#1 Times Square - The Center of the Musical Theater Universe! Times Square is such a magical place. Times Square is also the worst. Every tourist from every place in the world combined with every crazy person in New York City (& a few normal people) makes for a very unique experience. My advice is to only go there if you need to. It's not somewhere you want to just hang out. There are great places to eat at a variety of price points. My top pick for a reasonably priced option is Juniors (there are two locations so if the one on 45th is busy go to the other one on 49th) Sardi's is always a great choice if you have the budget for it.
(Forget regret or life is yours to miss! )
Great seats at a great price:
1. Standing Room Seats- Almost all of the major shows have standing room tickets available. (I have seen sold out Hamilton shows 3 times this way) You can get these tickets right before the show for around $40. It is a risky option because it's never guaranteed you're going to get a seat.
2. TKTS - TKTS has great discounted tickets. You can avoid the crowds if you avoid the Times Square location.
3. TDF - Check out TDF.org
#2 Central Park - I'm not sure there is a park more beautiful than Central Park! It is amazing at all times of the year & hosts a ton of great events. Avoid the tourist traps! Don't pay $3.99 a minute to have a guy bicycle you around & I wouldn't ride in a horse drawn carriage if you paid me. The horses look so sad & I wish they could go to the countryside and relax. Explore the park by foot or rent a Citibike.
#3 The Whitney Museum - The Whitney not only has great exhibits, it is also located in a spot that has amazing views from it's rooftop bar. Check it out!
#4 The High line - The High Line is such a fun place to go and walk or just relax. It is a must see.
#5 The MET -
#6 Washington Square Park -
#7 Lincoln Center -
#8 New York Public Library
#9 The Rubin Museum -
#10 St John's the Divine -
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