2014 Pinstripe Bowl: Things to Do in New York City

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Sep 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic (CRO) with his trophy on the observation deck at Rockefeller Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Things to Do in New York City:
Rockefeller Center

Location: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, between 49th and 50th Streets and between 5th and 6th Avenues

Who doesn’t love a big Christmas tree in the middle of the city? See the iconic Norwegian Spruce lit up in all its glory, and if you are so adventurous, maybe get on a pair of skates and head down to the ice rink. There are way worse ways to spend a night at Christmastime in New York City.

That whole area around the Rock is lit up very nicely and is worth a picture or ten at nighttime.

If possible, the Top of the Rock would be a lot of fun to visit.

Note: US Open tennis trophy above not included with visit; please take up tennis and win it.

Things to Do in New York City:
St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Location: 406 Madison Avenue, about a block or two away from Rockefeller Center

Calling all good Catholic Boston College fans who will be in town: stop by and light a candle for your Eagles.

The cathedral is undergoing restoration at this point and may resemble Gasson Hall for about a five year stretch with the scaffolding completely covering the exterior, but inside, it should still be as majestic as ever. Even for those who do not ascribe to any particular faith, it is a wonderful landmark to see.

As with many places in New York City, it will probably be crowded in the vestibule, and if there is a Mass going on, even more people.

Next: Empire State Building