The grand finale of the Centennial America’s Cup is coming up, which will take place on June 26 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, so it will be worth taking the opportunity to visit after attending some of the most important football events In the continent.
I remind you that, although the Copa América is held only in South America, this special edition called Copa América Centenario is being held in the United States to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The event takes place from June 3 and will conclude with its final game on June 26, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
The first recommendation, which is the same as I do for sporting events, is to buy tickets at official sites to avoid being scammed, in addition to the fact that these always have the best prices. Once you have your tickets insured, the next step is to plan the trip.
We will start with the flight, and in that aspect I tell you that there is only a direct route from Mexico to New Jersey (Newark Airport) with United, which makes it a bit more expensive. The best option in costs is to fly to New York, how far can you get from different cities in the country and with various airlines. An important point is that to New York there are almost always offer flights and they are direct .
Once in New York you can go to New Jersey by shuttle, train or rent a car , this last option is more convenient if more than 3 people are traveling together. It will take you an hour and a half to 2 hours that journey (depending on the airport you arrive at JFK or LaGuardia).
The next thing is to get the accommodation, which is close to the MetLife Stadium and offers rates and benefits that do not make you spend a lot, as is the case of cheap hotels such as Econo Lodge Meadowlands , Red Roof PLUS + Secaucus – Meadowlands , Meadowlands View Hotel and Meadowlands Plaza Hotel .
Now, you are ready to go to New Jersey and experience all the excitement of the Copa América Centenario final at MetLife Stadium; hot dogs, BBQ nachos, hamburgers, very large sodas and a great atmosphere await you.
What to do in New Jersey?
After the game and before returning home, take the opportunity to get to know New Jersey better, which is also known as the “Garden State”, so you can imagine how much green and colorful flowers you can find. Be sure to visit Morristown National Historical Park, Hersheypark that has many attractions and about 10 roller coasters, Adventure Aquarium, Botanical Gardens, Libery Science Center and Newark Museum.
If you’re a fan of the popular TV show Bakery Boss, you can go visit Carlo’s Bakery, which is in Hoboken. Although it is very famous, I must warn you that the flavor of the cakes is not so good, but the cookies are delicious. Of the sets I do not say anything because they are always spectacular.
If you want nightlife, Atlantic City is where you should go, which is about a two hour drive. That place offers casinos and nightclubs of great popularity, let’s say it’s Las Vegas on the East Coast of the United States.
Another important recommendation is that you take a few days to enjoy New York: Central Park, a walk to the Statue of Liberty and a climb to the Empire State are a must.