued itinerary for Experience NYC)

4:45 PM

Take in New York City's magical skyline like never before—atop the city's tallest skyscraper! Celebrate Freedom and elevate your senses as you climb 102 floors in 47 seconds to the top of the World Trade Center at the One World Observatory. Enjoy complimentary cocktails* while you are treated to the finest view available in the world's #1 destination city!

*two drink tickets included!.

7:00 PM

Whiskey is BACK in Manhattan! The Big Bus will bring you to tour and taste the borough's first legal whiskey distillery since prohibition at Great Jones Distillery.

You'll be treated to an exclusive Distillery tour and whiskey tasting from their professional whiskey Tour Guides. Afterwards, join us for networking over small bites and open bar featuring beer, wine, and cocktail selections.

Transportation back to the NEW YORKER is freestyle - continue your evening in the Big Apple or catch a cab/Uber back to the hotel for more time with your NYSTIA colleagues!

REGISTER TODAY to attend the 2022 NYSTIA Annual Meeting & Tourism Excellence Awards and select the Experience NYC offsite and/or Broadway Matinee when you register!

If you've already registered for the 2022 Annual Meeting, CLICK HERE to register for offsite events. Email me at if you have questions or problems registering for the offsite events.

See you at the Annual Meeting in New York City, October 26, 27 & 28!
- Bob Provost