Beginning October 13, Dallas Love Field is FREE! The restrictions of the Wright Amendment will be gone, ushering in nonstop destinations that span from coast to coast. Southwest has been counting down the years and weeks (literally—we have a billboard at the Love Field entrance and a countdown clock in our Headquarters lobby) until we can say, “Goodbye, Wright Amendment. Hello, America!" We are excited to begin this new era by serving five new nonstop destinations on October 13, followed by ten additional new nonstop destinations on November 2. The addition of these 15 new nonstop destinations will bring Southwest to a total of 31 nonstop destinations from Love Field. In anticipation of this momentous event, each week we will take a look at one of the cities that North Texas Customers will be able to soon visit nonstop on Southwest. Each post is written by a Southwest Employee who is affiliated with the city and can give an insider’s view of what to see and do while visiting. Enjoy!
You’ve heard it before: there is no place in the world like New York City! As a decade-long resident of NYC’s Upper East Side, I can tell you there is nowhere on earth where one can do, see, and enjoy so many different cultures, cuisines, and activities than in New York. Where else in the world can you visit the MET Museum, enjoy an imported-from-France macaroon at La Duree, paddleboat around Central Park, enjoy a cup of coffee from the local café, and ride the subway to any other neighborhood? All in a day in New York!
New York La Guardia hosts 33 nonstop flights to eight cities, and it’ll be even easier to get there once the Wright Amendment lifts! Home to snow-filled winters and beautiful fall weather, New York is quite appealing for the holidays, but is also just as fun during the spring and summer months. There is so much to do, you may find yourself overwhelmed by everything! Here are some of my suggestions to get you started—enjoy!
Your New York City to-do list:
Joe’s Pizza: New Yorkers are all about their pizza. Joe’s Pizza on Bleecker Street is known for its pizza as much as its super famous clientele. If you’re willing to wait in line, you never know who you might run into! It’s open pretty late too for all the night owls—that’s when Leo goes! Yes, that Leo!
Billy’s Bakery: Billy’s Bakery is a surefire hit for those that love their desserts—my favorite location is off the beaten path in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood on Franklin Street. Cupcakes, sweet treats, coffees, and more! Billy’s is so good, they made my wedding cake!
Broadway: There are so many things to do in NYC, but only one thing you must do! After all, there is a reason there is only one Broadway! Seeing a show on the “Great White Way” it is a must-do for any visitor, or resident for that matter! No matter what you choose—a new play or musical or a revival of something you loved years ago—going to a Broadway show is the best way to experience what New York is all about. I recommend sticking around the stage door after the performance too. It’s a fun way to grab autographs and photos with the show’s stars.
The 9/11 Memorial: It would be hard to find something in New York as captivating as the newly opened 9/11 Memorial. If you have a few hours, definitely spend some time at the Memorial site and its accompanying museum. Discover all you can about this important day in our nation’s history.
The Brooklyn Bridge: Walk—or bike—the Brooklyn Bridge. For those looking for a great excuse to exercise while seeing the world-famous Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge is it! Easily accessible from both the Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs, conquering the Brooklyn Bridge from one side to the other is both gratifying and fun. Don’t forget your camera!
My City Secret:
Tacombi: In the Nolita neighborhood, stop by Tacombi. Best known for its taco selection and fresh-squeezed fruit juices, here everything is made inside a retrofitted Volkswagen bus, which sits right in the middle of the restaurant!