Planning a trip to New York City soon? Would you like to attend some Broadway shows and stay in the budget? Here are some great tips to take you to New York City where you can see some plays without spending a fortune.
Arrive New York City
Are you trying to decide which airport you choose to travel to? Instead of flying directly to New York City, consider traveling to Newark, New Jersey, instead. why? The NJ Transit train will take you directly from Newark Airport to Penn Station in New York City in 30 minutes for $ 13.00 one way. This is much cheaper and faster than trying to take a taxi from a New York airport to downtown Manhattan.
Get off the train at Ben Station in New York City. While you are at the station, purchase an unlimited metrocard for 7 days. The card is worth US $ 31.00 and can be used for touring the city for 7 days of your stay. This will be at your fingertips while planning a sightseeing route.
Head over to Times Square
As you leave Penn Station, head to Times Square and take a look at all the theatrical performances while you are in town. As you stand in the middle of Times Square, look for all the billboards. There are shows both on Broadway and off Broadway. There are so many to choose from!
As you look around, you'll notice under "Red Steps" on Broadway and 47, TKTS ticket booth. It opens at 3:00 pm every day except Tuesday, when it opens an hour before 2:00 pm. How would you know you found him? Look for hundreds of people queuing up to buy theater tickets at a discount of up to 50%. What a deal! Near the ticket window, you'll see what games they sell tickets to as well as ticket prices. Are you ready to enter the queue and get a ticket to perform tonight? These lines move fast, but expect to be in line for an hour. Do you want to spend an hour of your vacation in class every day?
Use your Metrocard and head out Times Square
There might be a better way. These same tickets are also sold at two other locations:
South Mina Street
Corner of front and John streets
1 MetroTech Center, corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue
These locations usually open 4 hours before the ticket booth at Times Square. Both are open at 11:00 am except the Brooklyn site is closed on Sundays and Mondays every week. Getting tickets at one of these other locations allows you to have a better seat selection for that night's performance, which opens before Times Square. The best part, usually you can walk straight to the window without a long wait!
Use the metrocard to take you out of town to one of these other locations. I recommend getting tickets in Brooklyn someday, where you can stop for lunch and enjoy the pizza. After lunch, consider walking again across the Brooklyn Bridge. The city views are worth the walk! It's time to get your tickets and enjoy the show!