EACH YEAR MORE THAN 350,000 TENNIS FANS FLOCK TO THE BOROUGH OF QUEENS, NEW YORK TO SEE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYERS COMPETE FOR THE COVETED US OPEN TROPHY CUP, DESIGNED BY TIFFANY & CO., AND THE ESTIMATED FOUR MILLION DOLLAR PURSE. WHILE THE USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER IS ONLY ABOUT 12 MILES FROM MANHATTAN, DRIVING THERE IS STRICTLY FOR THE VERY PATIENT (HELLO GRIDLOCK), SO MOST PEOPLE JUMP ON THE 7 TRAIN. THIS YEAR, MAKE A DAY OUT OF THE TRIP AND ENJOY UNEXPECTED DELIGHTS WHILE AVOIDING THE COMPULSORY STADIUM FOOD. WE’VE CULLED TOGETHER A GUIDE TO THE BEST INSIDER SPOTS TO EAT, DRINK, AND MARVEL WHILE TRAVELING TO AND FROM THE MATCHES.

Indulge

blog-USOPEN2015-IndulgeSpend the break between day and evening matches at the newly renovated SPA CASTLE, the four-level, 100,000-square-foot Korean mega-spa dedicated to unplugging and unwinding. Wander through seven sauna rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, and get a full-body scrub down, all at your leisure. Shuttle service is available.