New York, New York; it’s perhaps the pinnacle of metropolitan destinations in the United States. The Big Apple calls to mind the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park and Broadway. If you are planning a trip to the city, taking in Broadway’s scene should be on your itinerary. Whether you are a theatre buff or have never before seen a live show, treat yourself to a stage event. Follow that up with a good meal and take advantage of your time in the area to explore the streets.
Take in a Show or Two
No trip to Broadway is complete without taking in a show or two. Comedy, tragedy, drama, musical or dance, the choice is yours. Narrowing down your choices can be difficult. For many, a trip to Broadway is the chance of a lifetime, so it’s a great idea to make plans to see more than one show. If you haven’t pre-purchased a ticket for one of the big-name shows, you can try your luck at last minute releases, especially if you are willing to go during off-peak times. Take in a New York City Cabaret offering for an entertaining show of comedy and song, and see why the cabaret genre is making a comeback on the modern stage.
Enjoy a Good Meal
Look beyond the chain restaurants lining the streets in the Theatre District to find your pre- or post-show meal. No matter what your tastes are, you are sure to find something delicious, but it might take some planning. Investigate your options before you go, so that hunger doesn’t drive you into the nearest fast-food restaurant. There are a variety of ethnic options, some of which you wouldn’t ordinarily see outside of large, multi-cultural hubs like NYC.
Explore the Streets
The Big Apple holds a lot of history, and you can see it in the architecture. Around Broadway, you will find historical theatres and hotels with stories to tell. Join a walking tour to get the inside scoop. For the spookier side of the past, sign up for a ghost tour. Aside from the history, a walk through the streets of Broadway will envelop you in the heartbeat of the city. If people fascinate you, you will find no better place to people-watch than on the streets of NYC, and on Broadway in particular.
The bright lights in the Big City will draw you into the excitement that is Broadway. The shows won’t disappoint, and the options are almost endless. You can satiate your hunger at one of the many unique restaurants and then walk off the calories by wandering the streets. You’ll walk away with memories to last a lifetime.