Are you planning a trip to New York soon? Want to attend Broadway and still stay on budget? Here are some great tips on getting to New York where you can see some games without spending a fortune.
How to get to New York
Are you trying to decide which airport to choose? Instead of flying directly to New York, consider flying to Newark, New Jersey instead. Why? The NJ Transit train takes you directly from Newark Airport to Penn Station in New York in 30 minutes for $ 13.00 per trip. This is much cheaper and faster than trying to take a taxi from one of New York's airports to downtown Manhattan.
Get off the train at Penn Station in New York. When you're at the station, buy a 7-day unlimited metal card. The card is $ 31.00 and can be used to get around the city 7 days after your stay. This is useful when planning your scenic route.
Head to Times Square
When you leave Penn Station, head to Times Square to see all of the games that appear while you're in town. When standing in the middle of Times Square, look at all billboards. Performances are on both Broadway and Off-Broadway. There's so much to choose from!
If you look around, you'll notice under the "red steps" on Broadway and at 47th place, at the TKTS box office. It opens at 15:00 every day except Tuesday, when it opens an hour earlier at 14:00. How will you know you found it? See hundreds of people lining up and buying theater tickets up to 50%. What a shop! At the ticket window you will see which games sell tickets as well as ticket prices. Are you ready to align and take the ticket for today's show? These lines move fast, but expect to be in line for about an hour. Do you want to spend an hour in a queue every day?
Use your Metrocard to head to Times Square
Maybe there is a better way. These same tickets are also sold at two other locations:
South Street Seaport
Corner Front and John Streets
1 MetroTech Center, corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue Promenade
These locations usually open 4 hours before the Times Square ticket shop. Both are open every morning at 11:00, except for the Brooklyn site, which is closed weekly on Sundays and Mondays. Getting tickets at one of these places allows you to have a better choice of seats for night performance as they open earlier than the Times Square location. The best part, usually you can go to the window without a long wait!
Use your metrocard to zip from the city to one of these other places. I would recommend getting your tickets in Brooklyn one day where you can stop for lunch and enjoy a pizza. After lunch, consider walking back across the Brooklyn Bridge. City views are worth a stroll! It's time to get tickets and enjoy the show!