Author: Miki Mo
NYE 2018 — 5 top tips for ATL to NYC travelers

Between the popular peach Drop and the New Year’s Eve Bash At The Battery, there’s plenty to do in Atlanta when one year passes into another.

But if you’re an Atlantan be venturing to The Big Apple this holiday season, there’s no shortage of partying options in The City That Never Sleeps.

So here are five top NYE 2018 tips for ATL to NYC travelers.

  1. NYC Flights

Direct flights from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport to the vicinity of New York City are a short hop at roughly two and a half hours.

Carriers include Delta, American Airlines and United, but book early to avoid disappointment and set off a few days prior to 31st December to ensure that unforeseen delays don’t put paid to party plans.

There’s a choice of destinations that are a close commute to any of the five boroughs — choose the most affordable ATL flights to JFK or Newark on

  1. NYC Food

If you’re travelling with teenagers and relying on airline food, inconsistent quality means you might be setting yourself up for a mid-flight meltdown.

So build in time to eat at the terminal before you depart. That way, everyone’s fed and watered before boarding and can’t complain that their culinary choices haven’t been considered.

Atlanta airport features quality restaurants like One Few South, Paschal’s Southern Cuisine and Grindhouse Killer Burgers — so there’s something to satisfy every taste.

  1. NYC Parking

Don’t set a stressed-out tone for your trip by battling your way to Hartsfield-Jackson on public transport — it’s a surefire way to raise your blood pressure.

Travelling in your own ride is much more comfortable and convenient, especially when kids are involved. And when you return, it’s easier to hop back in your vehicle for the homeward journey than wait in the cold for a bus.

Find secure valet or park and ride Atlanta Airport parking at and book early to bag a bargain.

  1. NYC Hotels

If your New York NYE vacation plans don’t include taking in the iconic Times Square Ball Drop, you’re missing out on a spectacular sight.

You’ll need a Manhattan hotel to soak up the awesome atmosphere — there are many attractive options but you’ll need to book in plenty of time.

Our picks would be the New York Marriot Marquis, Casablanca Hotel or The Knickerbocker Hotel, which claims to have the closest view and holds a lively rooftop party.

  1. NYC Skating

Countless Christmas movies set in New York feature seasonal shots of winter revelers enjoying themselves at the Rockefeller Center’s world-famous ice rink.

And if you’re in Manhattan at this time of year, strapping on your skates and taking a spin round this attraction in the heart of Midtown is almost mandatory.

If you’re ready to join the fun, reserve ice skating tickets for the most suitable dates at — first skate packages get you on the ice as early as 7am.

Follow these NYE 2018 tips for ATL to NYC travelers and you’ll surely have the time of your life.

Can you add any other NYE tips to our NYC list? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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