Hot Insider Tips for Saving a Small Fortune On Broadway
New York City can be an overwhelming experience for newcomers hoping to catch a piece of the Broadway theater experience. Where do I eat? Where should I stay? How much is this all going to cost? Are Broadway tickets even available? These are some of the first questions raised when planning a trip to the Big Apple. Luckily for Broadway fans and Theater junkies, the city is the least expensive in the chilling fall months, and this is when Broadway is just turning on her lights and becoming the hot entertainment ticket.
A room typical nights stay in an average hotel usually will run you about 300.00 bucks, but with a little research you can find yourself near Broadway in a good, safe room for under 150.00. The New Yorker Hotel has rooms for around 100.00 and is close to transportation which can bring you directly to the front of any theater you may be attending. The hotel is conveniently located near the Jacob Javits center and Madison Square Garden so a quick jump and you are at some of the most popular venues New York has to offer. Close to Times Square as well, the nights stay is in a well lit and safe area. Further keeping costs low, the A, C, & E trains are a short hop (less then a block) away from the hotel entrance. Making The New Yorker Hotel a great choice for inexpensive rooming and a great night of Broadway Theater.
Everyone has heard of the fine dinning New York offers, and true some of the worlds greatest chefs make their name in Manhattan. Five star dining can be found in many areas and cover many styles, and perhaps a night out for a sampling of some of the best food in the world will be in your plans, however what about the other meals and other days? New York is a city which offers everything so before or after you hit that new box office Broadway musical grab an inexpensive meal and a drink. The trick to the theater District of New York is always to stray a bit away from the main scene. There are plenty of outstanding restaurants which offer fabulous deals just off the beaten path. Ask a cab driver or some local patrons where they would advice for some great specials on whatever type of meal you are looking for. New Yorker's are among the most helpful and friendly people you will ever meet in a large city, and they are always the most knowledgeable.
So now we have saved on the room, saved on the transportation, saved on the meals, but how can you save on getting a ticket to the hottest Broadway production in years? Here are a few tips which may prove helpful and keep you out of trouble. Never buy from a scalper, New York scalpers are as good as they get, and nine times out of ten times you will be taken for your money. Here is a great tip which will get you the Broadway ticket at face value, keep you safe and probably get you a better seat then calling the box office the day tickets went on sale. Once at the theater, go up to the will call booth or the ticket sales area, ask if there have been any cancellations or any available tickets have opened up. Many times members of the production will have tickets being held, but sometimes the patrons are unable to make the show and the seats become available last minute. If they are unable to assist you, continue to stay around the area and let people know you are in need of a seat to the show, many times patron who put their tickets on the credit card months in advance ordered to many tickets and are in need of getting rid of one last minute.
With these insider tips to keeping a trip to New York City's famed Broadway inexpensive, fun and safe you are on your way to having one of the best trips at a price you probably thought was not possible in the city of bright lights and charm. Enjoy the show and don't forget to have a drink on me afterwards!
About the Author: Al is the owner of Broadway Tickets A New York entertainment site with news, history reviews and Broadway tickets information.